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December 2015 - Old Pauline Newsletter
Welcome to the December issue of the Old Pauline Club eNews.

The Old Pauline Club wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

2015 has been an extraordinary year with increasing numbers of Old Paulines attending Club events; Old Pauline entrepreneurs making notable success straight from University; and current Paulines making their mark winning the Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup at Henley and the Veterrimi IV Cup at Rugby. You can read more highlights from the last year on our website.

We hope you enjoy reading this month's news and look forward to a very successful 2016!
Remarkable ‘Harbord Era’ High House Reunion in Brook Green
On Saturday 7 November a Reunion of High House boarders of the ‘Harbord Era’ of 1945-60 was held in the original building at 9 Brook Green, opposite St Paul’s Girls’ School.  It was remarkably successful, both because of its ‘senior’ vintage and because several had travelled long distances to attend, welcoming old friends from
Belgium, Ireland and Dallas, USA. Read More...  
Scout Group Reunion
A reunion for the St Paul's School Scout Group is being planned in 2016, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the Group closing.

Originally founded in 1928, the Group sadly dissolved in 1986, due to lack of leaders to keep it going. We are hoping to gather former members together for drinks and a buffet supper in Barnes or Putney. Please see the website for further details
OPUS - Issue 2
Following a very successful launch, the second issue of OPUS has just been published. Find out how our boys are finding their new experiences in some of the top Ivy League Universities and  read about the exciting world of engineering at Michigan.

If you would like to share your own experiences at a US university, please get in touch with Carol GrahamRead the latest OPUS.
Samuel Pepys Exhibition
A fascinating exhibition featuring the work of OP Samuel Pepys is currently on display at the National Maritime Museum.

The event which includes 200 paintings and objects from private collections, museums and galleries across the globe, will run until 28 March 2016, and will explore the period from the execution of Charles I in 1649 to the Glorious Revolution of 1688. See more at RMG
Athens Branch Pre-Christmas Drinks 
 An informal gathering of Athenian based Old Paulines and Paulinas took place in Kolonaki at Mohnblumchen on the 1 December 2015.  Menelaos Pangalos (1979-84) recounts the evening of fine Italian fare, red wine and superb company. Read More…
British University Fives Championships
Cambridge University confirmed its position as the strongest Rugby Fives-playing university by taking a clean sweep of the major titles at the championships held at Cambridge University Sports Centre at the end of November.

The event represented a massive coup for OP Fives, with 11 entrants in the singles and representatives in 7 doubles pairs.

There was an all OP singles final between E L Kay (2005-10) who beat BMJ Beltrami (2009-14)
15-12, 15-3. Both represented Cambridge. The singles Plate was awarded to SL Russell (2007-12) from Durham.

In an all OP doubles final
BMJ Beltrami (2009-14) & MJR Shaw (2008-13) (Cambridge) beat OR Arnold (2009-14) & TRD Parker (2007-12) (Bristol) 15-8, 15-2. The doubles Plate was awarded to BFA Ashraf (2009-14) & AD Wordley (Durham).
Light Blue
Andy Rees (2008-13) has been selected as a winger for Cambridge in this week's 134th Varsity Match Varsity Match at Twickenham. Oxford need one more win to make it six in a row to create a new record for the fixture, while Cambridge currently lead the series by 61 wins to 58.
Supper Evening – 11 December
Israel Branch Gathering – 28 January
Feast Service and Reception - 1 February
Supper Evening
11 December 

The Old Pauline Club will round off the year with the annual Supper Evening, a traditional Christmas dinner, which will take place this year at St Paul's School.

We hope you take the opportunity to book a table with your former classmates, catch up on the year and celebrate the festive season. 

See further details
Israel Branch Gathering
28 January

The Israel Branch would like to invite all those living or travelling in the area to join them at an event on Thursday, 28 January 2016. This event will take event in Tel Aviv and will be an opportunity to bring together Old Paulines and Paulinas in the area.

If you would like to attend please contact Michael Horesh from the OP Israel Branch.
Feast Service and Reception
1 February

The Old Pauline Club is pleased to invite you to join us at evensong at 4.45pm on Monday 1 February 2016 at St Paul’s Cathedral.

This traditional annual service, which dates back to 1600, will be followed by a buffet dinner at Mercers’ Hall. To book please see the
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St Paul's Newspaper!

In late November a new 'newspaper style' newsletter was published, sharing all of the latest activities and successes at St Paul's School.

The publication will be produced termly and is available to
download and read online.
Lexus Squash Cup Win

St Paul’s School ‘did the double’ for the first time in the Lexus Independent Schools’ Squash Cup history, winning both trophies in a superb day of squash.

St Paul’s Success in Golf

St Paul’s golf team beat Kings College Wimbledon on Wednesday 25 November, in the second round of HMC Foursomes Golf, Knockout Tournament.


The Story of Tolworth by Patricia Ward and Bob Phillips (1964-68)

Published by Broomfield Press, this book is a history of Tolworth, from Iron Age settlement to the present day. "Tolworth is the centre of the universe, it's just nobody knows it yet!"

For copies please contact Bob Phillips.

Read more about this and other OP published books on the website.

It is with much regret that we notify the deaths of the following Old Pauline. Our sympathy goes to their families and friends

Klaus F Roth (1939-43) - 10 November 2015
David S Mahany (1951-56) - 24 October 2015
Godfrey H F Cake (1933-36) - 25 September 2015
Francis C Excell (1958-62) - 7 September 2015
Robert E Baker (1952-57) - 20 April 2015
Geoffrey M Hyde (1960-65) 

Obituaries are published in the Old Pauline News magazine due out shortly. 

The Club is proud to be able to offer its members a wide range of quality merchandise from socks to scarves and ties to cuff links. To see the full range of merchandise and how to order visit the website
We are always looking for news from the community to share in this newsletter and in the Old Pauline News. Please forward any stories you have or tell us what you are up to. We would love to hear from you.

Please pass on this email to any Old Pauline who may be missing out on the Club's news.

With very best wishes over this festive period,
Alan Day, Hon Secretary
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