Old Blundellian Club

James Bullock, OB (P 1981-86) and School Governor

James BullockBlundell's School is deeply saddened to record the sudden death of James Bullock, who has been a Governor of the School since 2009 and an OB Club Committee Member since 2012. He has been a huge supporter of Blundell's for a number of years in many different ways. This has been a shock to the whole Blundell's community and indeed the significance of this loss is difficult to quantify.

James attended Blundell's from 1981 to 1986 when he was in Petergate House, then read Law at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (Law Tripos BA Hons 1989), going on to the College of Law at Guildford (Frist Class Hons 1990). In his career, he was most recently a partner in Pinsent Mason LLP, an International Law firm, where he specialised in Contentious Tax and was the Head of the Litigation and Compliance Practice Group.

As a Governor at Blundell's, James was the Chairman of Governance Committee and on the Finance & General Purposes Committee. His wise counsel, enthusiasm and company will be much missed by the School and all who knew him.

See the release from his law firm Pinsent Masons' website here.

Funeral Service: Monday 28th September 2015 at 10.30am at the St Stanislaus Catholic Church, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9HB; followed by cremation at Taunton Crematorium. The wake will be at The Castle Hotel in Taunton. All enquiries c/o Anthony James Funeral Director, Wiveliscombe, TA4 2TB, 01984 624149.

Blundell's will be holding a memorial service for James on Friday 27th November at 11.15am in the School Chapel. All are welcome. If you would like to come, please let us know via email on devoffice@blundells.org.

The School has opened a book of condolence which will be passed to James' family. Contributions to this book can be sent to the Head's PA at the School by post or by email to head@blundells.org.

A James Bullock Memorial Fund will be established by James' family after his funeral, with the aim of providing an annual prize for students achieving good university placements. This will alternate annually between the best student from Blundell’s obtaining a place at Cambridge, and the best student from an inner city comprehensive obtaining a place at Sydney Sussex College. All donations are care of the undertakers (cheques should be made payable to ‘TFS Donation a/c’):

Anthony James FD

Tel: 01984 624149

Welcome to the OB Club website. If you have any news or other material that you would like to offer us for the site please email it to our administrator, Janet Wooff, at admin@obclub.co.uk, or use the postal address at the bottom of the page.

Objectives of the OB Club

Maintain and foster the association of Old Blundellians, bringing them together in as many ways as possible and keeping them informed of the careers of fellow Old Blundellians; also of life and development at the School.

Promote and further the interests of the School whenever possible ensuring its survival and good health, and to work for the greater good of the Blundell's community as a whole.

How to use this website

As with all webpages, this page is one of many on the OB Club website.

You can access other pages/resources on the site by using the menu bars at the top and to the left, or clicking on other underlined text (called 'links') found around the site. The menu to the left will indicate which page you are on (black chevron), whilst also providing an easy means of navigating around the site.

Some images can also be clicked upon; some to see larger versions of a photo, and others in order to access documents represented by the image.

Officers, Committee and Administrators


Martyn Grose   Judge Paul Waterworth   Jonny Ison
Martyn Grose
Judge Paul Waterworth
Jonny Ison
Hon. Treasurer


Member Email address
Mr CNC Abram cncabram@gmail.com
Miss A Blackmore absblackmore2008@hotmail.com
Mr D d'Arcy Hughes david@darcyhughes.co.uk
Mr RN Giles kilntop@btinternet.com
Mr H McDowell hcomcdowell@gmail.com
Mr R Paxton r_paxton@hotmail.co.uk
Ms E Runciman runcimanemily@hotmail.com
Mr N Soul nick.soul@outlook.com
Cdr RJ Swarbrick richardjswarbrick@yahoo.co.uk
Ms T Hardick tilly@lakesideholidays.co.uk
Miss E Blackmore
(ex-Head Girl, 2015)
Mr T O'Brien
(ex-Head Boy, 2015)

Get involved!

Your committee would welcome involvement from younger Old Blundellians. If you would like to volunteer or know someone who might be prepared to do so, or if you would just like to know more, do please contact our administrative assistant, Janet Wooff, at the Beale Centre at Blundell’s School by e-mail on admin@obclub.co.uk or telephone 01884 232010.


Paddy Armstrong   Janet Wooff
Paddy Armstrong
Hon. Secretary
Janet Wooff
Club Administrator

Contact Us

You may contact the club at any time by using the address and telephone/fax numbers at the bottom of the page. If the office is unattended there is an answerphone.

If you wish to look around the school please report to the school's Main Reception, as all visitors must sign in.

For Old Blundellians, if your personal details have changed please log onto Blundell's Reunited (the OB Database) or contact the office by phone or email.

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