Niall Creed (70-79) treated our sixth form students to a fascinating lecture exploring ‘Bedford School in World War II’, as part of the Upper Sixth Lecture Programme. 

We always greatly welcome any OBs with a particular subject interest to take part in this scheme and are especially grateful to Niall who has been regularly returning to the School to give historical lectures for some time. Having been researching local links to Bletchley Park as a volunteer at the Park’s Oral History/ Roll of Honour project, Niall first gave a talk on World War II to Dame Alice Junior School, whilst his daughter, Darragh, attended the school. Greatly enjoyed by the girl’s School.  Soon after he asked by Andrew Grimshaw if share his knowledge with the boys at Bedford School, and was delighted to oblige us.

Drawing on a wealth of material both in the local press and in the Ousel, Niall has put together a lecture focusing on the relationship between WW2 and the School. The subject is very interesting as although OBs had a ‘good war’, they also had an expensive one, suffering twice the national average of fatalities statistically.

If you would like to return to the School to give a talk to the boys, please email the OB Club Office on obclub@bedfordschool.org.uk we would be most pleased to help arrange this for you.

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