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Dr Kathy Wheeler (Caradoc-Davies) will be holding the fort in the Bishops Archives and Museum for the next six months while Dr Paul Murray is on a fel… More...

The Anglican Church in South Africa commemorates two very important persons. One is Robert Gray, founder of Bishops school, and the other is his accom… More...

This is the 1896 SA Side that played at Newlands on 5 September 1896, with Heatlie the Captain.

The history behind the green jersey that is currently worn by South Africa's national rugby side More...

The most crucial supply item in Operation Pedestal was fuel, carried by the SS Ohio tanker ... More...

It was also Bishop Gray's burning desire to establish schools such as Bishops (1849), St George's Grammar School (1848), St Cyprian's School (1872) an… More...

Was he a Bishops Boy?

Are the claims true? Detective work done by our Archivist reveals ... More...

Judge Ian Farlam and Professor Howard Phillips at The Mitre earlier this month.

Judge Ian Farlam and Professor Howard Phillips come to take a look at this treasure and invite us to collaborate. More...

The late Hamilton Mvelase

On Sunday, 21 July 1991 Hamilton Mvelase changed his mind about staying in White House for the day and decided to go home. Hours later he was murdered… More...

A Photograph of Birt House at the Prep.- 1961.

OD Donald Fraser Bett has kindly sent in a photograph of Birt House when it was at the Prep - 1961. More...

Founders House, the South Wing, constructed 1850-52.

Donald Fraser Bett sent in a panoramic photograph of Founders, by David Charles (Stanmore, Bramley, Founders - 1966) taken in his Matric year. Here is… More...

The Tool Shed in FH underneath the fire staircase leading to the Grade 10 Dorm.

The Tool Shed stands under the fire staircase to the Founders House Grade 10 Dorm (originally known as the Gray Dorm). This photo was taken by Andy Se… More...

The Memorial Chapel at Bishops, a photo taken by Donald Bett Fraser (OD), in the 1960s.

The Chapel at Bishops, approximately 60 years ago! Not much has changed! More...

The Pre-Prep came to the Museum to learn more about Founders Day.

Paul Murray of the Museum addressed the Pre-Prep, in 30 min slots, to share the significance of Founders Day. More...

The society - The Historical Bench - met at The Mitre, for a presentation by James Collins.

The Historical bench met for the second time this term to discuss important issues that are taking place in the world. More...

Aerial photo of Bishops 1966

What did Bishops look like in 1966 at the time of the height of the Space Race between the USA and USSR? More...

The Sky has Fallen at the ODU Museum

It's not James Bond who picks up the pieces this time! More...

ODU hosts the College societies for a fascinating talk by Emeritus Professor Mike James. More...

Our heartiest congratulations to the School Archivist, Dr Paul Murray, who has been awarded the Colenso Visitorship to St John's College, Cambridge fo… More...

1966 Senior surfing team. Left to right: Peter Whipp; Mike Godfrey; Edward Godfrey and Piers Pittard

The first ever Cape Province Interschool's Surfing contest in 1966. More...

Luke Scott's Design, built by Naumann Construction.

This photograph was taken this morning. The way it has been designed, and built, make The Mitre one of the school's iconic structures. More...

The Arch - Founders House.

The Arch leading into the Founders Quad. in the 1950s. More...

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