OC T H Downes' (2047 - Leaver in 1929) Cricket 1st XI star is returned to Campbell College and will now be held in the College archive
Thanks to our team at Men Behind the Glass for sharing this.
Always exciting to read about OCs!
OC Jackson, photographed outside Middle School with his sons, (L-R) Dylan (12) and Jackson (13), is joined by Campbell College's Head of Key Stage 3 and Head of History and Politics, Mr Chris McIvor
We look forward to welcoming OC Michael back to Campbell College!
With our thanks OC Gareth Reid (7664) for joining us back at Campbell College for the opening of this year's A Level Art and Moving Image Art Showcase.
Dear Old Campbellian Class of 1993 - 25th Anniversary Reunion Dinner - Friday 24th August 2018 It is hard to believe that it was 25 years ago that we left school and headed off into the big bad world. Whether this makes you feel old or not, each year the OC Society organises a 25th Reunion for those reaching this milestone. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that you are cordially invited to attend our 25th Anniversary Reunion Dinner for the leavers of 1993. The Dinner will be held at the College on Friday 24th August 2018 at 7.15pm for 7.45pm. We have had high levels of interest from across the year group and have tracked down current contact details, including many from overseas. A number of guests including the current Headmaster, Robert Robinson and the OC Society President, Robert Bell, together with several of our former teachers will be joining us for the evening. A complimentary drink will be served on arrival in the Entrance Hall and there will be a cash bar available all evening located in the Dining Hall. To confirm your attendance at the Dinner, please complete the 25th Reunion Form and post it together with a cheque for £50 to the Old Campbellian Society. Please return your form as soon as possible and by no later than 30th June 2018. Alternatively click below to go to the OC online shop and purchase your place: https://www.oldcampbellians.co.uk/events . “Tickets” are not required for the Dinner, however, you will receive an acknowledgement of your purchase. The Dinner is for Class of 1993 old boys, including all of our peers from that year group, no matter when they departed the school/Cabin Hill. The invitation does not include partners. Sadly, there are a number members of the year with whom we have lost touch. If you know of the contact details of anyone in our year then please forward their details by email or by post to the OC Society Office. This is very important in order that we get as many of our peers together on the night and please also register on the website if you’ve not already done so. To assist in the organization; Aleric Turtle, Gavin Fisher & James Pollen have agreed to act as Conveners for the Reunion. Please contact us, or the OC Office (02890 763 613) or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the event. Please visit the Facebook page “Campbell Reunion” for further details. We look forward to seeing you in August and picking up where we left off in the Summer of 1993 and before! And please spread the word. Note that on the following event, Saturday 25th, a Hog Roast event is being hosted at the school. OCs, friends, family, current and past parents have all bought tickets. You are very welcome to attend and carry on your conversations from the night before! Further details are available here: https://www.oldcampbellians.co.uk/event/hog-roast Yours sincerely, Aleric Turtle, Gavin Fisher & James Pollin
Join us on Campus before the start of the next academic year, on Saturday 25th August 2018 for Hog Roast! Everyone is welcome (over 18s): OCs, current and past parents, supporters, guests and friends - £25pp For those OCs attending Friday 24th August Reunion Dinner (25 years) at College, an opportunity to make a weekend of it with family, friends! UPDATE 18.06.18: THERE ARE NOW ONLY 8 TICKETS REMAINING FOR THIS EVENT Join us at 7pm when - included in your ticket price - you'll 1. be welcomed with a 'Campbell cocktail' (or a bottle of beer!) 2. treated to busking courtesy of current Campbellians (and 2018 Leavers) for the first hour 3. enjoy Challas Roast's Hog Roast: recently shortlisted for 'The Food Awards Northern Ireland 2018' 4. be invited to take on Indie Fude's cheese tasting: enjoying 3 Irish cheeses, crackers and chutney The DJ is booked and you'll see the grass Turning Circle transformed into a DJ led dancefloor, for one night only! We will be offering the chance for a winning bid to be placed on a signed & framed Schools' Cup winning 1st XV rugby top! The event is casual seating (no table plans!) and guests are invited to dress as for a Summer BBQ. Please note there is a plan B, with relocation into Central Hall, should the weather be inclement. A cash bar will run throughout the event. We are limited to 200 guests, please book your tickets at your earliest convenience. Delighted to confirm we are again event sponsored by Traction, arranged by OC Paddy McVeigh (8849): http://www.tractionfinance.com #ConnectingCampbell #InspiringConnections
The ever popular and sell out Halloween Ball returns on Friday, 26th of October 2018; sponsored by City Air Express, CBRE, Cunningham Coates; Diversity NI, Haldane Fisher; International Construction Warranties; Nelson Radiology and W&G Baird. Please be advised that you can pay on-line here for your tickets but ONLY if you have already had confirmation of your table via the OC Society Office. The cost is £50.00 per head, with a maximum of 10 per table. As you will know, this event is an annual SELL OUT: if you wish to enquire about booking a table, please contact Walter Murphy, Old Campbellian Society Manager in the Society Office on 02890 763 613 email@example.com regarding availability. With thanks for your ongoing support of this event and to the sponsors: Photos of our Halloween Ball 2017 are available here: https://www.oldcampbellians.co.uk/galleries/view/20
The Annual Remembrance Service will take place at the College on Friday the 9th of November 2018. Each year the College extends an Open Invitation to OCs to attend the Service, however, please note that it is important that you inform the Society Office (02890 763 613) if you wish to attend the Service in order that seating be allocated accordingly. If you do not do so then a pupil may have to give up a seat for you immediately before the Service. Please arrive to be seated by 1015hrs. Service Commences at 1025hrs and is followed by Coffee & Tea in the Library. If you have any queries please contact the Society Office or firstname.lastname@example.org
Delighted to confirm that The OC Society Scotland Branch dinner is being hosted at the Scottish Whisky Experience, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh on the evening of Friday, 30th November 2018. All OCs and their guests are very welcome to attend. The dinner is being arranged by Scotland Branch Hon Secretary, Phil Calvert (7399), who looks forward to welcoming as many OCs, their friends and family as possible. Phil will be joined by his wife, his Mum and other friends, many of whom are OCs and a good number committed to travelling to Edinburgh from Belfast, London and farther afield to enjoy this event. Cost is £60 per person; this includes a 3 course meal; 1/3 bottle of wine with your meal; coffee & tea. From 7pm, with Dinner served at 7.30pm Dress code: Black tie We also look forward to welcoming two high profile guest speakers: · Scott Hastings, Scottish rugby Union player who won 65 caps at centre for Scotland from 1986 to 1997. When he retired, he was Scotland's most-capped player ever. Twice a member of the British Lions in 1989 (Australia) and 1993 (New Zealand) · Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie Director of Distilling & Whisky Creation Plans are afoot for an impromptu whisky tasting challenge – how well do you know your whiskies? “All OCs, living in Scotland and further afield, are most welcome! Please note that this year we are widening our invitation to include your family and friends. Friendship is a core College and Old Campbellian Society value and one I feel very strongly about, counting OCs I went to school with amongst my closest friends today. I look forward to welcoming you and your guests to a fantastic evening on the 30th November.” OC Phil Calvert (7399) "Where better to celebrate St Andrew’s Day this year? Please come and support the Scottish Branch in Edinburgh this year for what promises to be a fantastic night, as arranged by OC Phil. This year saw our biggest ever Annual Dinner in Belfast, with 160 guests in attendance (January). This was followed by a really successful London Branch Dinner (March), where London Branch Hon Secretary, Gav Gordon (8091) and Dom Shek (8173) welcomed 84 guests to the Army & Navy Club, Pall Mall. We look forward as a Society to working with Phil on this and really appreciate everyone’s support.” OC Society Chairman, Michael McAllister (7444) We are limited to 60 guests so please don’t delay, book your tickets today and we do hope you will take this opportunity as OCs to join us with your wives, other halves, family, friends, supporters. Any queries: please don't hesitate to contact Alumni Relations Suzy McIlveen: email@example.com