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The OD Union

The Bishops Old Boys Alumni Association

Objectives of the OD Union

The objectives of the Union are to bring together past students of the Diocesan College and the Diocesan Preparatory and Pre-Preparatory Schools (hereinafter referred to jointly as ‘Bishops’), to keep them in touch with Bishops and the present students, to promote the interests and welfare of Bishops and to administer a fund to provide financial assistance for descendants of present and past members of the Union to be educated at Bishops.

A Short History

Although the College Magazine, first published in 1886, had always contained news of past pupils of Bishops, the OD Union was not formed until ten years later, in 1896. Prior to that, though, an OD Rugby Club had been formed and informal Old Boys Dinners had taken place, both at Bishops and in Johannesburg, where a ‘branch’ of the OD Union was formed a month before the OD Union itself was constituted in April 1896.

OD Committee 2021

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OD Committee 2021

OD Documents

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OD Union Info

Roger Crittenden (1968/9 O)

Roger Crittenden (1968/9 O) passed away last week from Parkinson's Disease. More...

Most of the current committee have to stand down having served their term and a number of the eligible remaining members (Graham Thomas, Niall Carrol… More...

2022 rapidly draws to a close. We need another committee as good as the current one to continue moving the ODU forward. Give thought to offering your… More...

The Mitre - Home of the OD Union

2022 rapidly draws to a close. We need another committee as good as the current one to continue moving the ODU forward. Give thought to offering your… More...

First visit to The Mitre, home of the ODU More...

A first for our visitors to the Mitre! Personal school ground tour in the nifty utility vehicle. More...

OD Office News and Planning

Roger Crittenden (1968/9 O)

Roger Crittenden (1968/9 O) passed away last week from Parkinson's Disease. More...

Most of the current committee have to stand down having served their term and a number of the eligible remaining members (Graham Thomas, Niall Carrol… More...

2022 rapidly draws to a close. We need another committee as good as the current one to continue moving the ODU forward. Give thought to offering your… More...

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