SVPPA St. Vincent’s past pupils association Podcast

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Tuesday Mar 30, 2021

It is with great pleasure that we have this short podcat of Ian Beverley talking at our recent SVOPA AGM.  
Ian talks about his radio work on Ultimate Radio UK and how what he is doing now started when he was at St Vincent's.  
You can tune into Ultimate Radio UK by asking your smart speaker to play Ultimate Radio UK or go to the website 
We hope you enjoy this episode and don't forget you can listen to all our older Episode on your podcast catcher of choice or at 
Please contact SVOPA 
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Sunday Nov 25, 2018

Welcome to Episode 41 of the SVOPA Podcast.  
This time is a little different as Jane and Michael bring you the Memorial service held at school by the SVOPA on the 10th of November 2018, for former staff and past pupils 
We apologise for the recording quality, however, we hope that you do get a sense of the service at the school.  
We are aware that when we read the names out of former staff and past pupils we will not have mentioned everyone.  We will continue to add these people to our remembrance book which is in the chapel at school. 

SVOPA EP 40 September 2018

Monday Sep 03, 2018

Monday Sep 03, 2018

Hi everyone, and welcome to the September 2018 podcast.  
Jo is back with me this time to bring everything together. she also gives us an update on where VI Talk is now 
This month we have an interview with Heidi who a number of us will remember who is now a singer we get to hear one of her songs and find out more about her time at school and since.  
Paul Laing joins gives a report on this year's successful reunion held on the 16th June at the school. 
Danielle joins us again as she tells us about the Prize giving and school sports day.  She also tells us what she has been up to since we last spoke 
We also speak to Gena Heyden who is currently the music teacher at the school and she tells us about the project "Shine like a diamond" and how we can get involved. along with information about herself.  
Please get in touch for future podcasts or follow us on Facebook and Twitter by searching SVOPA
You can email or check out all the other podcasts at
So until next time 

SVOPA EP 39 January 2018

Saturday Jan 20, 2018

Saturday Jan 20, 2018

We are back again with a quick episode with some updates and information. our next one will be the main newsletter CD for the year so we would love to hear from here before then on anything you have to say 
On here we have audio from Last Mays London meetup with Shaun and Paul doing our famous 2-minute challenge.  We want you to try and talk for 2 minutes about school or yourself. 
We have a video which school have released recently. we include the audio but here is the link to youtube 
We mention the sad passing of our good friend and member of staff Joe Lampton. 
We want to hear from you so email us or see us on Facebook or Twitter
Until next time 

Friday Mar 17, 2017

Hi and welcome to Episode 38 of the SVOPA Podcast.  This is very similar to the CD that members will receive.  however we have included an extra track from Marcia at the very end.  
On this time we have an interview with Colin Evans about his time at school and since, 
We speak to Jane Readfirn Gray about her book Onions in the Washing Machine which you can get from 
We have 2 tracks from Marcia, Downtown and Stand By Me from her album which is raising money for the samaritans.  if you want a copy contact us. 
We speak to Jane Massey about some of the things she has done at school over the past 18 months. 
And we also hear from Jenni Armstrong about her recent trip to Nepal. 
Through the Podcast we talk about the upcoming reunion and events so please take a listen and we hope to hear from you soon 
Contact us 
search facebook and twitter for SVOPA 
check out the older podcasts at
So till next time 
Michael and Jo. 


Wednesday Mar 30, 2016

Wednesday Mar 30, 2016

Welcome to Episode 37 of the Podcast 
Sorry its been so long since the last one, but we are back again.  
This is also the CD that is going out to members too.  
On here this month we have all the details for the upcoming reunion taking place on the 28th of May 2016 along with the School snap shot with Jennie Armstrong,  We catch up again with Jo Fishwick.  
This month we have Joe Robinson co hosting and we also talk to him about the last 5 months since his Kidney Transplant. 
Remember you can get in touch either by email or just search facebook twitter for SVOPA 

EP36 SVOPA May 2015

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Welcome to episode 36 of the SVOPA podcast for May 2015. This month we speak to Jim Moran about his memories of the farm in Around the school in 10 lessons.  We talk about the upcoming main reunion on the 20th of June and give you updates on this. We also look forward at the upcoming meetups in May, July, August and the next weekend break on January next year. So do get intouch as we need your feedback and comments Until next time email svopa on facebook Twitter @SVOPA

Sunday Mar 01, 2015

Welcome to Episode 35 of the SVOPA Podcast,  This is also the same as the CD sent out to members who do not usually listen to the Podcast.  This month Jo re joins for as host. This Years School Reunion This is taking place at the school on the 20th of June and you will find all the important details on the Podcast.  We have also included the first of our School Snap Shots with Dr. John Patterson letting you know all whats currently going on at the school.  As this is going out to so many people we have included some special moments from recent podcasts. These include an interview with Sr. Patricia Harrison, who people will remember as Sr. Frances.  and also some of the Audio from last year reunion podcast featuring some of the children from the school.  So Booking is now open for this years reunion.  If you would like a booking form please email with subject Booking form and I will email one straight back.  So until next time Michael & Jo Contact and Media Details Email - - - @SVOPASearch SVOPA on Facebook for our page and group. 

EP34 SVOPA February 2015

Saturday Feb 14, 2015

Saturday Feb 14, 2015

Welcome to this months podcast for February 2015
This month we bring you the live recordings from the Weston
Super Mare weekend break that was held at the Lauriston Hotel in November. 
We also recorded episode 10 of Around the School whilst there
We finish with a the Coffee Break from VI Talk that was done
with Jim Moran.
We look at the upcoming events in Preston, Huddersfield and
Scarborough, and bring you some of the first details about the upcoming
So until next time. 
Our contact details are as follows
Twitter @SVOPA
Search facebook for SVOPA for our group and page.

Wednesday Dec 24, 2014

Welcome to Episode 33 of the podcast.  
This is the Christmas episode.  We bring you the school concert from the 16th December. 
This month you have to put up with me only as the host.  
We also feature the upcoming events these are as follows. 
Christmas Party Skype chat.  
Sunday 28th December from 8:30 to 9:30. 
You need to email either your Skype name or the phone number you will be calling in on.  
Our Skype name is VITalkPodcast or you can call in on 0161 298 8255
Our next metope is on the 10th of January at the Crown hotel in Liverpool 
Here are our contact details 
Search SVOPA on Facebook and Twitter. 
Email is
So until next time Michael 

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