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  • The Old Campbellian magazine 2014
    31 July 2014The Old Campbellian magazine 2014
  • New Communication and Support Manager
    23 June 2014Gill McNeill takes up the role of Communication and Support Manager at The Old Campbellian Society from Monday 23 June 2014. Gill has a background in the media and public relations, design and event management.
  • Communications and Support Manager
    05 May 2014The OC Society wishes to recruit a Communications & Support Manager to work from the Society Office on a Part Time basis.
  • Old Campbellian Annual General Meeting - 27 January 2014
    19 February 2014The Old Campbellian Annual General Meeting will be held in the College Sixth Form Centre on 27th January at 7.30pm. Any OC is welcome to come along.
  • Heritage Open Days
    14 September 2013Any OC wishing to renew his/her acquaintance with Campbell is warmly invited to visit the building and estate during European Heritage Open Days (EHOD).
    The school will be open 10 am and 1 pm on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2013. There will be a continuous tour of the building, led by College Archivist and Historian, Keith Haines, which can be joined at any stage.
  • A Biography of Brigadier Nelson Russell
    27 May 2013A new book By Keith Haines:
    The Biography of Brigadier Nelson Russell (OC No1200) is now on sale from our website Shop.
  • Charles Hutchison - MBE
    19 February 2013Charles Hutchison (6532) was awarded the Membership of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year's Honours List for Services to Health and Safety in Northern Ireland.
  • Centenary Signing of Ulster Covenant
    28 September 2012Friday 28th September, is the centenary date of the signing of the Ulster Covenant by nearly half a million Ulster men and women in opposition to the British Government's Home Rule Bill. Campbell College was used as one of many Places of Signing and members of Staff and Campbell pupils signed it in the school. Fred Crawford, longest serving College Governor and famous gun-runner, was said to have signed his name in blood. This has yet to be proved.
  • Old Campbellian Sports Club - Now Enrolling
    18 September 2012The Old Campbellian Sports Club is now enrolling members for the 2012-13 school year. Offering Single, Family and Student membership, it is open to all members of the OC Society and their families. Families of current pupils may join as Associate members.
    It is open during term times and from Monday to Thursday each week. Swimming, squash and 5-a-side football are all on offer, along with tennis in the summer term.
  • Professor Bill Campbell
    16 September 2012At the end of June OC Bill Campbell (3171) was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science by Trinity College Dublin. He had graduated from Trinity in 1952 with first class honours in Zoology. While he was Director of Parasitology at Merck he was centrally involved in developing Ivermectin, the cure against river blindness.
  • Tony Watson
    10 September 2012The degree of Doctor of Science (Economics) was conferred on Tony Watson (4647) by the Queen's University of Belfast in July. Retiring as Chief Executive of Hermes Pensions Management in January 2006, he currently serves as Chairman of Marks and Spencer Pension Trust Limited and the Asian Infrastructure Fund.  
  • Colin Drummond OBE
    30 July 2012Colin Drummond (5189) was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2012. The citation was for services to Innovation and Technology.
  • Gary Lightbody
    28 July 2012Earlier this month Gary Lightbody (7848) received an Honorary Degree from the University of Ulster, Magee Campus. He received the Doctor of Letters (DLitt) for Services to the Music Industry.
  • Annual Cricket Match 2012
    30 June 2012The College Won The Annual Cricket Match By 2 Runs On Wednesday 20th June 2012
  • Old Campbellian USA Branch
    30 June 2012Recently in the USA, several like minded OCs have come together to form the USA Branch of The Old Campbellian Society. The branch has its own newsletter, providing information on the old boys and amusing anecdotes of those same individuals.They hope to organise a Dinner in the States in early 2013.
  • Squadron Leader Terry Bulloch DSO DFC
    30 May 2012Earlier this month the BBC screened a 3 part series about N Ireland in WW2. It was presented by military historian Dan Snow. What they unearthed led them to conclude that Northern Ireland played not a small part, but a pivotal role in the war. One man who certainly made a huge contribution was Sq/Ldr Terry Bulloch (2320), interviewed during the programme. He was the most successful British pilot in the Coastal Command throughout the war, destroying four U-boats and damaging two.
  • Corran Purdon
    20 April 2012
  • Addie Morrow
    30 March 2012The former deputy leader of the Alliance Party, Old Campbellian Addie Morrow, has died.
    He served as a councillor on Castlereagh Council and in the 1982 Northern Ireland Assembly.
    Alliance Party leader David Ford paid tribute: "His whole life was a practical demonstration of his commitment to peace and reconciliation. "He was a huge inspiration to many of us now in the leadership of the party," he said.
  • GB Debut for OC Shooter
    16 March 2012Two OCs are part of the Great Britain Rifle Team which is currently on tour in South Africa. Veteran shooter David Calvert (5180), who first represented GB in 1975, is Chief Coach.
    Simon Carson (6617) is making his first appearance for the British Team.He started shooting in his last year at Campbell and went to Bisley with the school that July and has been attending Bisley regularly since. Although his main interest is fullbore target rifle he did go away from this for several years to concentrate on match rifle and now shoots both disciplines with a little smallbore in the winter. Simon won the Irish Open in 2010 and has toured with Ireland teams to Canada and South Africa.
  • David Caves
    01 March 2012David (8240) has been getting rave reviews recently for his performances. In his role in the Jacobean play The Changeling in November, one West End actor told The Observer newspaper it was the best performance she had ever seen. He is currently appearing as Petruchio in the RSC's production of The Taming of the Shrew, again to great praise. It runs at the Newcastle Theatre Royal until 3 March and then moves to various venues ending up in London.
    David began his acting career in productions at Cabin Hill and Campbell. He had very close connections with the school as his mother, Naomi, taught at Cabin Hill Pre-Prep, his father, Michael, taught at Campbell and his uncle, Ronnie Caves, was Vice Principal at the College.
  • Interviewers for School Careers Night Needed - 29th February
    29 February 2012As part of the College's Careers provision,  Year 13 (Lower Sixth) pupils engage in an Interview Skills Programme culminating in an evening in which they apply these skills through mock interviews with experienced professionals.  The pupils have benefited significantly from this experience in the past, and the feedback, guidance and advice provided by specialists has proved invaluable.  Are you willing to help in the role of interviewer? The questions for the 15 minute interview are provided. For further details please follow the link.
  • 2012 President - John Knox
    28 February 2012Kelly Wilson Hands Over The Presidency Of The Old Campbellian Society To John Knox.
  • OC Society2012 Annual General Meeting
    30 January 2012As a member of The Old Campbellian Society you are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting which is held in the Sixth Form Centre in the College on Monday, 30th January 2012 at 7.30.
  • MBE for Jeffrey Dudgeon
    30 January 2012In the 2012 New Year's Honours List, OC Jeffrey Edward Anthony Dudgeon was awarded the MBE for services to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in Northern Ireland.
  • Burns' NightBurns' Night Supper
    27 January 2012The Friends' of the College Pipe Band present their Annual Burns' Night Supper on Friday 27th January 2012 at 7.30pm in the College Dining Hall.
    Tickets are priced at £15.00. This includes a three-course meal followed by ceilidh dancing.
    Please contact Mr Ivan Wilson on 028 9028 0816 for tickets.
  • Snow PatrolSnow Patrol
    09 December 2011Rock band Snow Patrol, two of whose members are OCs, Gary Lightbody (7848) (on right in photo) and Johnny Quinn (7471), will feature in a new campaign aimed at boosting tourism to NI.
  • New Exhibition by Artist Gary Devon
    24 October 2011A new exhibition by Gary Devon (5942) will open on 24th October at Ross's Auction Rooms, Belfast, whose Principal is Daniel Clarke (5376). The official opening of new paintings entitled Still Standing, will be by OC and Broadcaster, Noel Thompson (5789).
    Previously Gary was commissioned to do a painting of the College which appeared on the frontispiece of the 1999 Register. The Register is still available from the OC shop for £5.00 plus p&p.
  • Gordon BurnsGordon Burns Retires from Television
    30 September 2011Newsreader Gordon Burns announced at the end of September that he is stepping down from North West Tonight news after almost 15 years.
  • Old Campbellian Sports Club Now Enrolling
    28 August 2011The Old Campbellian Sports Club is now enrolling members. It is open to all members of the OC Society and their families and to the families of current pupils who may join as Associate members.
    It is open during term times and from Monday to Thursday each week. Swimming, squash and 5-a-side football are all on offer, along with tennis in the summer term.
    Join now by sending in a completed application form along with your payment.
  • Bob MitchellRLF "Bob" Mitchell
    27 August 2011A Dinner will be held in the College on Saturday 5th November, organised by the OC Society, to celebrate Bob Mitchell's life and achievements while at Campbell.
    On Sunday 6th November, there will be a Scattering of Ashes Ceremony on the old 1st XV pitch at 10.30am, followed by a Thanksgiving Service in the College at 11.00am.
  • New Senior Treasury appointment
    27 July 2011Geoffrey Spence (6185), who was a personal economic adviser to Chancellor Alistair Darling during the banking crisis, has been appointed to head up the Treasury body that oversees the UK's infrastructure plan.
  • Success at Buxton Festival
    17 July 2011Following on from their performance of The Tempest underground, Butterfly's production of "Macbeth" is continuing the success. They were nominated for "Best Production" in Pooles Cavern at The Buxton Festival and Nick(Poots)Danan (7581) won in the "Best Actor" catagory. They will be performing at The Bakewell Arts Festival (Derbyshire) Tuesday 9th -Saturday 13th August, 7.30pm.
  • Campbell College Print
    16 July 2011A mounted copy of a print of a water colour painting by Lawrence Chambers is now available for purchase from the OC Shop.
  • Tales from the Tower
    17 June 2011We are delighted to announce that pre-launch copies of our new book of Old Campbellian confessions and reflections are available for purchase. Noel Thompson's brainchild has just been born and you will be enthralled with the progeny. Buy it now and be one of the first to own this unique publication!!
  • Sports Hall Closure - Mon 23 May to Thu 26 May 11
    19 April 2011We regret to inform OC Sports Club 5 a side players that the Sports Hall will be closed  for a week due to the College needing it for examinations - Mon 23 May to Thu 26 May 11. An outdoor pitch will be available for use. Swimmers and squash players are not affected.
  • 5th Blue Circle For Old Campbellian
    15 April 2011William MacQuitty (1401) 1905 - 2004, Film Maker, Writer & Photographer Is Honoured With An Ulster History Circle Blue Plaque
  • KellY Wilson takes over as the Society President from Brian Turtle2011 Annual General Meeting
    01 February 2011The 2011 Annual General Meeting of The Old Campbellian Society was held in the College on 31st January.

    Kelly Wilson took over the Presidency for 2011 from Brian Turtle.
  • 2011 Annual Dinner - 18th February
    30 January 2011The 2011 Old Campbellian Dinner will be held on 18th February in the College Dining Hall. The meal will be served at 8.00 but pre-dinner drinks are available in the Central Hall from 7.00, where you can meet up with old friends and enjoy the ambience of your old school. Ticket price is £39.00.
    It is hoped that leavers of 50 years ago will form a large gathering.
  • Get Fit for the New Year
    30 January 2011As those extra pounds creep on and your back and shoulders start to seize up after hours on your computer, why not take up the opportunity of some mid week swimming to relax yourself as well as getting some beneficial exercise. Join the Old Campbellian Sports Club and avail yourself of the warm waters of the College swimming pool. If you are feeling more active you can have a game of squash or help make up a team for 5-a-side football.
  • Annual General Meeting - Monday 31st January 2011
    29 January 2011The Annual General Meeting of The Old Campbellian Society will take place on Monday 31st January 2011 at 8.00pm in the College Sixth Form Centre. This year, at 7.30pm, prior to the meeting, a presentation will be given by some of the pupils who visited Kenya last year to work with the Jengana charity. OCs have given very generously to the charity through collections at the Annual Dinner and the Halloween Dance.
  • Film Premiere Sunday 30th January 2011 - "Cold Blood".
    29 January 2011The Film Premiere of Cold Blood takes place on Sunday 30th January 2011. The cast includes three Campbellians - Jack Graham, Connor Houston and Peter Ferris.

  • The Old Campbellian Magazine 2010
    05 January 2011Personal Contributions From Numerous Old Campbellians Ensure The Magazine Is Again A Success
  • Annual Dinner 12th February 2010
    21 December 2010Annual Dinner - 12th February 2010
    The Annual Dinner will take place on Friday 12th February 2010 at the College. The cost of the dinner is £35.00 per head and the dress is Black Tie.This will be Brian Turtle's first offical event as President of the Society. The Guest Speaker will be Mark Orr QC.Places are available and a Reunion is planned for the leavers of 1959/60/61.
  • The Old Campbellian Magazine 2010
    15 December 2010The Society wishes to thank the 2010 Advertisers for their contribution to The Old Campbellian Magazine.
  • Cecil PedlowCecil Pedlow
    14 December 2010Cecil Pedlow (3614) was inducted into the Guinness Rugby Writers' Hall of Fame in October 2010. He first played for Ireland in March 1953 in the final match of their Five Nations campaign.
    He went on to gain 30 caps, playing both on the wing and in the centre over the next 11 seasons. In all, he scored 31 points for Ireland and also toured with the British Lions in 1955 when he was capped in two Tests, scoring a try in the first and a conversion in the second. A dentist by profession, Cecil also played squash for Ireland.
  • Career Support
    11 November 2010The Society is asking OCs to help Campbellians in the Middle and Senior schools prepare for life after Campbell.
    To that end we are establishing a network of volunteer Old Campbellians from which to draw support for the school.  The type of help Campbell is looking for includes interview practice, work placements, mentoring and speaking to school assemblies or similar.
  • Sports Club
    01 September 2010The Sports Club re-opens on 1 Sep 10.
  • Sports Club 2010 - 2011
    08 July 2010The Application Form to join the Sports Club is attached
  • The Old Campbellian 2010
    02 February 2010Articles and News Items required for the 2010 Magazine
  • AGM 2010
    21 December 2009  The Old Campbellian Society - Annual General Meeting
    The Society's AGM will take place on Monday 25th January 2010 at 7.30pm in the Sixth Form Centre, Campbell College.Agenda:-1:Minutes of the 2009 Annual General Meeting 2:Honorary Treasurer's Report 3:Chairman's Report 4:Election of Office Bearers for 2010 5:Election of Council Members. The following retire by rotation and are eligible for re-election:WA Donald(6726),RA Dunbar(6860),JO'F Hawthorne(4275) and JTC King(6878)6:Any Other Business
  • Sports Club LogoThe Old Campbellian Sports Club
    19 August 2009Details are now available for Membership of the 2009/10 Old Campbellian Sports Club
  • News
    02 March 2009