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



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]

Middle East OD Get together

Thu, Oct 6, 2016

Dear Fellow ODs,

We will be having our Middle East OD get together and will be hosting Bruce Jack the
Chairman of the OD Union. Bruce is on his way to Australia and has kindly agreed to join us
for the evening before carrying on with his journey. Please feel free to bring you... [Read More]

ODU Hiking Club

Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Any ODs who would like to start an ODU Hiking Club, please e-mail me at dorourke@bishops.org.za

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ODU Drinks Professionals Club

Fri, Sep 30, 2016

De Villiers Graaff (1988F) and Brian Robertson (1979W) are forming a Drinks Professional’s Club.

If this is your niche, please e-mail me dorourke@bishops.org.za

... [Read More]


Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Dear ODs

The Global Issues Network group will have been active in College for 10 years in 2017 and we think it is time to start an ODU GIN group for networking and support around issues of sustainability, and to mentor the GIN boys at College. In the spirit of GIN this needs to be l... [Read More]

ODU Birding Club

Fri, Sep 30, 2016

ODU Birding Club

On Tuesday 11 October Peter Steyn (1955O) will be leading a Cape Bird Club walk of about two hours duration around Kirstenbosch. Any interested ODs are invited to join him. Please e-mail Peter on peregrine@mweb.co.za

The walk starts from the Information Centre at Ga... [Read More]

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Class of 1977 - 40th Reunion

The class of 1977 will be celebrating their 40th reunion over the weekend 17th, 18th and 19th February 2017.

Please contact the organizers for more information: -

Mark Westcott - mwestcott@wol.co.za

Dave Steward - dsteward@bricook.it

Time:<... [Read More]

Class of 1972 - 45th Reunion

A 45th reunion for the class of 1972 is being planned for next year over Founders Day.

Please contact Chris Newman for more information: -


Time:March 17, 2017... [Read More]

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: -


Time:... [Read More]

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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