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If you would like to receive email updates about OP news and events and are not already receiving them, please send your email address to the secretary, Robert Northridge at OPU.information@gmail.com




OPU Committee 2015/16


President: Stephen Richmond
Vice President:John Graham 
Hon. Sec. Robert Northridge, 9 Coole Drive, Enniskillen, N.Ireland. BT74 6BS email: robhannort@aol.com, OPU.information@gmail.com



NEW PUBLICATION
Portora and Portorans in the Great War 1914-18

By: Robert H Northridge

This book is now available and an order form can be obtained from Robert Northridge on OPU.information@gmail.com

The cost is  £10 (13 Euros) per book, plus p&p. 
Books are also available from the School Office.

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Portora OPU Contact Details 

The secretary of the Old Portora Union is Robert Northridge 

He will be able to give you details of subscription rates. He may be contacted directly using opu.information@gmail.com.
For general contact with the school use info@portora.enniskillen.ni.sch.uk




Help Needed! 

Calling all Old Portorans, we need your help. We are creating a digital archive of school rugby team photographs. Unfortunately we seem to have a gap covering the academic years 1962/63 to 1970/71. If anyone has any photographs from this era we would be very grateful to receive a digital file of the scanned image, or if this is not possible we can scan any photographs sent to us and return them immediately. Image files should be sent to info@portora.enniskillen.ni.sch.uk

Over the years a number of Old Portorans have become "lost" and we have no contact details. We are anxious to update our address files. At the foot of this page you will find a list of those who have left Portora since 1960 and for whom we have no contact details. Some will unfortunately have died, however if if you or someone you know is included we would be grateful for any information you can give. We may be contacted by any of the methods described on this website. 




Old Portora Masonic Lodge 

A record of the Old Portora Masonic Lodge has been prepared. For details click here.




Old Portoran Follows in Father's Footsteps

In July this year Stuart Gilfillan (1991 - 1997) was awarded his PhD at Manchester University. After leaving Portora he went on to Glasgow University where he gained his BSc and then to Manchester for research leading to a PhD. He has now returned to Scotland where he is a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. His PhD seems to be part of a family tradition. Many of you will remember his father Dr Matt Gilfillan Head of  Science and Head of Chemistry at Portora. In case your memory is playing any of those tricks on you the censors have allowed the following picture to be published to jog your memory. 

 Drs Gilfillan July 2006.jpg

The Doctors Gilfillan, Stuart and Matt

To read more about Stuart and his research interests click here.




CJM Getty 

CJM Getty, M.A.,F.R.C.S. (Eng), F.R.C.S. (Ed), who was at Portora during the period 1958 to 1965  has taken up this summer (2006) his elected position as President of the European Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, he will hold this position for two years. In September of this year (2006) he will also become Presdent of the British Orthopaedic Association.




Elephant Polo 

Interested in Polo or in Elephants? Then click here.




Stuart Gilfillan's Research 

Old Portoran Stuart Gilfillan (1991 - 1997) researches Green House Gasses and Global Warming. Click here to read more.