Robert Bogdan’s many former colleagues, pupils and friends came together on 22 and 23 September to commemorate him in fitting style.
Variously known as Robert, Bob, Robbie, RAB, or Bogdan, he was a much-loved Charterhouse Geography beak, hockey coach and House tutor for forty years and the Charterhouse community was shocked and saddened by his sudden death on 22 March this year.
The memorial weekend began with a Ceilidh in Hall on Friday 22 September, Robert’s birthday. The Charterhouse St Andrew’s Ball was established by him and so it was appropriate that OCs and colleagues, who have enjoyed this event over many years, came together to dance the night away in his honour, accompanied by the ever-faithful George Buchanan Scottish Dance Band.
A well-attended service of thanksgiving in Memorial Chapel on the morning of Saturday 23 included tributes from family friend, George Wrigley, colleague, Bob Noble (BH77-14), and friend and neighbour, Mark Worsley. It was delightful to see so many friends reunited and reminiscing in true Bogdan style, both in the sunshine before the service and in Hall afterwards. This was followed by an afternoon friendly hockey match organised by Bob Noble.
The final event of the day was a black-tie dinner at the Cavalry & Guards Club, London, at which friends of Robert’s from across his many passions came together in celebration of a life well lived.