Victoria OB(92-99) has won a 'highly commended' placing for poetry in this year's Bridport Prize!

Our Association are looking for architects, historians, benefactors and those in the film/cinema industry who have a knowledge of:

• Art Deco Architecture
• Building Restoration & Heritage
• Retro/Vintage Features of the 1930s
• Repertory Cinemas
• Historic Decades such as "The Roaring Twenties", "The Prohibition Era" and "The Great Depression"

If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact me via
You can be a part of these ambitious and exciting plans. Please see the attached letter.

Ramanan Muraleetharan (OB 2002-09)

If you would like to purchase a copy of Floreat the history book by Jeremy Bromfield please contact Susan Day at the OBA office on 020 8506 5714 or email

This summer Charlotte is climbing Mt Kilimanjaro for charity. She needs to raise £3,000. Half of this amount will go towards the charity dig deep, with the other half covering travel costs.

Dig deep works with rural communities in Kenya to access water and sanitation. They implement training and appropriate technologies to bring about sustainable improvements in health and education. They aspire to enable people to break the cycle of poverty and transform their own lives.

If you would like to support Charlotte, please donate by copying and pasting the following link

British Empire's sunset years seen at close quarters in new biography by OB David Worsfold (1968-1975)

• New historical biography tells of war hero's life that touched many significant moments in the closing years of the empire and both world wars
• "Fighting for the Empire" to be published in September by Sabrestorm
• Lavishly illustrated, meticulously researched, fascinating historical insight
• The story starts in 19th century Galway and takes in India, Tibet, Persia, Afghanistan Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Battle of the Atlantic, as well as family life in India, Jersey and wartime London.

It is available through bookshops, the distributor's website

Or through Amazon