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OC News

News of Old Colstonians

Dave 'Cacker' Shaw  1945 - 2018

Tribute to Dave (cacker) Shaw OC by Bob Jennings OC

A Tribute to Dave Shaw  1945 - 2018, known by all his friends as "cacker"

Posted on: 17 Dec 2018

News of OC's

Gilbert OC 1964-1967 & West OC 1955-1963

We are very sad to report the news of two Old Colstonian’ who have recently passed away.

Posted on: 26 Nov 2018

Colston's Sixth former's raising money for Meningitis Now!

Three PEAKS Challenge

Six of our Sixth Form students ventured out to conquer the Three Peaks Challenge in the spring 2018 and raise money for Meningitis NOW!

Posted on: 25 Jun 2018

Ian Gunn OC

Ian Gunn OC Tributes

Tributes to Ian Gunn Old Colstonian - 11th August 1945 – 12th June 2018 from The OC Society, Headmaster and OCRFC

Posted on: 20 Jun 2018

A busy Pavilion

Old Colstonians Week with Upper Sixth students

The OC's meet with Upper sixth

Posted on: 21 May 2018

Tom England in "1972: The Future of Sex"

Tom England: a career in the Arts

Tom England (class of 2007) writes about his career in the Arts over the last ten years since leaving Colston's

Posted on: 5 Jan 2018

David Briffett at Carlyon Bay in 2016

David Briffett

President Bob Jennings writes about David Briffett who passed away in October

Posted on: 22 Dec 2017

story image for OC Peter Ward

OC Peter Ward

Peter Ward shares his memories of Colston's and offers advice for a career in sales

Posted on: 19 Dec 2017

Sir Robert Syms MP

Sir Robert Syms MP

The Old Colstonian Society congratulates OC Robert Syms MP on being knighted by Her Majesty The Queen on the 12th of October this year.

Posted on: 15 Nov 2017

Darren Wall who has raised over £1000 for MacMillan Cancer research

Darren Wall's swim for MacMillan Cancer

Congratulations to former Colston's teacher Darren Wall who has completed the Great Scottish Swim on Loch Lomond and raised over £1.000 for MacMillan Cancer research

Posted on: 4 Sep 2017

Peter Richmond

Peter Richmond

We are sorry to report that OC Peter Richmond has passed away at the age of 69.

Posted on: 19 Aug 2017

Darren Wall

Darren Wall's swim for charity

The OC Society was very pleased to support Colston's former head of sport Darren Wall on his charity swim in aid of MacMillan Cancer. Darren writes about his swim:

Posted on: 29 Jun 2017

David Carter

OC David Carter

We are very sad to report that OC David Carter has passed away at the age of 41

Posted on: 27 Apr 2017

Peter Mitchell

OC Peter Mitchell

It is with sadness that we report that OC Peter Mitchell passed away in France on 10th April 2017 at the age of 70.

Posted on: 27 Apr 2017

David Adams with his daughter and granddaughter

OC David Adams returns to school

Tracy Mace reports on the recent visit to Colston's of OC David Adams

Posted on: 5 Apr 2017

The world of work

News of OC Alice Arnold

Alice Arnold, who was at Colston's from 2004 to 2011, writes about her career path since leaving school

Posted on: 22 Mar 2017

Places at Oxford University

Colston's academic success

Academic success for two Colston's pupils with OC connections

Posted on: 22 Mar 2017

Cribsheet 2016

Cribsheet 2016

Cribsheet 2016 now published

Posted on: 5 Mar 2017

Geoff Stock MBE

Geoff Stock MBE

Congratulations to OC Geoff Stock for his award of an MBE

Posted on: 31 Dec 2016

The lunch party outside the Epicurean

Laurence Whitby James' 91st birthday lunch

Former Colston's English Master going strong at 91

Posted on: 21 Oct 2016

Brian Smith at the seniors' Christmas lunch in December 2014 (front row third from left)

Brian Smith 1934 - 2016

We are sorry to report that OC Brian Smith has passed away at the age of 81

Posted on: 28 Jul 2016


First World War Commemoration

Colston’s Commemoration is a research project aiming to commemorate the Old Colstonians who fought in the First World War and subsequently lost their lives in the conflict.

Posted on: 2 Jul 2016

George (middle) at the OCs Open Day at Colston's in June 2015

Michael George Moore

We are sad to report that OC stalwart Michael George Moore has passed away at the age of 85

Posted on: 18 May 2016

Bob Ross in Nepal

Bob Ross in Nepal

Colston's former housemaster of Mortlake writes of his experiences with his son Ed Ross in Nepal in support of of the work former Colston's teacher Keith Brook is doing with Birkdale School.

Posted on: 29 Apr 2016


Evan David Brewer writes from Panama

OC Evan David Brewer who was at Colston's during the war years writes from Panama with an update and to say how much he appreciates the OC magazine Cribsheet

Posted on: 29 Apr 2016