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



ODs In Chapel

Fri, May 19, 2017
During the past week, three ODs addressed the school in the War Memorial Chapel. On Friday morning Ollie Linley (2012K) preached a sermon on believing in the Good News; on Tuesday WP van Zyl (1997K) spoke at College Evensong on our faith in Pro fide et patria; and on Wednesday Rodger Hudson (1996W)... [Read More]

Global ODU Mentoring Programme

Fri, May 19, 2017
The Global ODU Mentoring Programme keeps on growing. Older ODs (and not all that old) have volunteered their services to younger (and not that young) ODs who are looking for advice and guidance in their chosen fields, or where that choice is proving more elusive. Mentors are alsohelping mentees faci... [Read More]

SA Trials 2017

Thu, May 18, 2017

On Saturday 13th May, 3 Bishops and one SACs boy made the trip to Gauteng where they competed in the national selection Regatta held at Roodeplaat Dam in the Junior Mens U19 Coxless Four category. These trials require that the crew not only had to win their race against other coxless fours but al... [Read More]


Thu, May 4, 2017

Irshad Abrahams participated at the Junior African Swimming Championships held in Cairo, Egypt from 27th to the 30th March 2017. Irshad achieved a bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke and a fourth place in the 100m breaststroke. Both events were personal best times. Team SA won the overall comp... [Read More]

The175 Campaign hits London

Wed, Apr 26, 2017
The175 Campaign hits London

On Monday, 24 April, Raymond & Wendy Ackerman joined Trustees of the Bishops Trust, Andrew Selby, Mike Bosman, Simon Peile and principal Guy... [Read More]

White Rhino Trail

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

A total of 13 Bishops boys in Grade 11, two LEAP students and 3 staff spent 7 days in KZN. The boys were divided into three groups and had a very special time in the bush. Highlights of lion sightings and getting charged by a female white rhino were offset by the very real spectre of poaching. Th... [Read More]

u16A colts hockey tour

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

A team comprising of 15 boys and coached by Mr Aziz Cassiem travelled to York HIgh for a u16 hockey festival. They played a total of 6 matches in three days. The won 5 matches and drew 1. 5 of the u16A squad for 2017 were not available for this tour as they were on tour overseas with the first te... [Read More]


Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Congratulations to Irshad Abrahams who participated in the SA Junior Swimming Championships in Durban from the 17th to the 21st March 2017. He won a bronze medal in the 200m breaststroke event and achieved personal best times in the 50m and 100m breaststroke events.

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Interhouse Swimming Gala

Wed, Mar 29, 2017

The interhouse swimming gala was very eventful. Records were broken by: Mike Houlie in the open 100m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly and Individual Medley. Christopher Aubin in the open Long Distance gala (which was held since 1987). Irshad Abrahams in the u14 50m Breastsroke. Jonathan Roche in the u... [Read More]


Tue, Mar 28, 2017


Congratulations to :


Mac Cheminais
Giuseppe Guerandi
Nikolaos Tapanlis


Nicholas Peile
Thomas Janisch
Liam Gordon-Turner
Derek Reissenzahn

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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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