GILES MERCER – CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

We are delighted to announce that Dr Giles Mercer has been appointed as Chair of Governors at Downside School from 20th June 2020. Andrew Hobbs, Head Master, said of the news, “We are privileged to have Dr Mercer as our new Chair of Governors and I look forward to working with him to continue the development […]

HISTORIC ENGLAND ARCHIVES

While looking through The Historic England Archives, Peter Agius (Ra70) located a number of old images from Downside School and Abbey. A number of the images include the Allan, which was opened in 1926, the Science Corridor with no memorial photos, the Gasquet used as a Refectory and the Main Hall with stag heads!  These images […]

BEYOND DOWNSIDE

We are extremely grateful to all OGs who have given their time and expertise over the last few weeks to support this year’s leavers as they prepare for university and beyond.  The ‘Beyond Downside’ programme includes daily keynote speakers and sessions to support future career paths with titles such as  ‘Life of a diplomat’, ‘Careers in asset […]

OG MEDALLIST 2020

It is with great pleasure that Rupert Orchard (R74), President of St Gregory’s Society, announces that the Old Gregorian Medal has been awarded to Fr Timothy Radcliffe (S63). Ordained in 1971, Fr Timothy is a well-known and distinguished preacher and writer. From 1992 to 2001, he was the first Englishman to serve as Master of […]