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    • Kimbolton welcomes Sam Venn as the new Director of Development

      Published 14/11/23

      I’m delighted to have joined Kimbolton as Development Director.  It’s clearly an exciting time to be joining the school, and I am very much looking forward to getting to know many of you over the coming months.    My role
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    • Welcome from Will Chuter

      Published 14/11/23

      Dear Old Kimboltonians,    Now that the first key moment of the term is out of the way (the Ladies‘ OK hockey vs the School!), I wanted to write to introduce myself formally. My family’s arrival seems to have been a long time
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    • Passing of Marian Donaldson

      Published 13/05/22

      It is with sadness that we inform you of the death of Mrs Marian Donaldson, wife of Dr David Donaldson (Headmaster 1973-87).  

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    • Dr David Donaldson - Former Headmaster 1973-1987

      Published 28/02/22

      It is with great sadness that we announce the recent death of Dr David Donaldson.

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    • Tom Huggins (OK 01) named as retrospective Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year

      Published 30/04/21

      Tom Huggins (OK01) joins a distinguished list of recipients including Peter May, Colin Cowdrey, Mike Atherton and Alastair Cook.

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    • Keith Brooks - Former Staff 1962 - 1988

      Published 23/03/21

      The OKA are saddened to report that former member of staff, Keith Brooks, passed away on 28th February after a short illness with Covid-19.

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    • OKs named in Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

      Published 06/11/20

      We are delighted to see the names of two Old Kimboltonians in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020 in recognition of their contribution during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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    • Andre Beeson (1936 - 2020), Former Staff

      Published 17/06/20

      Former member of staff, Andre Beeson, sadly passed away on 13 June 2020, following complications from pre-existing ailments.

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    • Headmaster's Assembly

      Published 16/06/20

      Throughout the lockdown the Headmaster has delivered his Senior School Monday morning assemblies virtually.  OKs may be interested in reading this week's assembly which addressed recent events in the news regarding the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the Black Lives Matter movement.  The assembly was led by some thought-provoking words from the Head Girl.  

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    • OK singled out in daily Downing Street coronavirus update

      Published 24/04/20

      An Old Kimboltonian was singled out in the daily Downing Street press conference on 22nd April.  Gen Sir Nick Carter, Chief of the Defence Staff, outlined how the work of the Armed Forces was helping in the fight against Covid-19 and made specific mention of the work of Major Eb Mukhtar, who left Kimbolton School in 1999.

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    • Headmaster's End of Term Letter

      Published 27/03/20

      We hope that all Old Kimboltonians are keeping well and safe in these unprecedented times.  To keep former pupils updated, the Headmaster's End of Term Letter has been published for OKs to read.

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    • Jim Townley - Former Staff 1961-1991

      Published 25/06/19

      The OKA are saddened to report that former member of staff, Jim Townley, passed away on 14th June 2019 after a long illness.

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    • Peter Guthrie Memorial Concert

      Published 06/09/18

      Former member of staff, Peter Guthrie, sadly passed away earlier this year aged 92.  On Sunday 23rd September a saxophone concert will be held at 3pm in St Andrew's Church, Kimbolton Road, Bedford, to pay tribute to Peter who was a well-respected musician and teacher.

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    • OK Heading for Rio 2016!

      Published 09/03/16

      Congratulations to Ben Saxton (OK 2008) who has been called-up for Team GB for the Olympic Games this summer.

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    • Geoff Coles Memorial Fund Launched

      Published 10/11/15

      We are delighted to announce that the OKA have launched a memorial fund in the memory of former member of staff, Geoff Coles, who sadly passed away in March.

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    • OK Hockey Team Hold School to a Draw

      Published 09/09/15

      After a narrow defeat in 2014, the OK Ladies Hockey team played hard in the annual match against the School 1st XI on Sunday 6 September which ended in a well-deserved draw.

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    • Geoff Coles (Staff 1958 - 1994)

      Published 16/03/15

      The OKA are saddened to report that Geoff Coles, former Staff and Kim House Housemaster, passed away on Friday 13th March.

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    • OK Men's Hockey Team Unlucky Not to Secure a Victory

      Published 12/02/15

      In an eventful match against the School 1st XI in January, the OK Men's Hockey team were deprived of a win when the School scored in the last few minutes of the game.

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