Notice of 2020 AGM - 24th September

Please note that the 2020 OBA AGM will be held through a Zoom meeting on Thursday 24th September at 7:00pm.

All members are welcome to attend the meeting. If you intend to attend, could you email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enable the agenda and any supporting documents to be sent to you in advance. Also we will send you the link required to join the meeting via Zoom.

 

All documents will be published on this website after the AGM.

Old School Building - Heritage Video

Sittingbourne Heritage Museum has put together a video, available on YouTube, detailing a brief history of the building that was the original site of the School on College Road. Previous news article has highlighted the likelihood of the site, which later became an Adult Education Centre, being redeveloped as a residential site.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwAq1E97RG8

 

 

 

 

Military memories of Old Bordenian

Brigadier Ernest Goode, CBE who attended BGS in the early 1920s had a long military career. He was commissioned into the Royal Army Service Corps and soon after seconded for duty with the Sudan Defence Force, 1935-43. Following this wartime service he was appointed aide-de-camp to The Queen, 1959-62.

If you want to hear more about his time in the Sudan, a recording of his experiences in the Sudan is available on the Imperial War Museum's website: 

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80004261

 

 

Old Bordenian elected to Royal Society

We have belatedly learnt of the election of Old Bordenian Peter Butler to be a Fellow of the Royal Society. 

Peter is Professor of Physics at the University of Liverpool. His election was for his work as an experimental nuclear physicist. For those who may understand it, he studies the phenomenon of reflection asymmetry in atomic nuclei and the structure of the heaviest elements.

OBA Dinner Postponed

Given the UK government's recent advice on social gatherings and to protect the welfare of our members, we have postponed this years OBA Dinner which was due to take place on Saturday 21st March. We have already informed those who had paid for places.

Although we cannot foresee how long the current advice will prevail, but we hope to still rearrange this for some time in 2020.

 

Rev. Stanley Evans

We have received the sad news that the Rev. Stanley Evans passed away in December 2019. Rev. Evans was a stalwart of the OBA and known by many Old Boys through his work with the School and Association.

Richard Harris

Richard Charles Harris (who attended the school 1955-1961) died on December 30th at his home in Essex. His funeral will be held on 10th February at 1.30pm at the South Chapel, Chelmsford Crematorium. His family, who informed us of this sad news, noted that Richard often spoke fondly of his memories of the School and enjoyed attending the Old Boys Reunions.