St Edward's School, Oxford

St Edward's School, Woodstock Road, Summertown, Oxford was founded in 1863 by the Reverend Thomas Chamberlain and moved to its present location in 1873. The photograph above is of the Quad looking SE with the Woodstock Road on the right hand side. It is Gaudy Day 1904 (celebrating the laying of the foundation stone of the Chapel). Note the old lady in a bath chair on the right, the gentlemen wearing their top hats, the masters wearing their mortar boards and the pupils their boaters.

Tuke's Set boats

In 1907 St Edward's School was split into Sets not Houses

1st IV
Standing
  Hugh Douglas Robinson
  John Howard Richard Freeborn
Sitting
  Robert Bryan Culbertson
  Lionel Henry Churcher
  Cox - Thomas Ellarmes Withington

Roll No.

1006
 952

1081
1162?
1218

2nd IV
Standing
  Charles Herbert Jenner
  James Edawrd May Robertson
Sitting
  John Rawdon Dashwood
  Harold Richard Peel
  Cox - William Robert Alexander Wareing

Roll No.

1158
1262?

1142
 984
1217

  • 1901 Cricket XI St Edward's School, Oxford
    1901 Cricket XI St Edward's School, Oxford
    JMS Culbertson sitting cross-legged on ground on left.
    N.B. JMSC was born with part of his left arm missing.
  • 1901 1st XI Cricket  team shield, St Edward's School, Oxford
    1901 1st XI Cricket team shield, St Edward's School, Oxford
    John Murray Schütz Culbertson
  • 1904 Gaudy Day at St Edwards' School, Oxford
    1904 Gaudy Day at St Edwards' School, Oxford
    Looking SE across The Quad - note the old lady on the right in a Bath chair, gentlemen in top hats and mortar boards and the students in boaters.
    (Gaudy Day = Anniversary of the Consecration of the Chapel on 5 June 1877)
  • 1906 1st Coxed Rowing IV, St Edwards' School, Oxford
    1906 1st Coxed Rowing IV, St Edwards' School, Oxford
    Robert Bryan Culbertson standing on right
  • 1905-07 XV rugby & IV rowing shields
    1905-07 XV rugby & IV rowing shields
    Robert Bryan Culbertson
  • 1907 Tuke's Boats
    1907 Tuke's Boats
    At this time the school was split into Sets named after their Set master. These sets later became Houses. B Set master was Mr Tuke (later became Sings House). Tuke was an organist. He was also a good rowing coach.
    Robert Bryan Culbertson is sitting on a chair on left (1st IV)
  • 1939 1st XV Rugby St Edward's School, Oxford
    1939 1st XV Rugby St Edward's School, Oxford
    John Murray Culbertson (standing left), Geoff Palau (sitting 2nd from right front row), A K Butterworth (Capt with ball).
    Other names - H W Gammon, E I IL Mostyn, D H Y Dawson, C T Cooke, B I R Davidson, J C M McMichael, D G Worcester, R George, A G Langdon, M W Henderson, M S Bradford-Martin, R H Slemeck.
  • 1939 & 1940 1st XV Rugby team shields, St Edwards' School, Oxford.
    1939 & 1940 1st XV Rugby team shields, St Edwards' School, Oxford.
    John Murray Culbertson (my father) on both teams
  • 1941 - The old Field House of St Edward's School, Oxford.
    1941 - The old Field House of St Edward's School, Oxford.
    Now Field House & Mulbery Court off Field House Drive OX2 7PE (2020)
  • 1941 - Gymnastics team St Edwards' School, Oxford
    1941 - Gymnastics team St Edwards' School, Oxford
    John Murray Culbertson centre front row.
  • 1941 - Gymnastics team performing in The Quad, St Edward's School, Oxford
    1941 - Gymnastics team performing in The Quad, St Edward's School, Oxford
    Looking NE towards the Chapel
  • 1941 - Gymnastics team performing in The Quad, St Edward's School, Oxford
    1941 - Gymnastics team performing in The Quad, St Edward's School, Oxford
    Looking SE towards Mac's House
  • 1941 - Gymnastics team performing in The Quad, St Edward's School, Oxford
    1941 - Gymnastics team performing in The Quad, St Edward's School, Oxford
    Looking E towards Big School
  • 1941 - Gymnastics team performing in The Quad, St Edward's School, Oxford
    1941 - Gymnastics team performing in The Quad, St Edward's School, Oxford
    Looking NE towards the Chapel
  • 1941 - Gymnastics team performing in The Quad, St Edward's School, Oxford
    1941 - Gymnastics team performing in The Quad, St Edward's School, Oxford
    Looking E towards Big School
  • 1941 - Gymnastics team performing in The Quad, St Edward's School, Oxford
    1941 - Gymnastics team performing in The Quad, St Edward's School, Oxford
    Looking E towards Big School
  • 1941 - Coxed IV crew - probably Field House crew.
    1941 - Coxed IV crew - probably Field House crew.
    John Murray Culbertson (2nd from right)
  • 1945 - St Edward's School OSE Dinner (Old St Edwards')
    1945 - St Edward's School OSE Dinner (Old St Edwards')
    Probably at the Randolph Hotel, Beaumont Street, Oxford
  • 1969 1st VIII rowing crew- St Edward's School, Oxford
    1969 1st VIII rowing crew- St Edward's School, Oxford
    Displaying Junior Penant from Putney Head of the River & cups from Bedford, Reading & Thames Ditton Regattas.
  • 1969 & 1970 1st VIII rowing crew shields, St Edwards' School, Oxford
    1969 & 1970 1st VIII rowing crew shields, St Edwards' School, Oxford
    All sports shields used to be displayed on the walls of the dining hall
  • 06 Jun 1969 Geoffrey M J Culbertson in 1st VIII uniform at St Edwards' School, Oxford
    06 Jun 1969 Geoffrey M J Culbertson in 1st VIII uniform at St Edwards' School, Oxford
    Gaudy Day in The Quad at St Edward's School, Oxford