Annual Dinner & Other Dates:

Bristol and West of England Branch
The annual Branch Dinner of the Bristol and West of England Branch will be held in the Ship Inn, Alveston - just outside Bristol - on Friday May 14th 2010. This will be our 61st Branch Dinner and I hope we will be able to welcome lots of Old St Beghians to the south-west for the occasion. Please put it in your diaries! Contact Bill Affleck at or (01453) 832619.

Cumbria Branch
The North West Branch (West Cumbria, South Cumbria and Preston) will be holding a Dinner at the Stonecross Manor Hotel, Kendal on Friday 7th May 2010 beginning at 7.30p.m. Full details can be obtained by contacting Darryl Davies on 01946 67984 or

London (Chinese Students)
Following last years success, a dinner is planned for Saturday 30th January at 7.30pm at a central London location (tbc). If interested please contact: Mark Liao on (0791 740 8623) or, Amy Shang on (07809 483160) or or Patty Li on (07871 877455) or

Mark Roberts (SH 93-95) has kindly agreed to arrange an informal 'Beer and Balti' evening for OSB’s on Friday, 26th February 2010 in Manchester. Meet about 6.30pm at the Rain Bar on Great Bridgewater Street, then on for a curry at Zouk’s for 7.45pm. (Should be under £15 for two courses – pre ordering required). Please support Mark and contact him if interested on 0161 969 1068 / 07825 220872 or email:

North East Branch
The 2010 Branch Dinner will be held at the Northumberland Golf Club, Gosforth Park, Newcastle on Wednesday, 12th November 2010, at 7.30 for 8 p.m.
Contact W.E.Dove on (01670) 517786 or email:

Scottish Branch
After the success of the Oban Seil gathering and some lobbying from this year's assembled company, I will be evaluating the viability of a gathering at Ullapool next October half term based round accommodation locally or the Royal Hotel, Ullapool with a dinner held at the famous Ceilidh Place. Golf at the nine hole Ullapool or eighteen hole course at Strathpeffer can be organised as well as walking in the mountains or on coastal paths in the area. We would hope that people would make a long weekend of it and that this would attract young and old Scottish Branch members and perhaps the odd non-local St Beghian, who might like to join us in this beautiful area. Early responses and or feedback would be welcome as this might be my swan song! We can taper the costs according to individual's budgets. It could be a weekend to remember!
Contact David Parker on (01854) 655300 or email:

Sydney, Australia
An informal arrangement has been made to meet again in mid 2010. Please contact Ian McCulloch for further information at

Yorkshire Branch
Please contact Steve Crossley-Smith on (01943) 830640 or email: for information regarding a possible lunch in the early spring. Steve will be emailing Yorkshire Branch members in due course, but interested non-members should contact him direct.

The St. Beghian Society, St. Bees School, St. Bees, Cumbria, CA27 0DS

tel: 01946 828093