OS Sam Mudd wins Industry Achievement award

Phoenix Software's  MD Sam Mudd née Ridley (1980-87 Crews) reflects on  her journey to the top of the industry after winning a one-off Industry Achievement award at this year's Women in Channel Awards. Many congratulations on her achievement. You can view the interview at https://jwp.io/s/Z8VL...

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Former President stands down

It is with regret that I have to tell you that Mrs Zoe Harrison has decided to stand down as Liaison Officer for the OSA. Zoe has served the OSA for over 30 years in different capacities and without her there is no question the OSA would not have survived today. All Members and past Students ...

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World Record holder – Jason Liversidge

Following his success in setting a new UK record, Jason set a new world record of 67mph, breaking the previous  speed record for an electric all-terrain mobility vehicle by  5mph. An absolutely superb performance. Jason, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2013 when he was 37, previ...

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World record attempt – electric wheelchair

Jason Liversidge will make an attempt to set a world record for an electric wheelchair on 27th September 2020 at Elvington air field. This is a Straightliners event , tickets for spectators are £10 and no tickets available at the gates. https://straightliners.events/.../2020.../record-events... ...

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Supporting International Boarders Award – nomination for Mrs Thomas

Mrs Janet Thomas received the news today that she has been chosen as one of the finalists in the Supporting International Boarders Award category by the Boarding Schools'​ Association. The nomination highlights many of the small things Mrs Thomas does to make boarding a real home from home. She...

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OS Jason Liversidge sets UK wheelchair speed record

Jason Liversidge (1984-1992) was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2013 when he was 37. He has undertaken a number of challenges which have been so impressive - in 2017 he became the first person to reach the summit of Mount Snowdon in an electric wheelchair  (see OSA news item August 2nd 201...

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From Scarborough College to Warfare Officer

Congratulations to Old Scardeburgian Matthew Harris for passing out as a Commissioned Officer in the Royal Navy. Matthew left Scarborough College in 2015 with an IB score of 38 points, a DofE Gold and the CCF Sword of Honour. He read History at Edinburgh University and graduated in 2019. From the...

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Honour for former member of staff

Keith Rowe (1970-2002) has been involved in East Africa since 1991 when the now General Lord Dannet rang him and suggested he might like to take some Cadets to Kenya to join in the Green Howards training. Keith’s response was very much the affirmative, but he did point out that it would be of h...

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I am thankful I’m still alive

We were shocked to read, in this week's issue of the local paper, of the terrible injuries suffered by Miss Berry (who served both at Lisvane and the College from 1974 until 2005) and her friend in a car accident in November. What follows is some of the detail outlined in the Scarborough News. Do...

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Gordon Boot 1920-2020

Some two months after celebrating Gordan’s 100th birthday we are saddened to bring you the news that he  passed away – on 10th August. His  family informed us that his health had declined over the last few weeks. “He was in hospital just for his final three days for his pain to be managed...

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100 Years of Age – Gordon Boot

Old Scardeburgian Gordon Boot celebrated his 100th birthday on Wednesday with presents, and cards from the Prep School children and a letter from Her Majesty the Queen. His family organised a party for him; visitors  who were scheduled throughout the day – included his family, the gardeners an...

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Rosie Walker – Debut novel published

Rosie Walker's debut novel, 'Secrets of a Serial Killer' is being published by HarperCollins / One More Chapter on 17 July 2020. Rosie started at Scarborough College when she was 11, and while at school loved English lessons with Mrs Mack and Maths with Mrs Roberts. In terms of school experiences...

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Debut novel from Cat Walker (1980-87)

After leaving Scarborough College in 1987 Cat spent the next 11 years as a bit of an eternal student at the University of Exeter, playing a lot of hockey and getting a doctorate in economic psychology. From there she went to work in the charity world, doing something worthy in an office in London, b...

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Old Boys Return to Scarborough

Despite the Covid-19 Virus, over the weekend of the 14th and 15th March 2020 163 Old Boys with their wives and partners attended a Reunion weekend at the Spa Ocean Room in Scarborough. Their College years ranged from 1945 to 1969 and the OSA presented the oldest Old Boy, Roger Loads who left in 1...

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OS nominated for New Starter Business of the Year

Zachary Greaves – Crews  (2002-2009) – has been  nominated as ’New Starter Business of the Year’ at the 2020 Yorkshire Choice Awards https://www.yorkshirechoiceawards.co.uk He started his own marketing business (Artus Digital Marketing) https://artusdigital.com nearly 2 years ago The...

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Peter Matthews 1966-1973

It is with much sadness that we report the recent passing of Pete Matthews -  College  House 1966-1973. Pete was a keen sportsman and member of the choir during his time at the College.  He played hockey and cricket and was also a member of the 'unofficial' school football team where he played...

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Weaponness – on the inside

Friday evening saw the official reopening Weaponness House (also formerly known as Bankory and Armstrong). The modern Sixth Form boarding house for boys and girls looks stunning and it was wonderful to welcome back so many former house parents including Mrs More, Mrs Lucas, Mr Gilbert, and Mr & ...

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Fire – the morning after

Some pictures which give you an idea of the level of damage to the pavilion....

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Fire devastates cricket pavilion

I am sorry to inform you that a fire has devastated the cricket pavilion. The fire is under control. Nobody has been reported as being hurt and the cause is as yet unknown. The fire started around 8:10pm We will provide updates as and when we have them....

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Weaponness – Almost ready

Not long now until the students move in.  Things are moving quickly in terms of equipping the study bedrooms and communal areas....

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