Welcome to the official website of the OD Union. The purpose of the site is to keep over five thousand old boys in contact with the school and in contact with one another. Technology enables us to reach out to OD’s on every continent and in an instant bring them back to Bishops. However, simply having a great website is not sufficient; to make it an effective meeting place of OD’s across generations, professions, hobbies, interests and geographical locations requires your input. It is your site; make it work for you. Read More



W.C. rowing Championships

Mon, Feb 20, 2017

This weekend the Western Cape Rowing Championships were held at Elgin Country club. The Regatta ran smoothly in the morning section of the day, with races not being effected by the wind too much; however as the day progressed the wind picked up and, as a result, many of the races after lunch were... [Read More]

UK Newsletter February 2017

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

The February UK ODU Newsletter is out and if you want to read it, use this link: http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=7b5bd99f91896bec2e1ae7f9d&id=d3053932ae.

If you would like to subscribe to the monthly letter, click on: https://form.jotformeu.com/62625993969376

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UK News

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

The UK ODs have formed an Asset and Fund Managers' Forum which is open to all ODs who are interested or working in the asset management industry in any capacity. The first meeting of the Group is drinks in The Bishops Room at ye Olde Mitre (how home-from-home is that) on Thursday 16th February fr... [Read More]

YODs Club Launch

Mon, Feb 6, 2017

Young ODs Club Launch

24th February

Matric Classes 2010 to 2016

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Swimming Captain

Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Congratulations to James Morritt-Smith who has been selected as the Swimming Captain for 2017.

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2017 - Dates to Diarise

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

The 121st Annual General Meeting of the OD Union will be held at The Mitre on Wednesday 15th March 2017 at 18H00.

OD Dinner with a Difference!
Our Annual Dinner will take place on Thursday 16th March 2017. All details will be sent out early in the New Year.

Founder... [Read More]

December Holidays

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

The ODU - The Mitre

I will be going on leave from tomorrow 16th December and back in the office on Monday 9th January. WP van Zyl will be in the office as much as possible during the holidays so that he can meet and greet our ODs who are visiting from out of town. If you would like to pop ... [Read More]


Thu, Dec 1, 2016
175 CAMPAIGNOn Monday the 21st November, the Bishops Trust launched the 175 Campaign at the Woodlands Pavilion. The evening began with a welcome from the Chairman of Council,... [Read More]

Royal Schools Music results

Wed, Nov 30, 2016


95 music pupils played their royal Schools practical exams in September this year.

Of those, 25 achieved a distinction, which is a mark above 88%.
Of those 25, 9 were chosen to play at the Royal Schools ... [Read More]


Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Michael Houlie claimed 2 silver medals at the CANA XII Senior African Swimming Champs 2 weeks ago, for the 100m breast stroke and the 50m breast stroke (coming 2nd to Cameron van der Burgh in the 50m breast). He also set a new South African age group record for Boys 16 in 50m breast stroke. What ... [Read More]

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UK - ODs versus Tonbridge Golf Match

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Class of 1997 - 20th Reunion

WP van Zyl, Head Boy of Class of 1997, is planning a 20th reunion over the weekend 23/24/25 June 2017.

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UK Annual Black-Tie Dinner 2017

The 2017 Annual UK Dinner will take place on Friday 30 June.

Nicky Bicket will send out more information in due course.

Time:June 30, 2017 all day
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Class of 1987 - 30th Reunion

A 30th reunion for the Class of 1987 is set for 21 to 25 September 2017.

A Facebook page has been set up at: -


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Class of 1967 - 50th Reunion

This reunion will take place from 28 September to 1 October 2017.

For more details please contact:

Christopher Duck - christopher@duckandcraig.com

Anton Moldan - antonmoldan... [Read More]

OD Tour of the Western Front

The UK ODs have arranged a 3-day tour of the Western Front from 3rd to 5th October 2017. The Tour, taking in the Somme, Ypres, Delville Wood and the Menin Gate (where we will lay a wreath to the 112 fallen ODs)  is for any OD living anywhere in the world and ODs are welcome to bring their wives... [Read More]

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