3 OCs take on the Mongol Rally 2024
Tuesday, 16 July 2024

Ben Helps (North town) Doug Evans (East Town) and Tristan Hornak (School House) all 2014 leavers are currently taking part in the Mongol Rally 2024...
Starters in School House 1953
Tuesday, 18 June 2024
L-R Colin Edwards, John Folds, Peter Simmons, Michael Bird. - All SH 1958

A group of boys who all started in School House in 1953 met up in June...
Memories of Cricket at Clifton. The Lobsters
Sunday, 9 June 2024

Those were the days.

(A la recherche des jeux perdus)

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Annual OC Golf Day, 6th June
Thursday, 6 June 2024
The annual golf day involving OCs and Friends of Clifton proved to be a fun packed day at Bristol & Clifton GC and afterwards in the Cricket Pavilion....
Nicky Chinn OC songwriter to the stars - listen to recording of interview
Monday, 3 June 2024
In the second broadcast from the Arts Chapter in our Careers and Mentoring initiative, we were delighted to welcome back to Clifton OC Nicky Chinn (PH...
Cuttermull Cup 2024 - Rackets
Wednesday, 8 May 2024
Our team this year was Nick Esses (PH 1979) and Harry Swindon (SH 2014) who had won the cup previously for Clifton in 2022.
Clifton made it through...
OCs in Toronto - local reunion
Tuesday, 7 May 2024
a dozen OCs met for Spring Drinks at the Duke of York pub in Toronto on Tuesday the 7th of May.

Left to write:
Anthony Seaberg (ShH and HaH,...
Clifton College: Bristol Music Club Chamber Concert April 202
Tuesday, 7 May 2024
Pupils from Years 9-13 were received with great enthusiasm at a public concert of chamber music at the historic Bristol Music Club on 30 April.

They...
Lea Van der Zwalmen Ladies Rackets Singles World Champion
Monday, 6 May 2024
LADIES WORLD SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIPS 5th May 2024


Lea Van der Zwalmen beat Claire Fahey 8/15 13/18 16/13 15/5 18/13
An amazing match between...
Legal Careers - talk in London, April 2024
Tuesday, 23 April 2024
Thank you to Ella Leonard, Partner of law firm Fladgate and Council Member of the College for hosting our legal careers event at their offices in Holborn,...
Pola Łęgowska (HH 2022) and Konrad Kurczynski (WaH 2022)
Saturday, 16 March 2024
Always great to welcome back OCs - even very recent ones!!!

They had a great time reconnecting with our Head Librarian, Lauren Walker


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Immanuel Feyi-Waboso (WiH 2021) plays for England Rugby
Saturday, 9 March 2024
Immanuel Feyi-Waboso (WiH 2021) featured in the Scottish match scoring a late try for England and played the whole match v Ireland.
Digital Futures: Opportunities in Technology - 5th March 2024, London
Tuesday, 5 March 2024
Please click here for a write...
OC Society and CCEF 2022 Accounts
Saturday, 4 November 2023
Please see the set of accounts for the calendar year ending December 2022

OCS accounts 2022...
Investment Management - first of our OC Careers 'Chapters'
Thursday, 26 October 2023



Hosted in the impressive offices of Evelyn Partners, in the heart of the City of London, the Old Cliftonian Society was proud to host...
Alumni Cross Country Race - Result for Clifton!
Sunday, 1 October 2023
Clifton Upper School Bulletin - Michaelmas Term 2023
Friday, 29 September 2023
Please click here to read the Upper School Bulletin for this term
The Berkshire Golf Day - 2023
Tuesday, 5 September 2023
The Old Cliftonian Golfing Society had their annual meeting at the Berkshire Golf Club on Tuesday 5 September 2023. We had a glorious day with the mercury...
Clifton Music Brochure - Michaelmas term 2023
Wednesday, 9 August 2023
Please see the link here for our brochure:

Music events where OCs are welcome to attend are as follows:
Autumn Concert - Wednesday 15th November...
Liv Kodurand (nee Fletcher) WT 2001 - performing at the Somerset International Festival of the Arts Festival 6th- 8th October 2023
Tuesday, 1 August 2023
Somerset International Festival of the Arts

Festival dates: 6th- 8th October 2023

Location: St Andrew's Church, Church Lane, Backwell,...
Alumni Day and Centenary of the Cricket Pavilion
Sunday, 25 June 2023
Old Cliftonian Alumni Family Day and celebration of the Centenary of the Cricket Pavilion took place on The Close on Sunday 25th June 2023. We celebrated...
School House boys visit former House Master
Friday, 23 June 2023
A small group of the 1983 vintage, Henry McWatters and David Tosh (both SH), Peter Tunstall-Behrens (WiH) and Jonathan Glassberg (PH) made their way to...
Singapore and Hong Kong visit 2023
Monday, 19 June 2023
The Head Master and Jeremy Pickles, Acting OC Secretary, undertook a 'whistle stop' tour of the region in June. They had last visited in 2018...
OCs meet to celebrate starting at Clifton 70 years ago
Tuesday, 6 June 2023
L to R - School House Boys - Michael Bird, Peter Simmons John folds & Colin Edwards (who was over from New Zealand).

These OCs met on the...
Chris Thompson (ET 2020) plays rugby v Welsh Rugby legend Alun Wyn Jones
Friday, 2 June 2023
Chris Thompson (ET 2020). Chris played for Swansea in the recent match to celebrate the clubs 150th anniversary against the Barbarians captained by Welsh...
Valerie Jack (WoH 1999) publishes book
Friday, 2 June 2023
OC Valerie Jack (WoH 1999) has published a narrative non-fiction book, 'Living with Death without God,'. Her book tells the stories of non-religious...
OC Lottie Jackson publishes book
Friday, 2 June 2023
Lottie Jackson (HH 2011) has just published See Me Rolling is partly a memoir, but also an essay collection that tackles the stigma surrounding disability....
Lucy Powell (WT 2005) awarded KCVS
Tuesday, 16 May 2023
OC Lucy Powell (WT 2005) has been awarded a King's Commendation for Valuable Service (KCVS) in the recent honors list. A small group of exceptional...
Success for OC in Rackets
Sunday, 14 May 2023
OC Lea Van Der Zwalmen (WT 2015) and her partner win The Women's World Doubles Championship Final which was played on the Championship court on Friday...
Andrew Nethsingha, (WaH 85) Director of Music at Westminster Abbey
Saturday, 6 May 2023
OC Andrew Nethsingha, (WaH 85) Director of Music at Westminster Abbey presided over the Coronation of King Charles III in May 2023.


OC Nick Gutfreund (ET 1978) designed and created Coronation Anointing Screen
Friday, 5 May 2023
OC Nick Gutfreund (ET 1978) of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters designed and created the Anointing Screen for the Coronation of King Charles III. ...
Marienella Phillips (WT 2012) in the West End
Tuesday, 2 May 2023
Congratulations to Marienella Phillips (WT 2012) on having secured the role of Tuptim in the award winning West End production of The King and I.

It...
Kate Davenport (WT 1992) awarded OBE
Thursday, 27 April 2023
Kate Davenport (WT1992) has been awarded an OBE.

Kate has been Deputy Head of Mission in Prague since October 2022. She was previously posted...
OC Charles Matthews (ET '83) performs in Bristol
Monday, 24 April 2023
Charles is performing in Bristol at the Trinity Henleaze United Reformed Church on Saturday 29th April 2023 from 1pm.

Tickets on the door or at...
Music at Clifton - Summer Term 2023
Tuesday, 18 April 2023
OC reaches Quarter Finals of Rackets British Doubles
Monday, 17 April 2023
Adam Kula-Przezwanski (NT 2001) and his partner Ben Bomford (old malvernian) (seeded 7) reached the quarter finals losing to the 1 seeds, one of the pair,...
OC Golfing Society Centenary Book
Sunday, 2 April 2023
Robert Dyson has been for awhile, the Society's archivist and has now completed his history of the Old Cliftonian Golf Society for our centenary (which...
Clifton play in the Halford Hewitt 2023
Sunday, 2 April 2023
Clifton were drawn at Deal on Thursday morning against a much-improved Westminster side, with several young and talented players. The conditions were windy...
Yorkshire OCs get together
Friday, 31 March 2023
A select band had a convivial evening at The Botanist in Leeds, with some old-stagers, reminiscing about the days before the arrival of girls in the school,...
Latest new from OC Real Tennis - March 2023
Tuesday, 28 March 2023
Please read here our...
Christopher Purves (ST 1979) sings Songs of War and Refuge in London
Tuesday, 28 March 2023
On tuesday 09 May 2023 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Christopher performs at St Martin in the Fields, London

In the last decade, Christopher Purves has...
The AirBee&Bee - homes for Bees!
Monday, 27 February 2023
OC James Webb (East Town 2012) has set up a little business helping wild bees with novel solitary bee homes that double up as an educational tool. These...
1st XI v OC XI - Ryan Bresnehan Hockey Match
Friday, 10 February 2023
A wonderful evening of hockey at BB with the OCs turning out to play the Clifton 1st XI. An exciting match ending in a penalty flick finale - OCs just...
OC Chris Dodd (ET 1959) received prestigious rowing award
Thursday, 26 January 2023
Congratulations to OC Chris Dodd who has been awarded the British Rowing Medal of Honour, in the January 2023 British Rowing Association awards.

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Clifton College Summer Programme
Friday, 6 January 2023
Clifton College announce a new partnership with UKLC to deliver summer programmes for individuals and small groups in summer 2023.


Colin Millar, 1933- 2022
Monday, 2 January 2023
It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of Colin Millar.

Colin entered Clifton as a boy in 1945-52 (Poole's House...
OC publishes - "Letters to Dead People"
Tuesday, 29 November 2022
OC Henry Nash (WaH 1978) has just published creative non-fiction book, which is an entertaining and often humorous account of the accomplishments of some...
Clifton College Endowment Fund - 2021 Account
Thursday, 17 November 2022
Please click here...
Old Cliftonian Society Accounts for 2021
Tuesday, 15 November 2022
Please click here...
Nigerian OCs get together
Saturday, 12 November 2022
Our Nigerian OCs had their annual get together held in Lagos (Nigeria) Polo Club, on 12th November 2022


Clifton pair win the Real Tennis Cuttermull Cup 2022
Saturday, 15 October 2022
Nick Esses (PH 1979) and Harry Swindon (SH 2014) played in the recent Cuttermull Cup Real Tennis tournament at MURTC (Middlesex University, Hendon)
...
OCs make the final of the Henry Leaf 2022 tournament
Saturday, 15 October 2022
Congratulations to Jonny Whitaker (ET 2012) and Henry Mullan (ET 2015) who made it all the way to the Final of the Henry Leaf Real Tennis tournament at...
OC Peter Murdoch (NT 2010) opens ski school
Tuesday, 11 October 2022
Peter Murdoch OC North Town 2010 is opening a small independent ski school in the Swiss Alps based in Verbier. He would love to welcome as many of you...
Berkshire Golf Day
Thursday, 6 October 2022
Earlier this year we decided to move the Summer meeting to October, and to rename it the Autumn Meeting, to see if it date suited the membership better....
OC Golfers win the Edward Harris Cup
Tuesday, 4 October 2022
Picture left to write
Adam Fielder Tom Atkinson Christian Walters Lloyd James Andy Rudge Tom Hood Iain Grant Chris Trembath Hugo Ross

Despite...
OC Twins at 80
Tuesday, 4 October 2022
OCs Colin Cornes (SH 1960) and Jonny Burton (ST 1960) celebrated their 80th birthdays together.  Both received birthday cards from the OC Society...
Congratulations to Katie McInally (HH 2012)
Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Many congratulations to Katie McInally (HH 2007 - 2012) who has become engaged to Dr James Field.
They plan to marry in June 2023 at Hertford College,...
Lea Van Der Zwalmen (WT 2015), wins doubles French Open - Real Tennis
Saturday, 24 September 2022
The French Open was played in Paris with Lea Van Der Zwalmen playing a prominent role . Congratulations to Lea for reaching the Singles Finals where she...
Ashley Coates (NT 2008) has Bristol Book published
Tuesday, 19 July 2022
A new book brings together 365 fascinating facts about our city into a compendium of illuminating insights. From dinosaurs on the Downs to long lost railway...
The Blue Balloon passed over the Close on summer afternoon
Friday, 15 July 2022
And then the passenger in the Blue Balloon sent us their photo of the afternoon

Clifton College welcomes The English Language Centre
Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Clifton College is delighted to announce that The English Language Centre, Bristol...
Refurbished New Field Pavilion and new Cricket Nets
Monday, 11 July 2022
Thanks to a very generous gift from Stephen Zimmerman (PH 67 and President of the College) the facilities on New Field have been greatly enhanced in memory...
Andrew Nethsingha (WaH 1985) Cathedral Director of Music at Westminster Abbey
Monday, 11 July 2022
Andrew Nethsingha is an OC (WaH 1981-1985), is to be congratulated on being appointed Director of Music at Westminster Abbey, the most prestigious such...
June 2022 Golf Report
Monday, 27 June 2022
Please click here to see...
OC Ed Grieg WaH 2003 blows cycling record !!
Tuesday, 21 June 2022
Ed Greig [WaH 2003]
Ed was recently part of an 8-man bike team which smashed the John O’Groats to Land’s End record, taking just 5 days,...
School House Reunion from the 1953-1957 boys
Wednesday, 15 June 2022
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
Thursday, 9 June 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
Sunday, 22 May 2022
In May, Miles Buckinghamshire [OH 1963] managed to get a very good turn out of OCs to play the Bristol Club.

A singles and doubles match was held...
7 Clifton College Pupils in Bristol Bears Squad
Friday, 20 May 2022
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
Monday, 16 May 2022
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
Wednesday, 11 May 2022
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
Friday, 6 May 2022
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 Earl Haig's Statue in Montreuil
Thursday, 5 May 2022
Haig is obviously a divisive figure, but not one who should be posthumously ‘cancelled’, at least in my opinion. Congratulations, therefore,...
Lea Van Der Zwalmen (WT 2015), competed in the Ladies' Real Tennis World Championship in April 2022.
Friday, 1 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
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
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
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
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
Monday, 23 August 2021
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
Monday, 9 August 2021
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
Friday, 2 July 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
Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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]
Thursday, 13 May 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
Tuesday, 30 March 2021
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.
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
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
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
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
Tuesday, 5 January 2021
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
Monday, 4 January 2021
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
Thursday, 17 December 2020
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
Thursday, 10 December 2020
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
Saturday, 14 November 2020
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
Friday, 23 October 2020
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
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
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
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
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
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
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
Thursday, 27 August 2020
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.
James...
The OCS supporting the school - June 2020
Wednesday, 1 July 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...
Adrian Bradshaw: Photography Exhibition
Thursday, 8 November 2018
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
Thursday, 4 October 2018
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
Monday, 6 August 2018
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]
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
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
Tuesday, 5 June 2018
A Conman for Murdoch’s Newspaper Empire Confesses: Data-Theft Operation Hit PMs, Beatles, and MI6

Scotland Yard is facing calls to reopen...
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