General News & Articles

Cross-country confession

Allen Whitnell (1965-1972) writes in to come clean on his role in a sporting "mix-up" when the School hosted the Kent Grammar Schools Cross-Country Championship. No names have been changed to protect the innocent or guilty! 

It's a small world

Peter Lusted and Alan Snelling recently found themselves in a pub (no surprise there - Ed) and serendipity connected them with an Old Bordenian. Peter picks up the story:

2023 School Prize Giving

The Association has been pleased to build closer relations with the School Head since his appointment and this includes a number of Old Bordenians being asked to speak at the School's Annual Prize Giving. 

250 years plus

Peter Lusted writes about a tradition that embodies the OBA spirit:

For the past few years a small group of Old Boys have had occasional meetings during the year culminating in a Christmas meal.  

Reflections on International Holocaust Day

Old Bordenian Mark Sayer lived in Germany during the 1990s.  As part of his travels through the newly opened Eastern Europe, he visited Auschwitz. On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, he provides a thought-provoking piece on that experience and his reflections:

Old Bordenian elected to Royal Society

We have belatedly learnt of the election of Old Bordenian Peter Butler to be a Fellow of the Royal Society. 

Peter is Professor of Physics at the University of Liverpool. His election was for his work as an experimental nuclear physicist. For those who may understand it, he studies the phenomenon of reflection asymmetry in atomic nuclei and the structure of the heaviest elements.

Old School site to be sold

It has been reported that the School's old site in Sittingbourne is close to being sold off. Following BGS moving to its current site in 1929, the old school buildings have been used for a variety of uses, latterly an Adult Education College.

Old Bordenians in the News

Old Bordenian David Highton has recently been appointed as Chairman of Demelza Hospice Care for Children. David has had a long career in the NHS and is also Chair of the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust. Demelza provides specialist care and emotional support for children with terminal conditions as well as supporting their families during difficult times.