Chris Sandes (1971O) passed away on the 19th of December 2019
John Joubert, one of Britain's most celebrated composers, died last night, 7th January 2019 after complications arising from a fall.
We are very sad to pass on the news of the death of Donald "Jumbo" Vanrenen who died on 18th November 2019.
Stonehage Fleming and the UK ODU will be hosting a cocktail reception to congratulate Raymond on his appointment to Patron of the Old Diocesans Union. Wives and Partners welcome and dress is smart casual. There is no charge and we are very grateful to Hamish Sinclair (S, 1992) and Stonehage Fleming for their generosity in supporting this function.
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The annual gathering of Old Diocesans will take place at Kelvin Grove on Thursday 28th February 2019 from 6/6:30 PM. We are delighted to have Prof. Jonathan Jansen as our guest speaker for the evening. Tickets: Please purchase tickets by clicking the button below Tickets are R485.00 per person and partners are welcome to join. Please bring your ticket with you on the night (either printed out or electronic, in order to gain entry) Seating: We will try our best to seat you with your respective reunion year or closest. Alternatively please contact the OD Union ([email protected]) should you wish to arrange specific (although limited) seating arrangements. We look forward to having you there!
On Friday 22nd March, The UK ODs will be taking on the Bishops 1st Golf team and their hapless masters-in-charge at The RAC in Surrey. There will be seven fourballs the first teeing off at 11.28am. Sandwiches before and drinks afterwards. This is going to be a great day out on an iconic course. It's not often the School comes to us. There has been good support from ODs for this match, with two places still open. Should you like to play, please let Alex Price (M, 2008) or Nicky Bicket (F, 1973) know by email by clicking on our names.
Peter Elliott (W, 1967) lives in the Languedoc where he has become an expert on the history of the area. He also writes books and at this function in London will talk to ODs about his latest, Constance: One Road to Take; The Life and Photography of Constance Stuart Larrabee (1914-2000) which has just come out and covers the life of Constance Larrabee, a leading female photographer in South Africa and the United States. This is the first book on Larrabbee which details her life in South Africa, war-torn Europe and, later, Maryland, and contains many of her photographs Through her lens, she covered the lives of black women and children living in the countryside and then cities and mining towns as their husbands toiled deep underground or in factories that spilled out onto the ridges of the Witwatersrand. There is no charge for this event.