Magazines & Chronicles


Rendcomb College Magazines and Chronicles from 1925 to1982

Most Rendcomb College Magazines, also known as the Rendcomb College Chronicle in earlier times, are available below.
Since 1983, the Magazine has been known as The Rendcombian. Click on the date and the Magazine Pdf document will open in a new tab.
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Rendcomb College Magazines and Chronicles Archive

Rendcomb College Magazines and Chronicles are saved here in The Old Rendcombian website archive.

Rendcomb College Magazine May 1982

Rendcomb College Magazine September 1981
Rendcomb College Magazine May 1981

Rendcomb College Magazine September 1980
Rendcomb College Magazine May1980

Rendcomb College Magazine September 1979
Rendcomb College Magazine May 1979

Rendcomb College Magazine September 1978
Rendcomb College Magazine May 1978

Rendcomb College Magazine September 1977
Rendcomb College Magazine May 1977

Rendcomb College Magazine September 1976
Rendcomb College Magazine May 1976

Rendcomb College Magazine September 1975
Rendcomb College Magazine May 1975

Rendcomb College Magazine September 1974
Rendcomb College Magazine April 1974

Rendcomb College Magazine September 1973
Rendcomb College Magazine April 1973

Rendcomb College Magazine September 1972
Rendcomb College Magazine April 1972

Rendcomb College Magazine August 1971
Rendcomb College Magazine April 1971

Rendcomb College Magazine August 1970
Rendcomb College Magazine April 1970

Rendcomb College Magazine December 1969 (Rendcombe poem of historical significance)
Rendcomb College Magazine April 1969

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1968 (Language Lab, Lord Shawcross Speech, Exhibitions, New Study Block, Snowdonia walking)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1968
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine March 1968 (Obituary J. Tooze, Play – Luther)

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1967

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1967 (DN Griffiths Rector to replace JP Hart)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine March 1967 (Play – Becket)

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1966
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine March 1966

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1965
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine March 1965

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1964 (JH Simpson memorial Lectern, Kitchen extension, Motor Club)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1964 (Obituary: PS. Harris, Fete and Exhibitions)

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1963 (Obituary: DC. Terrett, Swimming Gala, Exhibition)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1963 (Water supply following Winter freeze, Play – Tiger at the Gates, Gift of Billiards Table)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine March 1963 (Dr FG Gladstone Retirement letter)

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1962 (111 boys in school, HM House completed, Motor Club receives 1939 Model 8, Play – The Lark)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1962 (JC James interregnum , New Classrooms)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine March 1962 (WJD White joins Staff)

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1961 (Swimming Pool, Welcome AOH Quick, JH Simpson memorial prints)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1961
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine March 1961 (Profile new Headmaster AOH Quick)

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1960 (DW Lee-Browne Obituary)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1960 (Recast of College Bell)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine March 1960 (1959 Drought, Water pumping, Estate History)

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1959 (Books by ORs, Refurbishments)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1959 (JH Simpson Obituary)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine March 1959 (Illness of the HM and JC James commencement as interim head master)

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1958 (New Changing Rooms, Founder’s Day Play, Modernisation of Labs)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1958 (Obituary Mrs JH Simpson March 1958)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine March 1958 (New changing rooms. Tree management in the Park)

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1957 (Obituary JA van Coillie, Library refurnishing, Commemoration Day, New pianos).
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1957 (Industrial fund for the advancement of scientific education in schools. College Exhibition)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine March 1957 (Obituary Lord Dulverton, Fatal accident on Rendcomb Hill)

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1956 (Obituaries EB Smith and JFS Meiklejohn, Founder’s Day guest speaker Marquess of Exeter)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1956 (Rendcomb Water Supply, Jazz Concert, Film – Jacques Cousteau, Replacement of School bell by Dr Gladstone, Exhibitions)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine March 1956 (Rendcomb drought, Dining Room extension, St Peter’s Church, Play – Twelfth Night, First 45rpm record purchase)

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1955 (Induction of Revd VSM Wheeler, Report of inclement weather in May, Laboratory decoration, College bell-ringing, Cycle Tag, Badger watching)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1955 (Obituary of Philip Mew, Exhibition, Plays and Lectures, Film Martin Lither, Lodges Races records stated, Natural History, Leeches, Lake vegetation – some history)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine March 1955 (New Clock in Clock Hall, D de G Sells joins Staff, Dining Hall extension, New Church Organ, Outings – Much Ado, Richard II, Natural History-Owl Pellets, Bird sightings, Myxomatosis disease report)

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1954 (New organ installation in St Peter’s Church, Weather affected many Sports fixtures, Epidemic, Natural History Supplement)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1954 (Severe frost and frozen lake, Play: Charley’s Aunt, Outings: The Shoemaker’s Holiday, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Quayle, McKern), Concert: Mozart, Grieg, Dr Gladstone lecture: The Grand Fleet, Natural History Supplement)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine March 1954 (Christmas Party and Taxi model, 200th QP Concert, Play Henry V)

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1953 (Replacement of College Stairs and redecoration, Founder’s Day Guest of Honour Lord Freyberg VC, BBC choir recording, Outdoor Play: The Mock Doctor, Visits: Cheltenham Festival, King Lear, Merchant of Venice)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1953 (Obituaries: HFN Inge Rector, RND Wilson Schoolmaster, Gift of 10 Rugger posts from Mr D Wills, Visit to Sadlers Wells, Hockey Report)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine March 1953 (Extension of the park area games field, Play-Ambrose Applejohn’s Adventure, Visit to Cheltenham Festival, Sports reports)

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1952 (Exceptional Honours year, Founders’ Day Guest of Honour – Rt Hon WS Morrison Speaker of the House of Commons, Visits – Cheltenham Festival, Theatre – As you Like It and Volpone at Stratford, Sports Reports)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1952 (Record of the death of King George VI and proclamation of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Lodges Race Senior record: de Payer 13m 7secs, Theatre trips to Stratford -The Tempest and Bristol – Two gentlemen of Verona, Cheltenham Festival, Concert and Sports Reports)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine March 1952 (Mr C Swaine takes over Biology, Visit to the University Observatory Oxford, Stratford – Henry V, Football report)

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1951 (Founders’ Day guest speaker Sir Robert J Sinclair, proposed change from Association Football to Rugby Football, New field open, Change to regulation clothing and academic schedule, School War memorial, Expeditions – Stratford Henry IV Part I and Part II, Cheltenham Festival, Ram Gopal and his Indian Ballet, Cricket – Play now on 3 pitches)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1951 (Outings – City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Mozart, Richard II at Stratford, Lecture by Sir Harold Spencer Jones Astronomer Royal – Is there Life on other Worlds?, Puppet Players – What Next?)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine March 1951 (Outings – Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, Play – See How they Run, Hundredth QP Concert, Puppets presented by Mrs H Molineaux)

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1950 (Founders’ Day guest of honour Lord Oaksey (Justice Lawrence), Stable Block temporary Chemistry Lab created, Plays: Men in Shadow, Agamemnon of Aeschylus, Trip to Rothamsted, Sports Fixtures)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1950 (Edition dedicated to HU Molineaux, Building redecorations, Interim Teaching staff, Magazine officially named The Chronicle, Plays: Thread o’Scarlett, A Boy comes Home, The Man born to be Hanged, The Poacher, Puppet Show: The Invisible Duke, Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust visit, Lodges Race, Reconstruction of the College Playing Field)
Rendcomb College Magazine February 1950 (College building works and decoration, Note of invitation to dinner by Sir Francis and Lady Goldsmid, Saul statue transportation, Trip to Ballet – Sleeping Beauty, Night sky, Games, Entertainments and the Christmas Party)

Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine December 1949 (Laboratory Exhibition, Accounts of Agricultural Camp, Badger Watching, Canoeing Trip on the Thames, First Days in the Army, Entertainments and Theatre trip, Cricket and Athletics, Games field extension)
Rendcomb College Chronicle Magazine July 1949 (Work on new Games Field restarted, Honours Mr J. B. Fell awarded MBE, Plays: Agony Column, Rising of the Moon, Dear Departed, Perfect Alibi, Reports: Ten Days in Paris, The Library, Allotments, Stoneville, Deer in Withington Woods, Sports Reports: Hockey and Running)
Rendcomb College Magazine February 1949 (Part Grandsire Bells rung in honour of birth of Prince Charles, Outings to Bertram Mills’ Circus, Dinners in London and Cambridge, Demonstration of Theremin instrument, Natural History Badger report)

Rendcomb College Magazine December 1948
Rendcomb College Magazine July 1948 (Extension of the Games field, a Gift from Mrs H. Sinclair)
Rendcomb College Magazine February 1948

Rendcomb College Magazine December 1947 (Death of JWB Whall killed in Egypt in April 1947)
Rendcomb College Magazine July 1947 (Death of FWT James, Long freeze of 7 weeks)
Rendcomb College Magazine March 1947 (In Memoriam to those who fell in WWII, Roll of Honour, Captain EJ James Miller awarded Military Cross)

Rendcomb College Magazine December 1946 (Victory celebrations, Letter from Australia)
Rendcomb College Magazine July 1946 (JB Fell returns, HDH Wills appointed governor)
Rendcomb College Magazine March 1946 (Roll of Honour RM Ingleton, Post-War changes)

Rendcomb College Magazine December 1945 (Summer 1945, end of War in Europe, Roll of Honour W. Allan Wyon killed while serving in the Friends Ambulance Service)
Link to more information on the Friends Ambulance Service here.

Rendcomb College Magazine July 1945 (T.D. Wright Killed in Action March 1945 / P.J. Dyke awarded Croix de Guerre (with palms) for gallantry in France).
Rendcomb College Magazine February 1945 (RG Daubeny awarded OBE / Revival of Bell ringing at St Peter’s Church).

Rendcomb College Magazine October 1944 (Roll of Honour / A collier’s letter)
Rendcomb College Magazine June 1944 (Distinctions DD Haig DFC with Bar, HWT Bates DFC, VD Page DFC)
Rendcomb College Magazine February 1944 (Captain Michael Wills missing KIA / Potato Harvest)

Rendcomb College Magazine October 1943 (Roll of Honour)
Rendcomb College Magazine June 1943 (Roll of Honour / Funeral of Canon Henry Sewell 1847-1943)
Rendcomb College Magazine February 1943 (Distinctions: Walter Burns DFM, Robert Hutton DFM )

Rendcomb College Magazine October 1942 (Roll of Honour: Flying Officer GK Noble missing 12 Jan 1941 (OR 1928-32), Pilot Officer JG Young Missing Sept 1942, Letter from DW Lee-Browne, Marriage of Mrs Noel Wills to HM Sinclair.)
Rendcomb College Magazine July 1942 (War conditions, Debating Society motions.)
Rendcomb College Magazine February 1942 (Roll of Honour: L/Bdr A.R. Curtis KIA. Distinctions: D.D. Haig DFC, B.J. Brooks DFM. Seventy six O.R.’s and six staff in H.M. Forces. )

Rendcomb College Magazine October 1941 (DFC awarded to Flight-Lieutenant D.D. Haig RAF, B.J. Brookes DFM promoted to Flight-Sergeant, Potato planting.)
Rendcomb College Magazine June 1941 (Wartime austerity, Delayed Term start due to Kitchen staff shortage, Sir Frances Hyett)
Rendcomb College Magazine February 1941 (War activities, Training, Trench digging, Call ups and Teaching post changes)

Rendcomb College Magazine October 1940 (WWII austerity measures and plans).
Rendcomb College Magazine June 1940 (A great overnight January freeze, Many OR’s in the Forces in particular the RAF).
Rendcomb College Magazine February 1940 (Measures at start of WW2, Food production.)

Rendcomb College Magazine October 1939 (Canoe Regatta, Plea for OR’s to keep in touch)
Rendcomb College Magazine June 1939 (Account of damaged boat adrift in the English Channel, College refurbishments)
Rendcomb College Magazine February 1939 (Bell ringing. Visit to France, Chambord and St Malo.)

Rendcomb College Magazine October 1938 (Founders’ Day: Canon Sewell, DW Lee-Browne HM Report, Vacation trips to France, Hitch-hiking to Glasgow).
Rendcomb College Magazine June 1938 (Letter from Rhodesia, New dispensary on 1st Floor, College alterations, Hymn requests).
Rendcomb College Magazine February 1938

Rendcomb College Magazine June 1937
Rendcomb College Magazine February 1937

Rendcomb College Magazine October 1936

Rendcomb College Magazine December 1935 (Covers the period of Michaelmas 1935 and Lent Term 1936. Lectures – Photographer to the first Everest expedition and Young Germany, Reports on four plays, Chinese Exhibition visit, Athletics).
Rendcomb College Magazine May 1936 (Covers the period of Lent and Summer Terms 1935. Birth of Hermione to HM and Mrs Lee-Browne).
Rendcomb College Magazine published May 1936 (Covers Lent term 1934 to Summer term 1935 incl. Mains Electricity arrives with National Grid connection, Lab modernisation, Founder’s Day speaker Admiral of the Fleet Earl Jellicoe, Rendcomb College unique in England having field athletics on the timetable).

Rendcomb College Magazine January 1934

Rendcomb College Magazine September 1933 (Kitchen refurbishment, Founders Day address by Lord Dunmore, Play – Maypole Morning)
Rendcomb College Magazine May 1933 (Old Rectory opened, Old Rendcombian Society formed 14 May 1933, JH & Mrs Simpson leave Rendcomb, Mr Simpson’s sermon)

Rendcomb College Magazine May 1932 (JH Simpson resignation, Lee-Browne HM, Articles-Benedictine Monastery and Working in Malaya)
Rendcomb College Magazine February 1932 (In Memoriam – Major Dawson, Boys in College 64, Article: Ordnance Survey Maps)

Rendcomb College Magazine October 1931 (JC James joins staff, new science laboratory, Boys in College 66)

Rendcomb College Magazine May 1931 (Article on impressions of Zul in N Nigeria, Visit to Home of St Francis Evershot, Annual Sports with Burford Grammar, Article on Grain Storage and practice)
Rendcomb College Magazine January 1931 (Plea for the Railway, Saul’s Hall, Account of Teaching and Life in a London elementary School from 1928)

Rendcomb College Magazine May 1930 (Short items in Iraq and Rural England, Form V play in French).
Rendcomb College Magazine January 1930 (Lectures, Vacation work in Switzerland).

Rendcomb College Magazine September 1929 (Dining Room with new oak paneling, Article on Rendcomb past).

Rendcomb College Magazine September1928 (William John Soles In Memoriam Died 28-6-1928, Donation of Photograph of the Founder, Lawn Tennis, Life in a Modern University)
Rendcomb College Magazine January 1928 (Noel Wills In Memoriam, Lectures, The Library)

Rendcomb College Magazine May 1927 (Brief Survey of the Parish of Rendcomb, land and water supply).
Rendcomb College Magazine January 1927

Rendcomb College Magazine September 1926 (Birth of Jennifer Ann Simpson 25 May 1926, Churn swimming, Noel Wills – Speech Day,(College opened 1920 with 12 boys, (1926 – 57 boys soon 60, In Memoriam Eric H. Jones).
Rendcomb College Magazine January 1926 (Description of the glass of St Peter’s Church Rendcomb).

Rendcomb College Magazine September 1925 (Description of the architecture of St Peter’s Church Rendcomb, Play and Parents’ Day).
Rendcomb College Magazine May 1925 (Description of the origin of St Peter’s Church Rendcomb).

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