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Tuesday, 6 December, 2016

OEA Chairman, Chris Brain (1998) asks OEs what the Association means to them.

Monday, 14 November, 2016

On Friday 11 November, it was lovely to be joined by three OEs at the Remembrance Day Service in the Chapel.

Wednesday, 26 October, 2016

Adam Bowes (2015) recounts his trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua with Raleigh International this summer.

Tuesday, 25 October, 2016

Manish Chand is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at University College London Hospital and explains why MIS is the way forward.

Tuesday, 11 October, 2016

Even just one term at Eltham College can have a lasting impact, OE Thomas Schöck explains why.

Tuesday, 11 October, 2016

130 OEs and their guests gathered at Eltham College on Saturday evening for the 2016 Reunion Dinner. 

Monday, 3 October, 2016

Congratulations to OE Dr Colin Melville (1977) who has been appointed as the new Director of Education and Standards at The General Medical Council (GMC), from January 2017.

Wednesday, 28 September, 2016

The Class of 2006 gathered in London to mark 10 years since leaving Eltham College

Tuesday, 6 September, 2016

Four OEs have joined the teaching staff at Eltham College and spoke to Elthamians about why they have returned to the College.

Tuesday, 6 September, 2016

Four OEs have joined the teaching staff at Eltham College and spoke to Elthamians about why they have returned to the College.

Tuesday, 23 August, 2016

Over the summer of 2016, we welcomed 84 new Old Elthamians.

Wednesday, 10 August, 2016

OE Malcolm Jones (1972) spoke to Elthamians about an eventful visit to Georgia.

Wednesday, 13 July, 2016

The picture of the Old Quad in an earlier issue of the OE magazine has prompted me to reminisce over the Eltham College that I attended.

Wednesday, 13 July, 2016

With the sun still shining after a fantastic day of cricket, it was time to say goodbye to some of the stalwarts of the Eltham College teaching staff.

Wednesday, 13 July, 2016

We spoke to 2003 leaver Emma Joy-Staines about the charity she has set up with her husband, and the challenges that they have faced after her husband’s disability.

Tuesday, 12 July, 2016

The Old Elthamians’ Association welcomes this year's leavers and wishes them all the best of luck in the next chapter of their lives.

Tuesday, 12 July, 2016

We spoke to Surgeon Lieutenant Josh Bakker-Dyos (2004) about the adventurous places he has worked, and learned about the commitment and education he needed to get started.

Tuesday, 12 July, 2016

Tim Hotham is retiring from Eltham College after 35 years of teaching.

Wednesday, 6 July, 2016

We were delighted that OEs were the guests of honour at both the Senior School Speech Day and Junior School Prize Giving evenings.  

Sunday, 3 July, 2016

The theme for this year’s ECCO concert was predominantly Russian in flavour, ranging from classic Russian folk songs to thrilling orchestral masterworks by the greatest Russian symphonic composers.

Monday, 27 June, 2016

So, 5km swim and Half Ironman completed. How was it?

Monday, 20 June, 2016

On Friday 17 June, as the rest of South East England was submerging under flash floods, 28 OEs and some of their former teachers gathered at Sundridge Park Golf Club for the seventh annual OE Golf Day. 

Monday, 6 June, 2016

How do you celebrate your birthday when you get to 60? A group of 1974 leavers showed us how!

Thursday, 19 May, 2016

As many of you know, there are a number of gaps in our set of sports photos on display in the corridor between Central Hall and King George’s Hall.

Thursday, 19 May, 2016

From cuddling pufflings to fieldwork up a mountain in gale-force winds, Natalie Cozzolino (2004) recalled her varied year, on a graduate placement with Scottish National Heritage (SNH).

Thursday, 12 May, 2016

The South East reunion dinner was held at Eltham College on Friday 6th May.

Monday, 9 May, 2016

Blackheath and Old Elthamians Hockey Club took on Guernsey in the England Hockey National Trophy Final at Olympic Park on Sunday 1 May 2016

Thursday, 5 May, 2016

On a recent family visit to London from his home in Cleveland, Ohio, Stephen Brown (1958) took time out to invite three of his contemporaries to lunch.

Thursday, 14 April, 2016

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, whose cast includes OE Ruth Bratt (1994), has won one of the most prestigious awards in the West End.

Wednesday, 16 March, 2016

Always a very popular careers forum, the focus in March was on careers in Finance.

Wednesday, 9 March, 2016

A new careers forum was held at Eltham College on Tuesday 1st March, with the focus on roles in the Construction industry.

Wednesday, 9 March, 2016

A memorial service was held at Eltham College on Saturday 5th March for former teacher Christine Tadman.

Wednesday, 9 March, 2016

This year’s Old Elthamians’ Oxbridge Dinner was once again graciously hosted at Magdalen College, Oxford by OE Robert Douglas-Fairhurst.

Tuesday, 8 March, 2016

On Friday 26 February, the Coding Club and A level Computer Science students were visited by OE Julius Sweetland (2001) to hear about his software - Optikey.

Tuesday, 8 March, 2016

Congratulations to OE Ajay Kapur (2015) who gained his Half Blue in water polo playing for Oxford against Cambridge on 27 Feb in the 125th anniversary Varsity match.

Monday, 11 January, 2016

The 2015 Annual Fund Telephone Campaign raised £90,062 with two thirds of the money going towards Bursaries at Eltham College.  A huge thank you to everyone who supports the annual fund.

Thursday, 17 December, 2015

It is with great sadness that we record the death, unexpectedly, of Ian Beith on 5 December 2015.

Monday, 14 December, 2015

John Willis (1965) takes over from Adrian Baulf as OEA President.

Monday, 14 December, 2015

The 2015 winter reunion was held at Eltham College on Sunday 13 December, commencing with the OEA AGM held in the Old Library.  After which the touch rugby (run as a house competition) and netball tournaments commenced, along with the traditional Eltham College First XV v the recent OE leavers’ game.

Sunday, 13 December, 2015

These are the draft accounts of the OEAL

Thursday, 10 December, 2015


All OEs from the 1950s onwards will have seen some of David Siderfin’s photos of Eltham College teachers, although you may not all be aware that it was David who took them. 

Wednesday, 9 December, 2015

On Saturday 14 November, Eltham College welcomed 96 OEs and their guests for the 2015 Annual Reunion Dinner, which this year was for leavers from 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995 and 2000.

Wednesday, 9 December, 2015


Christine Tadman was born on 28th May 1937.  She attended Mexborough Grammar School in the Doncaster area and studied at Goldsmiths College, London, completing her BSc in 1959 and her PGCE in 1960. 

Tuesday, 8 December, 2015

On Monday 7 December, a group of five Sixth Form students visited Broadcasting House to meet with OE Jim Egan, CEO - BBC Global News. 

Monday, 7 December, 2015

What would I say to someone hoping to work in the arts? Don’t expect to be rich, but don’t listen to the naysayers who say you’ll never earn a living – it is simply not true.
Since graduating from Leicester University with a degree in English and History over 20 years ago, I’ve turned my childhood love of dance into a career that has taken me from the outlandish contemporary art world in London, to the De Vos Institue of Arts Management in Washington DC, sharing ideas with arts leaders from Nepal to Zimbabwe.

Tuesday, 1 December, 2015

We were particularly pleased to welcome back Russell Dellar (1987) in November for the ceremony officially appointing Oliver Deal and Harry Ridge as Head Boy and Deputy Head Boy of the Junior School

Monday, 30 November, 2015

Recently I took part in a national a cappella singing competition.  The whole event was televised and shown on BBC2.  ‘The Naked Choir’ with Gareth Malone, challenged UK based vocal groups to perform and produce music using their voices alone.

Thursday, 19 November, 2015

I could never have imagined when leaving Eltham College, that 22 years later I would be running an unmanned aerial filming and flight training centre in South Wales. Indeed when I first formed the business in 2010 while still in Bromley, there were no thoughts of moving away and certainly no thoughts of living on a hill farm!

Wednesday, 11 November, 2015


A poppy from the Tower of London installation went on permanent display in the Chapel vestibule in readiness for the 2015 Remembrance Day service.

Monday, 9 November, 2015


John Brown (1956) returned to Eltham College back in the October half-term to show his Grandchildren around the school.