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

Now it’s getting darker much earlier we’re counting down here at St Paul’s…there are just over two weeks to our annual Supper Evening at Colets, just over three weeks until the end of Autumn term, just over a month until Christmas and just under 10 weeks until our flagship event, the Feast Service at St Paul’s Cathedral and Supper at Mercers’ Hall. 

We’re particularly excited that the St Paul’s Christmas trees will soon be lighting up Founder's Court and the Atrium to spread a little festive cheer. We hope you enjoy the start of the festive season.
Join us at evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral at 5.00pm followed by a reception and buffet dinner at Mercers’ Hall. Book now to join us for this historic event.
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Supper Evening 
9 December 

Round off the year with our annual Supper Evening, the traditional Christmas Dinner which is held at Colets, Thames Ditton.
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Share your memories from WWII at St Paul’s

We are reaching out to Old Paulines who attended the School from 1939-50. The History Society hope to compile an exhibition of material from the St Paul’s archive, and crowd sourced from the OP community, which reflects the life of pupils at St Paul’s during WWII. This is for an archive project that the Society plans to undertake over the coming months.

If you have any memories of St Paul’s, or hold any artefacts, from your school days during WWII, please click 
here to find out more information.

OPs Secure £4.5m Funding For Firefly

OPs Simon Hay and Joe Mathewson have secured the biggest funding in the EdTech industry, raising £4.5m for their FireFly Learning company.

Established while the boys were still pupils at St Paul’s, the online tool is used by 480 schools in 32 countries! With backing from BGF Ventures and Beringea, the funding will aid in the development of the product while also allowing for team expansion. As reported on 
The Tech Portal, Simon Calver of BGF Ventures said: “We think this product has the potential to be the foremost platform in the global Edtech space”.

We wish the boys well in their future endeavours.

Stop Press! Calling all rugby players who left St Paul's in 2012 and 2013

Old Pauline Rugby have two fantastic FREE offers for you as part of their recruiting drive. Want to know more? Click here.
OP Helps Refugees in Athens
In August 2016, former Pauline Daniel Steiner visited Athens to provide aid to those suffering from the current refugee crisis. Find out how he helped those in need by following the link.
OP Lodge Report
The Old Pauline Lodge met at the School in October and welcomed a new member, Dr Carl Smith (1999-2004) who was duly initiated into Freemasonry. You can access the full report here.
Medical Dinner – A Pauline Profile
Ahead of the biannual medical dinner taking place at St Paul’s School, we asked one of our panellists the advice he would have given himself the day he left St Paul’s: A Pauline Profile
Boys join OPs for lunch in New York
Twenty-five Paulines and their four teacher chaperones joined eight Old Paulines and friends of St Paul’s for lunch at OP Robin Hirsch’s Cornelia Street Cafe in October. Read more about the OP gathering
Debentures for sale at Twickenham 
The RFU has a limited amount of Debentures for sale, reduced from £8500 to £8250. If you are interested and want to know more information, click here.
Roger Bland: Life Achievements
In September, Dr Roger Bland OBE was awarded the British Academy President’s Medal. Read more about Dr Bland's achievements here.
Topping Off Ceremony Celebrates Building Project Milestone

Chairman of the Governors, Johnny Robertson, was presented with an engraved trowel in a ‘topping off’ ceremony to mark the steady progression of the re-development project at the School: Full story
Read more recent St Paul's news on the School's Website...
New York Club Pre Christmas Lunch – 30 November | Book now
Sydney Dinner – 8 December | Book now
Supper Evening – 9 December | Book now
Feast Service and Supper at Mercers’ Hall – 30 January 2017 | Book now
Earliest Vintage Luncheon – 22 April | Save the date
US Pre Christmas Lunch with SPS students and teachers
30 November
All New York area OPs and Paulinas, travelling OPs and members of staff, past and present, friends and guests are invited to share the culinary delights of the University Club’s buffet lunch and the company of members of the St Paul’s and St Paul’s Girls’ School communities.  

Lunch is at 12pm at Main Lobby of the University Club, One West 54 Street, New York NY 10019, for this formal event. Please RSVP to Simon Strauss.
Sydney Dinner 

8 December | Book now

Freddie Blencke, Chair of the Sydney Branch, is pleased to invite you to the Old Paulines & Paulinas Sydney dinner at The Royal Prince Edwards Yacht Club.
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It is with much regret that we notify the deaths of the following Old Paulines. Our sympathy goes to their families and friends.

Roger H Partridge (1972-76)
Christopher M Meadowcroft (1949-53)
Clive A Murray (1952-57) – 4 September 16
Kenneth (Ken) L Somper 
(1938-40) – 18 October 16

John D Sanders (1938-43) – 10 October 16
Ian D Collin (1939-43) – 1 October 16
Jeremy J Forty (1947-51) – 4 October 16

Obituaries are published in the Old Pauline News magazine. 
Dates of death are listed if known
Deadline to receive merchandise before Christmas 

Thinking of buying a friend or family member a gift from the OP shop for Christmas? To ensure your gift arrives to you before Christmas, please place your order before Monday, 12 December. 

To see the full range of merchandise and how to order visit the 
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