The latest news of what ODs in the UK have been doing and look forward to doing in the next few months
It's out! The second edition of The Old Diocesan has just been released!
This is an extended version of the interview that appears in Issue 2 of The Old Diocesan magazine
Gareth and Simon have joined forces in Brisbane Australia to create a relocation investment business, by providing client lead service to assist the global market with relocation to Australia.
Fish River Canyon Ultra Marathon
Afrikaans rapper includes OD Vice President in hit song
On Tuesday 16th October the OD Union will be hosting the launch of The Old Diocesan Magazine, Volume 2. Please join us for a lovely evening at The Mitre where we'll interview various contributors. Date: Tuesday 16th October Time: 6PM onwards Venue: The Mitre, OD Union, Bishops To sign up for a hardcopy version to be posted to you (if you haven't already done this for Volume 1) click HERE
This being the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth, there have been a variety of events and functions to mark the occasion. One is the screening of the film Life is Wonderful - Mandela's unsung Heroes. This is the story behind the infamous Rivonia Trial, where Mandela and his co-defendants fought for the freedom of South Africa. The film is directed by former high court judge Sir Nick Stadlen QC, and follows the ten leading opponents of apartheid and their lawyers and supporters through the trial. Though the defendants were saved from the death penalty, eight of the ten were sentenced to life imprisonment, Mandela among them. When Mandela was released 27 years later, he had a vision of multiracial democracy for South Africa. I had advertised the film in earlier newsletters, but many ODs who were interested in seeing it discovered it to be sold out. So we are very fortunate that Sir Nick is going to host a private screening for ODs, their families and friends. This will take place on Sunday 28th October at the Curzon Cinema in Victoria at 3pm. Sir Nick will introduce the film and at the end, will hold a short Q&A. After that, guests are invited to stay on fr a few drinks in a private room at the cinema. The screen that is available to us is one of their smaller ones, so this is very much a first-come-first served event and if you want to come, do book now (£10 pp including drinks and snacks afterwards).
A Special General Meeting will be held at The Mitre on Tuesday 6th November 2018 from 6PM to address the following: Constitutional ammendments Appointment of OD Union President adn Patron Appointment of OD Committee Members
Tom David (2011B) and I are two South Africans who, last year, at 24 years-of-age took the first steps of a life-changing journey. Walk with Us is the honest, gripping account of climbing the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, and walking 6 000km through six countries on US$2 a day in aid of early childhood development. In a story of extreme pain and even greater kindness, overcoming challenges and lessons learned, we have a message to share. In the words of adventurer, Kingsley Holgate, “An amazing journey”. We will be launching our book on Monday 12th November at The Mitre, Diocesan College, Bishops in Cape Town from 6PM onwards. Please RSVP below for catering purposes. Anyone willing to contribute towards the catering for the event, please contact the OD Union: [email protected], We would greatly appreciate your assistance in publicizing the book, and are both available for interviews. Kind regards, Warren Handley (2010G)
The Life Healthcare Medical 10 is a 10 kilometre fun-run/walk for health professionals. It started in 1978 - with the idea of showing that they practiced what they preached to their patients about a healthy lifestyle. For the past 12 years the venue has been the Western Province Cricket Club Sports Complex off Avenue de Mist, with the route going round the Common and then a loop up the Bishops Avenue - from where there are usually spectacular views of Devil's Peak reflecting the early morning sunshine. The field usually includes a few ODs such a Bob Baigrie (1974F), Tim Noakes (1966W) and Sydney Cullis (1961F). As it is run on a handicap basis with half a minute allowed for each year of age over 40, the "old toppies" often manage to finish towards the top of the field. Thanks to multiple sponsors the proceeds are donated to a charity - last year the Paediatric Department at Victoria Hospital was Supported. This year's event will start at 06h30 on Sunday 25th November and is open to all health professionals. For the entry form, click HERE