Old Gregorians News

London Dinner 2017

The 2017 London dinner was a hugely enjoyable occasion taking place once again at the East India Club on Thursday 16th November. Particular thanks to Jamie Drummond-Smith (C77) who did a great job rallying OGs from 1977 to celebrate their 40 year anniversary.  Thanks to Francis Mander (C70) for his wonderful photography.  More photos can […]

Brazil Gathering

The twelfth Old Benedictine School Community Gathering took place over the weekend of 20th October and was superbly organised once again by Alan Morgan (S59). Attendees were: Ampleforth Simon Clayton (D72) Douai Jeremy Ribeiro dos Santos (F66)/Susan Downside Philip Coate (S58) Peter Doyle (B56) Alan Morgan (S59)/Xymena Nicholas Reade (R/U63) Guests Georgiana Morgan/Luiz Ros For […]

Family Gathering at Downside

On the 28th October 2017 over 140 members of the extended Agius family gathered in the Abbey church to mark the centenary of the death of Captain Richard Agius (R14), killed at Poelcapelle on 26th October 1917, and to celebrate the family’s 117 year connection to Downside. The family patriarch, Edward Tancred Agius, started a […]

Monks to feature on the BBC

Downside Abbey monks record for BBC Four and BBC Radio 3. The Benedictine monks of Downside Abbey feature in a new innovative television mini-series 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’ series that explores the everyday lives […]