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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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Our constitution is now available in Afrikaans More...

OD Union Info

Our sincerest condolences to Di, Caitlin and Timothy. More...

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Anton Handley (1974G) and his wife Jillian visiting from Sydney More...

The Mitre - Home of the OD Union

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...

Items from the Bishops Archives

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OD Office News and Planning

Our sincerest condolences to Di, Caitlin and Timothy. More...

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

Anton Handley (1974G) and his wife Jillian visiting from Sydney More...

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