Share your memories of Christmas at The Crypt!

Share your memories of Christmas at The Crypt! 

The school is taking part in #SocialAdvent this year with different challenges each day.

One of the challenges is:  ‘Involve your alumni to share their Christmas memories on Facebook & Twitter’.

Old Cryptians are invited to send in videos/picture/quotes of their memories of Christmas at The Crypt.

The post will go live on Monday 14 December. Please send your videos / pictures / memories to: president@oldcryptians.org.

Share your memories of Christmas at The Crypt School #SocialAdvent Click To Tweet

 

John Allison MRPharmS (1946 – 53)


We are saddened to learn of the passing in October 2020 of John Allison MRPharmS who was at the Crypt School 1946-53.
John was a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and practised for many
years in the Linden district of Gloucester.


Thanks to Dr. Graham Russell for passing the news on to us.

John Allison former Cryptian (1946-53) and pharmacist in Linden, Gloucester. Click To Tweet

 

Peter Power MbChB (1942-49)


We are saddened to learn of the passing of Old Cryptian Peter Power who was at the Crypt School from 1942-1949 before studying medicine at Bristol University Medical School with fellow Cryptians Alec Horton, Graham Russell & Bryan Green.  He was for a time in General Medical Practice in Gloucester.

He made 135 appearances for the Old Cryptian Rugby Club from 1951-1971.


Thanks to Dr. Graham Russell for passing the news on to us.

Peter Power MbChb former Cryptian (1942-49) and OCRFC (1951-71) Click To Tweet

Take part in Gloucester’s very first VIRTUAL Santa Fun Run and help a very worthwhile charity.

Take part in Gloucester's very first VIRTUAL Santa Fun Run in aid of the James Hopkins Trust Click To TweetRun, Walk, Stroll or Jog a 5 kilometre course:

The plan was to do the fun run on Saturday 5th December 2020 in the city but obviously due to COVID19 we cannot in all honesty have the fun run and promise to keep everyone safe and lets face it we wouldn’t be doing our job if we weren’t keeping everyone safe.
So this year in line with other runs we have decided to have a virtual fun run; so welcome to the first ever Virtual Glos Santa Fun Run!

The aim is for people to sign up and donate their money to the charity and then choose when and where they do their fun run; all we ask is that you obey the current regulations regarding COVID 19 and respect other people whilst doing the run.

Read more…

Dr. Steve Ward – BLACK PERFORMERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY CIRCUS

Dr. Steve Ward (’63-’70) has published a short article “Black Performers of the 19th Century Circus” for Black History Month and as a precursor to his next book Artistes of Colour; Ethnic Diversity and Representation in the Victorian Circus will be published by the Modern Vaudeville Press in February 2021. Check out  www.modernvaudevillepress.com for further details nearer release date.

Doctor Steve Ward is a social historian and has written several books on aspects of the social and cultural history of the circus.

OCC Committee meeting online

The committee once again met online for the latest meeting on October 13th.  We were pleased to include the current head boy and head girl to the meeting and enjoyed their reports from the school.

A wide range of topics was discussed, the minutes of which are available here.

 

The Cryptian 2019/20

The latest edition of The Cryptian magazine has been published as an online only magazine and is available to all members and non-members.

This edition is available for download as well as the online presentation but we felt that the logistical and administration burden of sending physical copies to members was too much given the huge additional workload that school office is under during this pandemic period.

We hope you enjoy reading as much as we have enjoyed collating and creating.

The Cryptian 2019/20

We welcome your thoughts about the magazine content and are already collecting articles for next years, hopefully Covid-free edition – please comment here or by email to the President.

 

The School Autumn Concert

The school will be showcasing the musical talents of many of the current pupils in the annual Autumn concert.

This will be available from 19:30 on Wednesday October 21st on YouTube.

 

 

The Crypt School 2020 A Level Results

Our Year 13 students, whose opportunity to sit their A Level exams in May was abruptly, if understandably cancelled due to Covid-19, should be rightly proud this morning that their tremendous work and effort, over almost two years of study, has been recognised with a very strong set of A Level results.  67% of the grades awarded were the top A*-B grades, with 90% of grades at the A*-C level.  The students should be very proud of their achievements and can now look forward to progressing onto their chosen destinations to start the next phase of their lives.

Teachers and other staff at The Crypt, worked tremendously hard to help support the students over their two years of Advanced Level study, as well as through the difficult period following the closure of all schools on the 20th of March.

NC Dyer – Headmaster

The committee offer their heartiest congratulations to all students, teachers and staff on behalf of all OCC members.

 

J I Packer – 1926 – 2020 (1937-1944)

J I Packer was a pupil of the School from 1937-44 before going up to Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 1944.

He was a celebrated evangelical theologian and writer in the low-church Anglican and Calvinist traditions. He was considered one of the most influential evangelicals in North America, known for his best-selling book, Knowing God, written in 1973, as well as his work as an editor for the English Standard Version of the Bible. He was one of the high-profile signers on the 1978 Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, a member on the advisory board of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and also was involved in the ecumenical book Evangelicals and Catholics Together in 1994. His last teaching position was as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, in which he served from 1996 until his retirement in 2016, due to failing eyesight.

There are many obituaries to  J I Packer on line, including this from the Gospel Coalition