August 2019

OS Photography Competition

The OS Club invites all members of the Sedberghian community to take part in our OS Photography Competition. Photographers of all skill-levels and affiliations to the School (alumni, parents, friends, etc) are welcome to send in your best photos of any content within the following categories: Landscapes Animals Portraits The winning entries will be announced later in the year and there are a number of prizes on offer for each category, including a choice of OS Merchandise. The competition aims to uncover images that show the world around us and to give the opportunity to photographers whose work might not...
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“The Wilson Run: A Race In Three Centuries 1881-2019” by Norman Berry (SH 57-62)

Sedbergh’s Ten Mile race is a very special event, one in which most pupils will have taken part. It is unique in its severity and length. Many Old Sedberghians will remember their times! Norman Berry (SH 57-62) has now updated his previous book to include the years 1981–2019. This comprehensive and compelling addition to the race’s history, records the breaking of a 94-year-old record; the Centenary race attended by Sebastian Coe; the record broken for a second time; and since 2002 the inclusion of girls, who have created their own remarkable records and contributed to increased numbers taking part in...
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OS News – August

Selva Ramasamy (S 81-88) Appointed Queen’s Counsel A belated congratulations to Selva Ramasamy (S 81-88) who last year was sworn in before the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Chief Justice as a newly appointed member of the Queen’s Counsel (QC). Selva has a long established and impressive practice in the field of corporate and financial crime. He is a specialist in cases involving corporates and professionals under investigation and charged in criminal, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings. He was called to the Bar in 1992 and was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court (a part-time circuit judge) in 2009. He...
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OS Weekend 2019

The upcoming OS Weekend will take place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2019. The Weekend will be held in conjunction with OS Sports Weekend, including OS hockey, rugby and netball fixtures against the School teams. There will also be a special Alumni Cross Country Run on Saturday afternoon with participants from St. Anselm’s College and Shrewsbury School competing. If you are able to play for any the OS sporting teams, please contact Benjamin Collins direct at at your earliest convenience. There will be a complimentary OS Lunch on Saturday at 1pm at the Hirst Centre, before the...
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New Sedbergh School Promotional Video – ‘The Spirit of Sedbergh’

Sedbergh School’s new promotional film, ‘The Spirit of Sedbergh’, recently launched on 9th September. The film features both Casterton Sedbergh Preparatory School and Sedbergh Senior School, highlighting the relationship between the two. The focus on the pupil journey at Sedbergh is key to capturing the spirit of both Schools. Using a clever, and very real, take on the famous Sedbergh wolf, the film brings the unique spirit of Sedbergh to life in this captivating and emotionally driven film.

OS Platform Upgrade

We are pleased to announce that the Old Sedberghian Club Online Platform, OS Connect, has been upgraded to the ‘Next Generation Platform’! The upgrade provides increased mentoring and networking functionalities with an enhanced user interface to facilitate a more efficient exchange of experiences, opportunities and career knowledge between Old Sedberghians. Users are also now able to customise their suggested mentors or mentees based on editable algorithm and there is also now a dedicated page for mentoring. The site is still free and an exclusive benefit of being a member of the Sedberghian alumni network. What’s you can do on OS Connect: Your profile: Make...
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Philip Thomas (H 95-00) Completes 1218km Cycle Challenge

The OS Club extends a heartfelt congratulations to Philip Thomas (H 95-00) who completed the gruelling Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) Cycle Challenge on the 18th-22nd August this year, in aid of cancer research. Philip completed the race in a time of 79:32:49 or an average time of 15.27km/hr over the five punishing days. Philip tackled the 1218 km (761 mile) marathon event in memory of a former school friend, Sam Barker (E 95-00), who tragically died of cancer last year, leaving a wife and two young children. “I wanted to do something I could dedicate to Sam’s memory and look back on with...
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Graeme Marrs, MBE (Honorary OS) 1939-2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Honorary OS Graeme Marrs, who died on Friday 16th August at the age of 79. His Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday 10th September at St Bridget’s Church, West Kirby, Wirral, Merseyside, at 1.30pm. Please see below for an obituary written by Peter Greville, Vice President and Press Office, Birkenhead Park Football Club. Graeme made a huge contribution to rugby at Birkenhead Park over many years from the 1970’s to the current day. A proud old boy of Rossall School he played also for Rosslyn Park a club...
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Jon Hardey Obituary (S 63-68)

The Old Sedberghian Club has received the sad news that Jon Hardey (1950-2019), expert on peregrine falcons and other upland birds of prey, passed away in July 2019. Please see below for an obituary from the Scotland Herald. Jon Hardey, who has died aged 69, belonged to the North East Branch of the Scottish Raptor Study Group, consisting of remarkable and feisty specialists studying the ecology, behaviour and changing fortunes of birds of prey. For several years Jon chaired the NE group. He specialised in peregrine falcons, and was encouraged to do so by his idol, the late Dr Derek Ratcliffe,...
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