Old Gregorians News

Archive Discoveries: OG Friendship

We have recently discovered a great friendship between two OGs who died in WWI. Thanks to our partnership with a local U3A, Downside Archives and Library have been digitalising the photographic archive. Scanning the images has enabled us to zoom in and inspect details we have previously been unable to see. One of the most […]

Monks to feature on the BBC

Downside Abbey monks record for BBC Four and BBC Radio 3. The Benedictine monks of Downside Abbey are set to feature in a new innovative television mini-series that will be broadcast on BBC Four this month alongside a series of radio programmes on BBC Radio 3. Retreat: Meditations from the Monastery is a ‘slow TV’ […]

Monks sing Gregorian Chant on BBC Radio 3

We were thrilled to hear Frs Leo, Anselm and Boniface sing to the nation, on BBC Radio 3, on Sunday 16th October.  If you didn’t have a chance to listen to the live broadcast, you can catch them again on the BBC iPlayer by clicking here. The monks begin at around 17’30”.  The programme, The Early […]

Bangkok Dinner

Thank you to Mark Price (U81) for organising a most enjoyable evening at The British Club in Bangkok. Alumni from Worth, Ampleforth and Downside came together and were joined by Anastasia Hatvany, Downside’s Registrar.  OGs attending were: Gorka Zabaleta (B98) Mark Hamill-Stewart (U77) Hugh Walford (S62) Sandy Wilson (S71) Simon Hartog (C72) Mark Price (U81)