OC Ed Grieg WaH 2003 blows cycling record !!
OC Ed Grieg WaH 2003 was part of an 8 man team cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End on a 8 man bike in record breaking time!!!

The ride...
School House Reunion from the 1953-1957 boys
After a break for Covid the School House boys were again able to assemble meeting for dinner & overnight at The Fleet pub in Twyning, Tewkesbury in...
Bristol Golf Day 2022
The annual Bristol Golf day was greatly enjoyed by all despite the dull weather. The evening dinner was hilarious.

See the photos here ...
OC Real Tennis Match V Bristol Real Tennis Club
A singles and doubles match was held at the Bristol Real Tennis Club on Sunday 22 May 2022. It was an enjoyable day of tennis with Bristol eventually winning...
7 Clifton College Pupils in Bristol Bears Squad
7 Clifton College Pupils in Bristol Bears Squad for the 2022/23 season. Read more here...
Simon Brewer (ET 1981) wins top ranking for his Podcasts
Launched just over 2 years ago, Simon's financial Podcasts, Money Maze Podcasts, has made it into the top 1% of podcasts globally. (out of 2.7 million)...
Canadian OCs celebrate a post covid drink
Ontario OCs celebrated their first post-Covid pub night in the early summer sunshine at the Madison Avenue Pub in Toronto.
Featured: Ian Markham (BH,...
Hugely talented Clifton Pupils play for our 1862 Club
The 1862 Club members were treated to a recital from two of Cliftons very talented music pupil. See the video attached
Restoration of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig's Statue in Montreuil
OC John Acton (OH 1958) is delighted to advise that the restoration of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig’s Statue in Montreuil is virtually complete!...
Lea Van Der Zwalmen (WT 2015), competed in the Ladies' Real Tennis World Championship in April 2022.
Lea Van Der Zwalmen (WT 2015), the Ladies’ World Rackets Champion since 2015 and Ladies’ Real Tennis World Number 2, competed in the Ladies...
OCs play into the finals at the Cuttermull Cup Real Tennis Tournament
Nick Esses (PH 1979) and Harry Swindon (SH 2014) and made it through the group stage unbeaten and had a very close match in the quarter final. Trailing...
Jasper Couper ET 2014 - Winner of Henley Royal Regatta
Jasper was part of the winning crew from this year's Henley Royal Regatta. Jasper Couper (far right in pic) coxed this University of London crew to...
Three generations of OCs join together at Lords for the Cricket
On Saturday 14th August 2021 a group of Old Cliftonians were invite to lunch by Mr Lawrence Silman (OC) at his apartment over looking Lords to witness...
OC Rugby 7s - Summer tournament update
Saturday 7th August 2021 we participated in the LDN7s tournament based in Chiswick. Despite the heavy rain at the beginning of the day, all teams arrived...
Grafton Morrish Golf Tournament - Qualifying round May 2021
The Grafton Morrish Qualifying round was held on 15th May 2021 at Denham Golf Glub where 14 schools took part and 6 qualified. The format was 18 holes...
Senior Darwin (over 55) 2021 Golf Team
2021 team: Stephen Lapage, Johnathan Willcocks, Quentin Robey, Robert Dyson, John Dyson and John Capper, who bravely replaced Paul Trow at very short notice,...
Nick Tarsh [1934 2021]
It is with immense sadness that I write to let you know that Derek Nicholson Tarsh died earlier this week.

Nick joined Polack’s in 1947, following...
3 East Town Boys working Together to save Bees
James Webb (ET 2012) Oscar Barnes (ET 2016) and Max Conn (ET 2016) are all working together.

James Webb has founded a company called Beemmunity...
Jac Lloyd, Clifton Upper 6th pupil has agreed professional terms with the Bristol Bears Senior Academy ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Exciting young fly-half talent Jac Lloyd, has agreed professional terms with the Bristol Bears Senior Academy ahead of the 2021/22 season.

The 18-year-old...
The Arms of Clifton College
Whilst looking through some archives I came across this document published in 1962 for the Centenary of the founding of Clifton College

Memorial Arch - Names of fallen Old Cliftonians
Please see this photo album of names of those OCs who are remembered on our Memorial Arch

Click here...
Alan Karter - Polacks House 1968-1973
We are very sad to announce the sudden death of Alan Karter in late December. Alan was Head of School whilst at Clifton and took over the running of the...
1970 XV team presents Cup to the College
The unbeaten 1970 XV team presented, with the help of the OC Society, a cup to The Head Master, Tim Greene, Director of Rugby Matt Salter and Danny Greawcock....
Hugh Harper - WiH 1986 - Member of Council
We are sad to announce the tragic news that Hugh was killed in an accident in December 2020.
Hugh's Order of Service ...
Badger retires after 48 years at Clifton
A small socially distanced number of staff met on the Pavilion Terrace to wish Badger a fond farewell. Badger came to work at Clifton at the age of 15....
Clifton donates more PPE to local Charity - Fareshare
We were delighted to receive the following message of thanks from one of the local charities we have supported through our OC fundraising efforts during...
Peter Frederiksen - East Town 1957-1960
It is with great sadness that we announce that Peter died earlier in October.  Peter had been a wonderful supporter of Clifton, acting as our representative...
OC Barney Pite (ST 2010-2017) appears on University Challenge
Barney, who is studying Classics at University College Oxford, appeared on University Challenge on 12th October 2020. You can still see the recording on...
Will Hamilton-Davies (ET 2007-2016) publishes childrens book
Will Hamilton-Davies (ET 2007-2016) has crowdfunded and published his debut rhyming children’s picture book, The Shrew with the Flu, with illustrator...
James Partridge - SH 1970
It is with great sadness that we report that James died in August 2020. We anticipate paying tribute to his life and work in our 2021 Magazine.
The OCS supporting the school - June 2020
The Executive Committee has decided to make £100,000 of the OCS reserves available to the school in 2020/21, specifically to enable Cliftonians entering...
OC Wine Society - Sip and Support
A CHANCE TO ORDER YOUR FESTIVE WINES (and support the school at the same time)

We are pleased to announce the Cliftonian Society Wine Club has been...
Adrian Bradshaw: Photography Exhibition
Adrian is holding a photography exhibition on China in the 1980s at the Glass Tank at Oxford Brookes University until 30 November 2018: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/public-art/glass-tank/events/the-door-opened--1980s-china/...
Congratulations Professor Southgate
Christopher Southgate (WaH 1967-70) has been appointed Professor of Christian Theodicy at the University of Exeter. His new book Theology in a Suffering...
Remembrance Weekend in Montreuil-sur-Mer
John Acton is arranging a weekend in Montreuil-sur-Mer, Pas de Calais, France for OCs and their friends to mark the end of the First World War. The Remembrance...
2 Lt Peter Kent RFC [BH 1915]
Not a name with which many of you will be familiar, but one very well known to the congregation of Aldenham Church in Hertfordshire. A commemorative service...
A Conman for Murdoch’s Newspaper Empire Confesses
A Conman for Murdoch’s Newspaper Empire Confesses: Data-Theft Operation Hit PMs, Beatles, and MI6

Scotland Yard is facing calls to reopen...
Answer to the Miscellanea question in the recent Newsletter
Many thanks to all those who responded to the Miscellanea question in the recent Newsletter. Most, though not all, of the replies were correct!
Ernest Hanson appointed to Board of the Ghana Rugby Football Union
The Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) Board approved the appointment of Mr Ernest Hanson (MH 1998) as Board Member on Monday 19 February 2018.

Will Dean in Varsity Match 2017
We wish Will Dean (SH 2015) the best of luck representing Cambridge in the 2017 Varsity match at Twickenham on 7 December 2017.

With thanks to The...
Wiseman's Boys Meet Up
Giles Heyring and Richard Smith, both Head Boys of Wiseman's in their day, met recently in Dubai. Great to see the OC Community thriving around the...
OC Drama Society Panto
Great success for the newly reformed OC Drama Society in their production of Cinderella in early January at the Redgrave Theatre.

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