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March 2016 - Old Pauline Newsletter
Welcome to the March issue of the Old Pauline Club eNews
The evenings are at last becoming lighter as we approach the end of term here at St Paul’s. With thoughts of spring and hopefully warmer weather in mind we bring you the latest news of OPs and of Old Pauline Club events. Our highlight this month is film producer James Gay-Rees (1980-85) who recently won an Oscar, with his co-producer Asif Kapadia, for the film 'Amy'. Congratulations James!

We also have a
message from the High Master, Mark Bailey, who writes in response to a recent article written by an Old Pauline and that was published in February by The Telegraph.

We are delighted that IVF pioneer and life peer Lord Winston (1954-59) will be speaking at this year's 
Annual Dinner on 7 July. We hope to welcome many OPs to the event, medics in particular, which will be held at the School. Booking will open shortly. There are also five reunions currently being planned, so if you would like to get involved or run a reunion of your own, please get in touch. You will find links and information to all OP events below.
Meeting the Challenge of Rising School Fees and Bursary Provision at St Paul’s School
Robert Stanier (1988-93) recently wrote an article for The Telegraph online, which used the example of St Paul’s to illustrate how independent schools in London have become unaffordable to many of their alumni due to the compound effects of annual fee increases. Some of his arguments and examples unfortunately were either incorrect or misrepresented...  Read the complete message from Prof. Mark Bailey

Oscar Winner
Producers James Gay-Rees (1980-85) and Asif Kapadia won the Oscar for ‘Amy' in the Best Documentary Feature category. Taking over three years to make, James dedicated the film to Winehouse’s fans. “It was brilliant to be able to illustrate her lyrics in real time, they were her life.” 

James has already enjoyed great success with his BAFTA award-winning documentary ‘Senna’, a film based on the life of Ayrton Senna, the Brazilian F1 racing driver, and with ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’, directed by Banksy, which won an Oscar nomination in 2010.
Watch his acceptance speech...
Celebration of Paul Nash
SPARTA’s (St Paul's Art Association) tenth anniversary is next year and to celebrate they are organising an exclusive private view, reception and curator talk for a major exhibition of the works of Paul Nash (1903-06), at the Tate Britain. For this special event they are looking for both sponsorship and volunteer help. For more information you can download their event and sponsorship information programme by clicking here or please send an email registering your interest to
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School for Scandal - 17 - 19 March 
Wessex Luncheon - 19 March
Old Pauline Lodge meeting - 7 April
30 Year Reunion - 10 June
25 Year Reunion - 18 June
Scout Reunion - 26 June
Annual Dinner - 7 July
20 Year Reunion - 17 September
40 Year Reunion - TBC
School for Scandal
17 - 19 March

The Samuel Pepys Theatre is this term transformed into a glamorous 1950s nightclub for the seniors' play: a new adaptation of Sheridan’s comic masterpiece, The School for Scandal.

Performed by a talented cast of Eighth Form actors, and suffused with the fashions and music of the era, The School for Scandal is an outrageous romp through the best club in town, where seduction, style and reputation are never far from people’s minds. 
Performances take place at 7.30 pm on 17, 18 and 19 of March, in the Samuel Pepys Theatre, with tickets now available via our online booking system:
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...
The next meeting of the Old Pauline Lodge will be held at the school on 7 April when we will install Paul Ganjou (1960-65) as Worshipful Master.
Traditionally this is when we welcome visitors from the other Public School Masonic Lodges to our meeting and afterwards to enjoy our formal dinner in the Montgomery Room.
OP Freemasons and others who are interested should contact Nigel Young at
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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Paulines dominate Rugby Fives Varsity Match
On Saturday 20 February thirty-two players came to St. Paul’s School for the biggest Varsity Fives Match in the history of the event. The 86th Varsity Match saw an extremely high standard of play with Cambridge winning 284–120 against Oxford.

The top end was dominated by Paulines with a Cambridge top three of Ed Kay (2005–10), Ben Beltrami (2009–14) and Matt Shaw (2008–13), currently ranked 4th, 5th and 12th nationally. On the Oxford side Francis Thomas (2007–12) was a powerful No 1 and fresher Sid Bhushan (2010–15) was catapulted in at No 2. The doubles between the two top pairs featured the last four St Paul’s captains of fives, an excellent game on home ground. 
Olympiad Success
A number of St Paul’s students have made a cracking start to the Olympiad season, with three Paulines progressing to the second round of the UK Linguistics Olympiad.

Joe Benton, Zeki Dolen and Monty Evans will represent the School at the University of Huddersfield during 18 - 20 March. Read more…


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

Malcolm W Arthurton (1934-36) - 9 January 2016
Peter A Mawer
  (1955-58) - 17 January 2016
(Christopher) John Hope (1951-56) - 16 February 2016
Leonard Berney (1933-37) – 7 March 2016

Rahoul Biswas-Hawkes (2010-15) - 26 February 2016
(Rahoul’s funeral service will take place at 4pm on Friday 11th March - All who knew him are invited to attend - please email for further details)

Obituaries are published in the Old Pauline News magazine. 

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 best wishes,
Alan Day, Hon Secretary
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