In about 9 & 1/2 weeks time OB Tim Benton (2003-2010) is going to be the first ever entrant running the London Marathon on behalf of Ali's Gift, the charity set up in memory of OB Ali Beament. Please see below a brief summary of what the charity is all about:

Ali's Gift was created in Ali's memory with two aims, firstly to give small financial rewards to young CF sufferers who have shown a dedication to studying in order to recognise their hard work.
Secondly, to award personal ‘gifts' to individuals who have a passion or goal that they need help in accomplishing.
The Charity want to encourage independence and create awesome memories for the sufferers and their families. Sufferers can either apply for a gift directly or a friend, family member, teacher
As both Ali and myself were OB's, I was hoping to utilise the OBA to circulate my fundraising efforts to the wider network of OBs that knew myself and Alistair in the hope of raising as much as we can for a great cause.

If you would like to read more or get in touch with Tim, please copy and paste the link

I have just left Bancroft's and I have signed up to fundraise for Childreach International by climbing Kilimanjaro next year.
Should you wish to support me please copy and paste the donation link is
Many thanks Alex

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