Future OBA events

11 November 2017 @ 11:00 am - Service of Remembrance to be held at Borden Grammar School

 

24 March 2018 @ 6:00 pm - OBA Annual Reunion Dinner to be held at UK Paper Clubhouse, Avenue of Remembrance

 

12 October 2018 @ 7:00 pm - Annual General Meeting and Committee meeting, Borden Grammar School

 

 

 

Why join the Old Bordenian Association?

 I think I should start by making it clear that what follows is not necessarily the official view of the Association but the thoughts of just one very, very Old Boy.

In trying to answer the question, my first instinct was to draw up a list of the benefits that any Old Bordenian can get from Membership of the Association, but in some ways to do this is to miss the point. I found myself returning to that old President John F. Kennedy exhortation : “Ask not what your Country can do for you. Ask instead what you can do for your Country”. The fact is that the tangible advantages are somewhat vague or insubstantial, and at the end of the day the Association exists as much for the benefit of the School as for its Members.

Borden Grammar School - the early years part 3

This article continues Bryan Short's history of the School. See Part 1 and Part 2 for the earlier articles.

 

The Receivership

In August 1880 the Master of the Rolls heard a case in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice brought by the Attorney General.   The defendants were Edward Leigh Pemberton and the other Governors of Borden School.  Officers of the Charity Commission had been prompted by the Headmaster, who wanted to know the future of the School.  The Attorney General brought the action to establish what the School's future should be.