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Class of 1947

The class of ’47 have long been organising reunions annually. They even had their own web-site, which we’ve taken this information from. Pupils and Staff of our era How we were and what’s happened since we were all at school, Staff are shown Red, Pupils not yet located are shown Green; Comments in Italics are taken from the …

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Rycotewood College

Cecil Michaelis founded a training school in 1938 that was located in the then defunct Thame Workhouse. He formed a trust with himself and Mr E Bullock as trustees to administer and direct its affairs. The Trust, registered as Rycotewood Trust, had a guaranteed income for 8 years. The trustees have decided to train boys …

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“I’ve got them on the list”

A piece of fun remembering the transition from Grammar School to Comprehensive in the early 70s.  To be sung to the tune of ‘I’ve got a little list’ from the Mikado.   Those pubs we used to hide in and never could be found I’ve got a little list–I’ve got a little list Six Bells …

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Sam Sails Ships

Want to hear some beautiful singing? OT Sam has uploaded a number of videos to Youtube. Here’s a link to one example.

A Brief History of the John Hampden War Memorial Fund

The John Hampden War Memorial Fund exists to make awards to students in tertiary education and to give money to School departments so that they can buy additional equipment, text books and teaching aids. The Fund has been in existence in one form or another for ninety years or so and its history explains the …

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Update from Committee Meeting

Yesterday, the first meeting of the year was held at the Foundation Centre. Topics discussed included initial arrangements for Founder’s Day – here the future of the rugby fixture was raised, ideas for holding a dinner at New College, whether to set up some virtual ‘interest’ groups, as well as the all the administrative updates …

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Photos from the 2013 A-Level and GCSE results days

Mark Bannister Photography has photos from the 2013 A-Level and GCSE results days. http://www.markbannister.com/f800026424

Tom Wood Memorial Match – 04 January 2014

Combined XVs post match

Yesterday Chinnor RFC hosted a match to celebrate the life of Tom Wood, OT and former player at Chinnor RFC, who died at the age of 37 in November.   The OTs lead by 2 tries to nil for most of the match but were pipped in the end 3 – 2 by the Chinnor …

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Paul Hyland

Paul Hyland has now retired from his CEO position in Germany and moved back to the UK. Recently, he celebrated his 60th birthday and several OTs attended the bash including Dave Higgs, Steve Moles, Willie Cook, David Tomlinson and Greg Pugsley.

The new web-site is launched

This is our very first blog post to record that in December 2013, we finally started to rebuild the OTA web-site.