Richard Cock (1966O) will be conducting the annual production of Starlight Classics at Vergelegen Wine Estate on the Saturday the 3rd of March 2018. The OD Union have tickets available for those wanting to attend. This is a lovely open-air event where ticket holders bring their own camping chairs and picnic baskets. The seating spots are on a first come first serve basis. The gates open at 4pm and the concert starts at 7:30pm. Richard very kindly keeps a prime area cordoned off for ticket holders who get their tickets from the ODU. The value of these tickets is that they take the pressure off from rushing to get to the event. A limited amount of tickets are available from the ODU offices. These tickets are R350.00 per person for the privilege of access to this cordoned off prime spot. Please note the ticket price includes admin cost and a donation to the Bishops 175 Campaign. To find out more about the event click here. Once you have booked we will send you the payment details to confirm your booking.
You are invited to the 2018 OD Annual Dinner. Partners are welcome. Please note that this is only a booking and your seat will be confirmed upon receipt of proof of payment to Nicole: [email protected] Tickets are R450 per person. Banking details are: Standard Bank Account, Name: OD Union Branch: Rondebosch Branch Code: 025 009 Acc. No. 274 927 187 Ref: Name and matric year Event Address: Kelvin Grove Contact us at 021 685 1829
Founders Day is on Friday 16th March. If you are not in Cape Town to play cricket, shoot, and otherwise celebrate Bishops 169th anniversary, I would encourage you to join us at a lunch at the Carlton Club at which Dr Neil Orpen (W, 1990) one of the UK's leading spinal surgeons will be speaking on backs, the NHS and why medicine is still a good career for your (grand)children to follow. None of us is 169 years old, but speaking for myself (and I don't think I'm alone) my spine feels like it is. The lunch will be fun, informative and another chance to meet fellow-ODs in a relaxed, convivial and elegant environment. Partners and Family most welcome. Dress: Suits/Jacket and (OD) tie
Chris Molteno (G, 2010), one of last year's winners of the Gates Scholarship to Cambridge is inviting ODs and wives/partners to visit the university on Saturday 24th March. The visit kicks off with a pub lunch, a tour of the more iconic sites of the university, some punting on the Cam, and drinks and dinner in Magdalene (the only College dining hall to hold dinners lit only by candles). The outing will officially close at 9.30pm. For those who would like (or need) it, there is some accommodation provided by the College, details of which are on the booking form which is HERE. Numbers are capped, so this is very much a first-come-first-served event.
Anthony Record MBE (S, 1956) will be hosting ODs and their wives/partners at his Languedoc wine estate Domaine Gayda from the 14-17 May. Peter Elliott (W, 1967) lives in nearby will be our tour guide of the area. The tour will include wine, walking, dinner at the wonderful Domaine Gayda restaurant and a spectacular braai, wine and visits to the cultural and historical sites of the Carcassonne area.