Old Gregorians News

PETRE SOCIETY 2019

It was a pleasure to welcome so many Petre Society Members and their guests to celebrate St Gregory’s Day on 12th March. The day started with whole School Mass, followed by drinks in the Weld Café where Simon Johnson, Director of Heritage and Steve Parsons, Abbey Outreach Officer presented an amalgamation of photographs that have […]

OG MEDAL NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

It is that time of year where nominations are open for the Old Gregorian Medallist. The Council of St Gregory’s Society will consider each nomination and may if required seek further information on the nominee. If an award is to be made it will be announced at the St Gregory’s Society AGM at Easter and […]

SOWING THE SEEDS FOR CAREERS

It is always a pleasure to welcome OGs back to Downside and what better way to showcase their career experience than at our next Career Fair on Saturday 9th March.  Many OGs will remember the exciting arrival of film company Cowboy Films in the summer of 2001, where the beautiful grounds and buildings of Downside […]

FROM ‘A PAIR OF SPECTACLES’ TO ‘GREASE’

Downside School’s Performing Arts venue has seen something of a change over the last 100 years. In 1919, the School’s Lent Term production was A Pair of Spectacles, which took place in Downside’s Theatre-Royal, known as the Palace. The play was written for Broadway by English dramatist Sydney Grundy and subsequently made into a silent comedy film […]