When boys leave Bedford School and turn 18, they automatically become members of the Old Bedfordians Club, the entrance fee having been met by parents as part of their school fees.
There is also an additional level of membership, called Eagle Supporter (formerly Subscribing Member), which offers a number of benefits to its members. The annual fee of only £25 is very important to the Club and the contributions help to fund new services and events for the OB Club and its members.
The benefits of being an Eagle Supporter are:
- The Ousel: Our main publication of the year, the Ousel, is sent to Eagle Supporters only. To give you a flavour of the articles, photographs and news in the magazine, we have made a snippet of the 2013 issue available click here to read it.
- Discounts: Eagle Supporters also receive discounts to some key Club events such as the Annual Dinner (in 2018 there was a £15 discount) and the At Home lunch.
- Archives: Eagle Supporters also have unlimited access to the Bedford School Heritage website, which contains searchable digitised copies of the Ousel going back to 1876 and other publications including the OB Review, Roll of Honour and other school magazines. If you are an existing Eagle Supporter, claim your login by visiting the Heritage website. Read about how to use the website here.
To become an Eagle Supporter you will need to set up a Direct Debit. You can do this on line as follows;
*If you prefer to complete a Direct Debit form please print and fill in the Direct Debit form, and return to us at OB Club, Bedford School, De Parys Avenue, Bedford MK40 2TU, along with a cheque for £25 for this current year’s subscription, made payable to The Old Bedfordians Club. Thank you.
If you only have a foreign bank account and pay your subscription annually online, please pay here.
(Please email the OB Club for further information for foreign residents about paying annually).