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February 2016 - Old Pauline Newsletter
 
 
Welcome to the February issue of the Old Pauline Club eNews.

With 2016 now well under way the OP events programme for the year is getting into gear, both at home and abroad. Next month we look forward to welcoming you to our popular Finance Dinner which will be held at the School; OP Club President Sir Nigel Thompson KCMG CBE will be speaking at the next Wessex branch meeting in the beautiful Dorset village of Tarrant Monkton; and the next New York Club lunch will be held at the University Club. In addition, a string of planned reunions promises to give OP peer groups a chance to cement old friendships. We hope you can join us for one or more of these events. Please check our website for details and bookings.

We are also announcing important information regarding this year's printed Directory, so please check our website to ensure you are happy with what information we are sharing.
OLD PAULINE CLUB NEWS... 
Feast Service and Reception Dinner 2016
There was a record-breaking attendance of OPs, their guests, parents and boys at the Feast Service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Monday 1st February. 182 later attended the Reception Dinner at Mercers’ Hall.
Read more...
My St Paul's
We’d love to hear short stories 
from your time at School, good and bad, for a new column in the Old Pauline News magazine! When you think back to your time at St Paul’s what is it that sticks in your memory the most?Submit your story...
Club Directory 2016
The new club directory will be printed soon, ready to hand out to the 2016 Pauline Leavers.
If you DO NOT wish to be included in this directory, it is important that you contact the club. More details can be found on the website.
Match of the Day! 
Time to clean off the boots! After a two year hiatus due to abysmal weather it is with great expectation that the OPAFC looks forward to the imminent St Paul's vs OPAFC association football matches.  If you would like to get involved click here...
Israel Reunion January 2016
Over 40 OPs, Old Paulinas and their spouses gathered together at the Alexander Hotel in Tel Aviv for a get-together in late January.

Three octogenarians spoke for several minute, and David Many (1948-50) vividly described how fellow pupils were astonished to discover that he was an Egyptian Jew. On the ladies side, Anna Mittwoch, now in her 90s, regaled us with her stories as a teacher at the girls’ school.

Read more...
Mountain in Iceland highlands named after Old Pauline explorer
Mount Vatnsfell in the central highlands near Askja will from now on be called Wattsfell according to a new decree by the Icelandic place name committee. This is in honour of Old Pauline British explorer William Lord Watts. Read More...
New York Drinks January 2016
On Tuesday, 13 January 2016, OP Jamie Morris and his wife Betsy hosted a passel of Old Paulines, Paulinas and guests at their lovely Upper East Side New York City apartment for drinks and appetizers.
Read more...
 
UPCOMING EVENTS... 
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - AT A GLANCE
Pauline Perspectives Lecture - 24 February
Finance Panel and Dinner - 3 March 
Bryant Tan Memorial Concert - 5 March
New York Club Lunch - 8 March
Wessex Lunch - 19 March
30 Year Reunion - 10 June
25 Year Reunion - 18 June
Scout Reunion - 26 June
Annual Dinner - 7 July
Pauline Perspectives
24 February

The SPS Parents' Group invites you to attend our first Pauline Perspectives lecture.
"Does an academic education provide an appropriate tool kit for the modern workplace?"
The evening will be moderated by James Max (1983-88), Exec Director BNP Paribas Real Estate and Broadcaster, BBC Radio London.
Book now...
Finance Panel and Dinner
3 March
The Old Pauline Club is pleased to invite you to this year’s Finance Dinner as part of the Profession Dinners series.

This biennial event will be a chance for Paulines to hear from experts in the finance sector who will be discussing their career paths and sharing stories from the highlights and challenges of their working life.

Booking is now open for this event - CLICK HERE.
Bryant Tan Memorial Concert
5 March

A concert will take place on Saturday 5 March, at 7pm 
in the Wathen Hall, in memory of Bryant Tan (2005-10). Please support this event and celebrate the short life of this remarkable young man.
Read more and book your ticket.
New York Club Lunch
8 March

All Old Paulines, Paulinas, Colet Fellows, friends of St. Paul’s and guests are invited to the next Club lunch at the University Club, One West 54 Street, on Tuesday March 8, at 12.30pm.  

RSVP to 
Simon Strauss (1968-73).

 
Wessex Branch Luncheon 
19 March


The Wessex Branch is pleased to invite you to the next Wessex luncheon on Saturday, 19 March 2016. This event will be taking place at The Langton Arms, Blandford, Dorset and will be an opportunity to catch up with Old Paulines based in the area. Read further details...
30 Year Reunion
10 June
Please join the Class of 1986 at this years' reunion, it will be an opportunity to see old friends, catch up on the last three decades and compare how poorly we have aged. For more details please 
click here.
25 Year Reunion
18 June
This summer marks 25 years since the year of 1991 left St Paul’s School. To celebrate we would like to invite you to a 25 Year Reunion to catch up with old friends and share your stories. 
Find out more...
Scout Reunion 2016
26 June
2016 marks 30 years since the School Scout Group closed and seems an appropriate time to hold a reunion for former members. Please visit the
 website to read more and to contact one the organisers. 
Annual Dinner 2016
7 July
The Old Pauline Club is pleased to invite you to join us at our Annual Dinner on Thursday, 7 July, at the School.
This event will include an opportunity to hear from Professor the Lord Winston of Hammersmith (1954-59), life peer and fertility expert. Lord Winston is a professor at Imperial College, a presenter for the BBC and Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University. Read more...
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ST PAUL'S SCHOOL NEWS...
Ivy League and Oxbridge offers up on last year!
Trends are changing as 30% of Paulines go to Oxbridge and a further 18% to North American universities.
 
So far in 2016, the number of Oxbridge offers (56 at 30%) has exceeded those received in 2015.
Main offers from US universities are not due until March, but ten students have already received coveted ‘early offers’ from US Ivy League universities, plus three from Ivy League equivalents, making Ivy League the fastest growing destination for PaulinesRead more…
Harry Parsons Memorial Lectures
In January, St Paul’s parents, students and staff attended a series of lectures delivered by Dick Moore, to raise awareness of mental health issues. The talks entitled ‘The Harry Parsons Memorial Lectures’ were in memory of Old Pauline, Harry Parsons (2005-10), who tragically took his own life in 2013, at the age of 23.
 
These talks are just the start of an ongoing commitment to help teachers, parents and our students understand the
 intricacies of adolescent mental ill-health and recognise the signs of depression. 
 
OLD PAULINE BOOKS...
THRICE A STRANGER
Penelope’s Eastern Mediterranean Odyssey

by William Mallinson (1965-70)
 
A Greek grandfather born a citizen of the Ottoman Empire who became an Italian national provides the starting point for this book. By focusing on the real life story of one family against a background of historical events, the book shows how what the author calls the ‘minotaurs of fear and greed’ can be overcome and the pseudo-theories of many a pundit of so-called international relations can be demolished.

The book brings to life some vital aspects of modern European history, ending with a trenchant critique of Greece and Turkey today, warts and all. 
Published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
 

BOARDING ON THE STATE
by John Haden (1955-61) 

John Haden (1955-61) has published ‘Boarding in the State’ (Barny Books 2015) to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Boarding Schools Association, of which John is a former Chairman. He was Head of King Edward VI School, Louth, and Principal of Wymondham College, Norfolk, before working from Cambridge for CEA and retiring to live in Oakham. He describes his book as ‘a candid account of the survival and growth of boarding in England’s State boarding schools’.

It is available as a paperback and an ebook on line from Amazon and from the publisher’s website.

 
IN MEMORIAM...

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


Jasper Thorogood  (Assistant Director of Music 1965-75) - 23 January 2016
Geoffrey D Jones (1935-38) - 18 January 2016
John H Pain
 (1943-46) - 17 December 2015
Edward J Wilkinson (1961-66) - 2014

Obituaries are published in the Old Pauline News magazine. 
 
OLD PAULINE CLUB MERCHANDISE

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
 
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With best wishes,
Alan Day, Hon Secretary
 
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