JOIN US ON THE 2020 EASTER RETREAT

The Monastic Community at Downside Abbey invite everyone to join them for the annual Easter Retreat from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th April 2020. An outline of the programme can be found here. Young and old, families and friends are welcome to take part in a range of services, workshops and activities to celebrate this […]

THE OTHER GUYS: A CAPPELLA LIKE YOU’VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE!

Jaw-dropping harmonies, inventive lyrics and slick dance moves: Thursday night was a cappella night at Downside School as singing sensation The Other Guys performed a medley of songs in the school theatre. Scotland’s premier all-male a cappella ensemble, The Other Guys (TOG), was founded in 2004 by a group of friends at the University of […]

LONDON CAROL SERVICE 2019

Last night, many OGs, parents and friends of Downside joined together at St Mary’s Church, Hampstead, for a delightful Carol Service. The Head Girl, Georgia welcomed guests, followed by the Downside School Choir singing in full voice, with a number of stunning solos. Click below to listen. Readings were given by Andrew Hobbs, Head Master, […]

OG/OA/OW THAILAND DINNER

On 29th November, the annual OG/OA/OW took place in Thailand at the British Club in Bangkok. Thank you to Gus Mackay (U61) and Mark Price (U81) for organising the event.  13 attendees and enjoyed a superb dinner with plenty of laughter and stories of Downside. The following attended the dinner – James Valdes-Scott (Stonyhurst), Robert Tyler […]