Former Classics and RS teacher Jill Hudson (M 90-15) has just released her sixth novel.
In the past she has had four novels published by Lion Publishing, ‘Rabshakeh’, ‘Zoheleth’, ‘Hadassah’ and ‘The Last Queen of Sheba’; a fifth, ‘A Fortress Among My People’, was published by Lighthouse Publishing, USA. All of these novels were rooted in material from the Old Testament. Her new book, ‘Callistus of Rome’ is also a historical novel, but this one is set against the background of imperial Rome. To find out more, please click here.
(Nov 2023)

Adrian Hope (G 69-76)
is undertaking a sponsored swim to raise money for the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity, following his recent brain tumour and subsequent post-operative care at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care at the Freeman. Please click here for further details of how you can support Adrian.
(Nov 2014)

Laurence Gribble (SH 02-09) is embarking on a post-graduation 'trip of a lifetime', cycling from London to Hong Kong (15,000km) to raise £15,000 for Prostate Cancer UK. Please click here for further details.
(July 2014)

Rob Cussons (SH 91-98) would be grateful for the support of OSBs as he tries to raise funds following the tragic death of the son of his stepsister, Sam Leask.
Please click here to see details of Rob's 150 mile foot race over six days across the Sahara desert, known as the Marathon des Sables.

(April 2014)


David Lord & George Gibson Sep 2013

September 2013

LtoR: David Lord (SH 60-65) and Nigel Boucher (SH 60-65)



In response to Robin Turner’s article about ‘Gabriel’ in the January 2013 Bulletin,
Richard Taylor (FS 59-64)
has sent in the following:

“Having enjoyed (among so much else in the recent excellent Old St Beghian) Robin Turner's very amusing recollection of the machinations of the mischievous and ancient Gabriel,
I wondered whether you would like to include the attached photograph of him, circa 1962, in the online version?

He was quite a character, and could be as irreverent and surly towards teaching staff or others in authority 
as he could be conspiratorial with boys who appreciated his anarchic spirit.
Gabriel was not exactly a fashion plate, but I do think that the photo captures his independence of spirit extremely well!”
( March 2013)

Gabriel (around 1962)

The photograph was taken by Bruce Slack (FN 58-63)
who has kindly allowed us to use it for the website.


Reunion Dinner 14th Sep 2012

A very enjoyable
Reunion Dinner

was held on
Friday 14th September, 2012

To see a selection of photos from the night,
please click here.

Please let us know if you would like a free CD of all the photographs taken
during the evening.

If you have received the CD and would be willing to help us 'name' the photos,
please click here


Rohit Rao (SH 00-07) has kindly sent in the following account of his recent charity fundraising cycle ride:

"....... I just returned from leading the first team to cycle from the East coast to the West coast of Africa. It took almost 9 weeks to cover 3,678km through Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia.

I have been fundraising for One Water, Medecins Sans Frontières, Cancer Research UK, Macmillan's Cancer Support, the RNLI, the Children's Hospice Association and Maggie's Homes. We have so far raised over £7,000 for these charities, but we're aiming to raise up to £14,000, as this will allow One Water to build an entire sustainable water pump system in one of the villages that generously gave us water and a place to stay along our route.

I would be extremely grateful if you could please circulate this information among other Old St Beghians in case any of them are interested in sponsoring us.

Our website is pedalafrica.wordpress.com and my donations page is www.justgiving.com/Rohit-Rao..."
(Autumn 2012)


To Stuart Lancaster (FN/AC 80-88)

We are delighted that Stuart Lancaster has been appointed as the permanent Head Coach for the England Rugby team. We wish him every success in the future.
Stuart was on Foundation from 1980-1988 and captained the 1st XV in 1987/1988.
Please Click Here for Photos. (March 2012)


Please send in any interesting news or snippets of information that you feel may be of interest to other St Beghians.
It doesn't matter how short or how long the piece is, we would be delighted to hear from you.