Graduation from Edinburgh University
Bank’s venture capital fund invests in Cape Town drone start-up
WasteShark made its UK debut on 22 June 2018 in the town of Poole, Europe's largest natural harbour.
Naming of the 1st XV Field
David successfully completes 'Back to the Wall' Challenge
Craven Week & Academy Week 9-14 July 2018
Visitors to The Mitre
In addition to our annual match against the Old Tonbridgians, we now are delighted to announce our inaugural match against the Old Haileyburians, a school which has very close ties to Bishops. Shouldn't stop us from aiming to thrash them. Alex Price (M, 2008) captains the side and can be contacted by clicking HERE.
Heavy Chef and The OD Union in partnership with Sable International presents: Techpreneurship at The Mitre! - with Mark Forrester (1999G) & Annette Muller August 14 2018, 6 pm for 6:30 pm Founder of Heavy Chef, Fred Roed (1991G) reports: "Heavy Chef creates learning experiences for entrepreneurs. We offer events, workshops and tours featuring some of the most inspiring people on the planet. The name 'Heavy Chef' actually has nothing to do with cooking, and comes from the saying never trust a skinny chef. In a world of talkers, Heavy Chef believe it’s the doers that are going to change it. Heavy Chef's aim is to inspire people to start things, and then empower them to succeed. We have invited two of South Africa’s most dynamic tech entrepreneurs Mark Forrester (1999G) and Annette Muller. Mark, who matriculated in 1999 from Bishops, is the founder of WooThemes and WooCommerce, which has been downloaded over 47 million times and powers almost a third of all the world’s e-commerce stores. Annette Muller is a sought-after international speaker, founder of Flexyforce, an innovative new startup in the Future of Work sector, and has been recognised by Forbes International as one of the ‘top 10 female tech founders to watch In Africa’. This event is for Bishops ODs, parents, pupils, and aspiring entrepreneurs who are curious about the brave new world of South African entrepreneurship." The event is kindly sponsored by Sable International.
You are invited to attend the launch of the late Rev Terry Wilke’s book, The Bishops Chapels on Thursday 23 August at 18:30 in the Mitre (Raymond Ackerman Centre). The book will be on sale for R200 and drinks and lights snacks will be served. Please respond for catering purposes to [email protected]
“Exploding the Myth” uniquely covers John’s significant personal involvement in the investigation of four separate international high profile murders, the forensic evidence of the Lockerbie bomb and ‘crutch bomber’ (Detroit) and an insight into bomb disposal and counter terrorist search operations hitherto unpublished. With a background of Northern Ireland and other operations, it also details the training processes and explosive effects analysis that are vital in today’s terrorist threat. The removal of 50ft pipemines from 32 airfields in the South of England left over from the 2nd World War and sorting out the booby-trapped oil fires in the immediate aftermath of the First Gulf War proved challenging. Perhaps more of an examination was designing and implementing all the security for Her Majesty’s Crown Jewels in the Tower of London. The Falklands War, Middle East, South America, Kenya and extensive work with the United Nations additionally make up the story of John’s extraordinary career.