Old Bedalians reunite in Oxford

The second of last week’s OB reunions based on universities took place in Oxford on Thursday when nine OBs currently studying at Oxford met up at the Old Bank Hotel.  First, second and third year undergraduates attended. Also with them were headmaster, Keith Budge, and four current and two former members of staff together with OB Oliver Jacobs (1952), Emeritus Fellow of Engineering at St John’s College. Other subjects represented included Fine Art, Physics, English, Modern Languages, Biological Sciences and Medicine. The eclectic mix made for much interesting conversation as school links were renewed and the value of the Bedales network in offering shared experience, professional guidance and opportunities for mentoring made clear.

By Philip Parsons, 6.2 Housemaster and Alumni Officer


The reunion …at Oxford

Old friendships were renewed and new experiences shared when 18 Old Bedalians currently studying at Oxford met together as a group for the first time since leaving school. First, second and third year undergraduates represented 14 different fields of study ranging from Maths to Music and Fine Art to Medicine. Keith Budge and four members of staff attended the reunion, hosted by Chairman of Governors, Matthew Rice.  In welcoming them, Keith outlined how the Bedales network can help OBs in terms of professional guidance, mentoring and the sharing of experience, and encouraged them to keep in touch with both each other and with the school. Read more about Bedales Higher Education destinations.

By Philip Parsons

Oxford reception


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.