Welcome from the President,
John Dennis (1959-64)
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Event Report - Entrepreneurs’ Discussion & DinnerPosted: Tuesday, 19 March 2013Posted: Tuesday, 19 March 2013On 27 February around 70 OPs, teachers, boys and parents attended an Entrepreneurs’ discussion and dinner at the School. A stimulating session in the Monty Room was introduced by OP Club President John Dennis (1959-64), and chaired by Ali Summers (1978-83), School Governor and partner at Summers & Co. Chartered Accountants. Also on the panel were Tom Adeyoola (1990-95), CEO and Founder of the online fitting room Metail.com, and Alexis Dormandy (1983-88), Chairman of Wattbike and Founder of LoveThis.
At a lively Q&A afterwards current Paulines were able to discuss their own products and ask how best to take them to market. All on the panel agreed that they considered themselves ‘unemployable’ now, but countered with a warning that it was no longer ‘safe’ to be employed!
OP / Leavers’ Concert – Sunday 23 JunePosted: Monday, 4 March 2013Posted: Monday, 4 March 2013
Calling OP Musicians
Building on the success of last year’s OP concert, the event will happen this year on Sunday 23 June in the Wathen Hall. The concert will include both classical and jazz items and admission is free. It is hoped we will again welcome back a number of musical Old Paulines for this event.
Please can any OPs who would like to offer their services as performers in this event contact Tom Evans, Assistant Director of Music, as soon as possible and by mid-April at the latest at email@example.com.
Tom Bradley PhotographyPosted: Tuesday, 19 March 2013Posted: Tuesday, 19 March 2013Tom Bradley has been working on a personal project Leprosy Eliminated? and other stories on and off for the last four years. This documentary looks closely into the lives of those affected by leprosy across the world –- aiming not just to create a record for history’s sake, but to engage people in a disease which, though well-known, is still much-ignored.
Tom is now working with a number of NGOs on this work-in-progress and is gradually posting on a website www.isleprosyeliminated.com It’s primarily photographic, but he is also using mixed media; digital, film, audio, video and writing, to best record his experiences. The project has received a surprising amount of praise from those involved in leprosy. Now Tom has the more difficult task of bringing it to a wider audience.
Please visit www.isleprosyeliminated.com and pass it on. If you’d like to get in touch, please contact Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org or Google ‘Tom Bradley Photography’.
Cambridge CornersPosted: Tuesday, 19 March 2013Posted: Tuesday, 19 March 2013Cambridge Corners 26 April – 15 May 2013
American artist Andy Newman (1970-72) has an exhibition next month in Cambridge, the theme of which is to capture a relatively “unseen” Cambridge – not colleges, punts and students in gowns, but rather something more basic, yet equally worthy of note and recognition.”
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Event report - Feast ServicePosted: Thursday, 14 February 2013Posted: Thursday, 14 February 2013Around 230 Old Paulines, Old Paulinas and guests attended this year’s Feast Service at St Paul’s Cathedral and just under 200 went on to the Reception and Buffet Supper afterwards at Mercers’ Hall.
At the Evensong Service, the joint choir of St Paul’s and St Paul’s Girls’ Schools was conducted by Mark Wilderspin, Director of Music at SPS and Heidi Pegler, Head of Singing at SPGS, accompanied by the SPGS organist, Simon Weale. John Dennis (1959-64), President of the Old Pauline Club, said afterwards at the Reception he felt it was a shame that decorum prevented clapping in appreciation of the beautiful singing in the Cathedral at the time. He called for a retrospective round of applause, which was enthusiastically given.
Mercers’ Hall provided the perfect backdrop for the occasion, which ensured a successful and convivial evening. Fine food and wine was enjoyed by all after the traditional presentation of books to the Walker Library, which were received by School Archivist and Librarian, Alexandra Aslett.
Alexandra would like to extend her thanks to all OPs who contributed to this year’s collection, which enabled her to acquire a first-edition of Comus by John Milton. This choice sparked theatrical memories amongst some present at the Reception who had taken part in the production at Apposition in 1959 to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the founding of the School, in which boys and girls from both schools took part – see the 1959 cast list below (click to enlarge).
The Herd – Rory Kinnear’s debut as a writerPosted: Thursday, 14 February 2013Posted: Thursday, 14 February 2013Rory Kinnear (1991-96) makes his debut as a playwright in a new season at The Bush Theatre. The Herd, written by Rory and directed by Howard Davies, will have its premiere in September. The play is a witty and heartfelt exploration of family dynamics under pressure as one member turns 21.
The Herd runs from Friday 13 September to Saturday 12 October 2013. Book tickets here.
Rory is also about to start rehearsals as Iago for Nicholas Hytner’s Othello at the National Theatre, with Adrian Lester. Playing from 16 April. Click here for more information.
The GRAMMYs 2013 – Mumford & Sons win top prizePosted: Thursday, 14 February 2013