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May 2016 - Old Pauline Newsletter
Welcome to the May issue of the Old Pauline Club eNews
This month’s newsletter highlights the diversity of activity across the Pauline community. Last Saturday’s Apposition drew attention to the wide interests of current pupils who delivered four excellent and varied declamations, while the Spring magazine illustrates the success of Old Paulines in music, banking, film and political theory. In addition this bulletin features an OP Yacht Race and Nick Feneck’s (2002-07) extraordinary achievement in the Marathon Des Sable. We also remember one of our most recently fallen OP Marines, Sam Alexander (1995-98).

Our most surprising story is perhaps that of Robin Williams (1962-67), featured on page 9 of the Old Pauline News, who recounts being lost at sea for 38 days after killer whales holed his boat mid-Pacific.
Old Pauline News Spring 2016

This Spring’s Old Pauline News should have landed on your doorstep last week. This edition includes a feature on Old Pauline Musicians with conductor Robin Ticciati (1996-11) featuring on the cover. St Paul’s School Head of Music, Mark Wilderspin prefaces the feature noting the St Paul’s musical heritage and the department’s current position as one of the foremost music departments in the country.

Our interview focuses on Harry Hampson (1978-83), a Managing Director of J P Morgan who has found himself re-engaged with St Paul’s over the past year, even organising a Scout Reunion. 

You can read the magazine online now,
click here to read.
Calling all sailors!
This year the Arrow Trophy will be held over the weekend of 1 and 2 October. The yacht racing competition is for independent schools sailed by former pupils. This will be the 4th time St Paul’s has entered a team and we are seeking 9 to 12 dinghy and yachting sailors to crew in the event.

If you are interested in learning  more or wish to participate in this event,
please visit our website.
Remembering Marine Sam Alexander MC
On 27 May 2011, Marine Alexander MC (1995-98) was part of a patrol operating in the Loy Mandeh area of the Nad-e Ali district in Helmand province. Tragically, during that patrol Marine Alexander MC was fatally injured in an Improvised Explosive Device blast. 

Sam’s name has been added to the St Paul’s School Roll of Honour which is displayed outside the High Master’s study and recognises all Old Paulines who have lost their lives in serving their country in conflicts around the world.

Sam was also recently honoured by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. Read more about Sam and watch the video of his dedication on our website.
Conquering the Marathon Des Sable 
On 16 April 2016, Nick Feneck (2002-07) completed what is known as the “toughest foot race on the planet”, the Marathon des Sables which takes place in southern Morocco. This year was the 31st annual event and 1,300 people participated. The race is over variable terrain in the Moroccan desert and competitors run approximately 250 km over 6 days, carrying all their own food and equipment, in temperatures in excess of 40 degrees. 

Huge congratulations to Nick on this incredible achievement!
New York Backyard Picnic - 22 May
Avni Lectures - 23 May

New York Club Lunch - 1 June
30 Year Reunion - 10 June
25 Year Reunion - 18 June
New York Cocktail Evening - 22 June
Scout Reunion - 26 June
Annual Dinner - 7 July
10 Year Reunion - 11 September
20 Year Reunion - 17 September
40 Year Reunion -
24 September (Save the Date)

Medical Dinner - 23 November (Save the Date)
New York Backyard Picnic
22 May
Jasmit Rangr (1987-89) and Abbie Dillen invite Old Paulines, Paulinas, Colet Fellows, friends of SPS and SPGS for a Backyard Picnic at their New York City home on 22 May.  
Visit the website for more details
Avni Lectures
23 May

Conceived in the memory of Okan, The Avni Lectures showcase some of the expertise and interests of the St Paul's staff, providing a fitting tribute to a much-loved and respected former-teacher.

A full programme will be sent out nearer the date. Talks will covers a diverse range of topics. For example, Bangs and Smells by Tom Lowes in the Chemistry Department; The Avni Fringe - Songs by John Hudson and Designing with Dyslexia - Kate Douglass. Tickets are free. Book now!

New York Club Lunch
1 June
The New York Branch invites Old Paulines, Paulinas, Colet Fellows, friends of SPS and SPGS living in or travelling through New York to Lunch at noon on Wednesday 1 June at OP Robin Hirsch’s Cornelia Street Cafe in Greenwich Village.  
Visit the website for more 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. 
New York Cocktail Evening
22 June
The New York Branch invites Old Paulines, Paulinas, Colet Fellows, friends of SPS and SPGS living in or travelling through New York for an evening of cocktails and munchies in Tamora's Roof Top Cabana, hosted by Old Paulina Tamora Rush-Kellett.
See the website for details.
Annual Dinner 16
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.

Our speaker will be The Rt Hon Lord Winston (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. Book Now...
10 Year Reunion
10 September
This summer marks 10 years since the Class of 2006 left St Paul’s School. 

The reunion evening will begin with a reception at the school from 6.30pm with a tour of the new buildings for anyone who wishes to do participate. The Old Pauline Club has then kindly booked out space for us at the Blue Anchor! Read more...  

20 Year Reunion
10 September
This summer marks 20 years since the Class of '96 left St Paul’s School. 

The Old Pauline Club has kindly booked the private bar upstairs at The Rutland (where else) in Hammersmith for us to meet and reminisce. Please do also spread the word to others from our year with whom you’re still in touch as we don’t have everyone’s details. Read more...

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On Saturday 14 May, former Governor and current Rector of Exeter College, Oxford, Professor Rick Trainor KBE, was joined by St Paul's School Chair, Johnny Robertson, Governors and teaching staff for the 500 year old tradition, 'Apposition'.

Four outstanding declamations from Paulines exploring topics which included, the philosophical difference between a broken rock and broken chair; a quest to create the perfect time-check swim goggles; the study of iridescence in the natural world; and solving the mystery of Shostakovich's 5th Symphony. An eclectic, yet fascinating range of talks which ensured the High Master remains in post for another year!
Debating Success!
Fifth-formers William Isotta and Seb Erskine have taken first and second place respectively on the speaker board at the International Competition for Young Debaters. 

Held in Oxford on 30 April, 72 teams from several countries made it through their regional round to take part in finals day. William and Seb put in the most consistently strong performance through four rounds of debating on the day to finish first and second on the speaker tab, going through to the semi-final and then the grand final, where they were beaten by a team from Dulwich College. Read more...
St Paul's returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
This summer St Paul's returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Fuelled by positive reviews and the disappointment of a cancelled final performance owing to illness, a group of Eighth-Formers, together with director Andrew Broughton and technical manager Dan Staniforth, has begun fund-raising to transfer its recent production, Grey Matter, to the Fringe, planning to perform at C Nova 3, 21 - 29 August.

The cast and crew would love to see any OPs performing at or visiting Edinburgh during its production run, so do get in touch with them via

Read more about the play and visit the production web page...
Read more recent St Paul's news on the School's Website...

Connect: How Companies Succeed by Engaging Radically with Society 
by Tommy Stadlen (2000-05)

"Drawing on the experience of John Browne, former CEO of BP, and the insight of two McKinsey experts, Connect articulates and explores the recurring rift between big business and society, offering a practical manifesto for reconciliation. This timely and important book features candid interviews with global leaders at the heart of this debate, from Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Goldman Sachs" CEO Lloyd Blankfein to Tony Blair and Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web.

Worm Hunter
by Hugh MacBride (1949-54)

Set on a moon of a distant planet populated by the descendants of the few who survived evacuation of Earth, after over-heating killed all vegetation and oxygen ran low, a member of a prospecting party disappears mysteriously; his body shows him to have been prey to a strange life-form…

You can read the overview of this book and many more from Old Paulines on the Old Pauline Club website.

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

John Beveridge (1950-55) - 14 April 2016
Milan J (Jeffrey) Milout
(1943-47) - 6 April 2016
Richard Bryn Owen
(1952-56) - 17 March 2016
Michael L Wood
(1949-53) - 16 February 2016
John D Woodthorpe
(1940-42) - 8 February 2016
James E A Mason 
(1991-96) - TBC
Peter J C Webster
(1946-51) - TBC
Theodore M Van Beek
(1955-60) - TBC
James M Thorne  
(1986-91) - January 2015

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
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