Welcome to the Old Paulite Association (Europe) website

 Whilst this reflects the activities, reflections and opinions of Europe-based Old Paulites, we look forward to this being a meeting point of all Paulites, new and old, and to being a forum for exchange of memories and ideas.




We have news and pictures from Thailand, Delhi and Kolkata and recently Mumbai- keep sending it in!


We are on TWITTER @oldpaulites




PLEASE VIEW THE SECRETARY'S PAGE, where recent updates are frequently loaded including the 2018 Annual Lunch


The OPA (Europe) Newsletter (ed. Ken Pearce) IS NOW ONLINE - please view for interesting articles and bits of SPS history.

Where are we heading?? Ken Pearce writes on "The Way Forward"...

Read the minutes on the meeting on "The Way Forward" held during the Paulite Forever event here.


Read "DARING TO BE DIFFERENT" a thought-provoking view of the future

Our objectives


  1. To foster an attachment for St Paul’s School, Darjeeling and in so doing aim to contribute towards Indo-British cultural development.
  2. To foster bonds of union and friendship amongst members of the Association and those eligible for membership, in the UK, Europe, India, and worldwide.
  3. To promote co-operation and awareness of the existence of The Association in the UK and elsewhere, the Old Paulite Association in Kolkata, and the students in the school.



What we offer


In pursuance of these objectives the OPA(E) shall try to:           


  1. Encourage students of the school who may wish to pursue their studies or careers in the United Kingdom to contact the Association for possible advice and help, as necessary.
  2. Maintain close and cordial contact with The Old Paulite Association in Kolkata, encouraging members of the Association visiting India to contact the Kolkata Association to participate in their activities as appropriate.
  3. Organise suitable social, cultural, fund raising, or recreational activities for the enjoyment of members in the United Kingdom.


Who we are


The OPA (E) Committee:


David Gibbs Patron
Joe Hammond President
Ken Pearce Vice-President
John Martin Vice-President
Arshak Sarkissian Vice-President

David Medland

Hon. Secretary
Ellis Cohen Hon. Treasurer
BP Bhattacharya Committee Member
Arup Kar Committee Member
Yusuf Siddiqui Committee Member
Zarir Cama Committee Member
Naresh Kulisra Committee Member
Arindam Chaudhuri Committee Member
Monir Hussain Committee Member


Our team

How we work


The OPA(E) committee meet regularly, supported generously by BP Bhattacharya. OPA (E) members regularly visit Darjeeling and keep abreast of events, and have recently been working on strengthening links with Old Paulite associations in other countries.

School affairs


£30 PER ANNUM; renewable April 1st.


Please view the Secretary's Page for further details and updates.


The membership renewal form can be downloaded from the link below.


Renewal-Reg Form 2018.docx
Microsoft Word document [15.8 KB]