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A closer look into the history of the OD Union, images and documents from our archives shared online!

Just a special piece of memorabilia from WWII

Vincent Wells from the Desert

Posted on: 1 Feb 2019

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Missing Founders House Photo's

Posted on: 2 Nov 2018

Their name liveth Forever



Posted on: 24 Sep 2018

Memorial Window of St. Francis of Assisi

Charles Currey (Past staff)

Stained glass window in memory of Charles Currey (Past staff)

Posted on: 17 Sep 2018

​​​​​​​British 'Tommy' gives one of the starving Turks a bit of his biscuit. Mesopotamian Campaign.

Bravery in the Face of Desperate Circumstances - Oswald Reid VC by Peter Dickens

Honouring a son of South Africa and one of our greatest and bravest World War 1 heroes, receiving his Victoria Cross for valour holding out against all odds in a part of the war often overlooked.

Posted on: 17 Aug 2018

Mrs Peggy Rees meets the First XV

Naming of the Piley Rees Field

Naming of the 1st XV Field

Posted on: 10 Jul 2018

Lieut. Dacre Lovett Haddon (1930-39)

We Remember: Lieut. Dacre Lovett Haddon (1930-39)

06 July 1944

Posted on: 6 Jul 2018

Scott Memeorial, Cape Town

Bishops links with Scott and South Pole

Bishops links with Scott's South Pole Expedition

Posted on: 4 Jul 2018

Generation of owls continue

Spotted Eagle-Owls outside Founders

Founders Owls still roosting strong!

Posted on: 3 Jul 2018

Tony van Ryneveld (1942G) with the Memoir of John Joubert (1944O)

John Joubert: A Personal Memoir of Music at Bishops

Music at Bishops - 1935 to 1944. A Personal Memoir by John Joubert

Posted on: 27 Jun 2018

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Pilot-Officer Francis (1938-42)

Posted on: 20 Oct 2017

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Jan Smuts and Bishops

Posted on: 20 Oct 2017

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Remarkable OD - Lieut Jasper Paull Naish

Lieut. Jasper Paull Naish, Royal Air Force, only child of Mrs. O. Naish presently of Durban, was killed in action in France on 25th July, 1918.

Posted on: 18 Oct 2017

Do you know anyone from the Badminton Team of '56?

Badminton Team 1956

Can you help us find anyone from this photo of the Badminton Team of 1956

Posted on: 5 Oct 2017