A school near Abingdon has welcomed a new organ into its extended chapel, over 130 years after its first.

Radley College's first organ, built by Telford of Dublin in 1848, found its home in the centre of the west gallery in 1893 when the current chapel was designed.

However, as Radley grew, a new instrument was created by Rushworth and Dreaper in 1938 which was replaced by a Hill, Norman and Beard organ in 1979.

Following a competitive bidding process, Nicholson's were selected to design the new organ, which features three manuals and 53 stops within a new oak case.

Musicians Kim Chin and Bernardo Mercado - both on scholarships to Radley - started playing the organ less than two years ago and have now both been awarded organ scholarships at Cambridge University.

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Mr Chin said: "At the start of Year 11 I saw the instrument and knew I had to play it.

"I was a pianist already, so I had a head start, but I have completely fallen in love with it."

Oxford Mail and The Oxford Times, in partnership with Radley College, is pleased to launch Bright Ideas – a new competition celebrating creativity in Oxfordshire.

We are asking children in Year 4 and 5 from local primary schools to unlock their imagination and create a response to theme of 'Keys'.

Children can submit whatever feels most personal or appropriate to them. The entry form can be found at the bottom of this page.

They may wish to write a story, poem or song, or make a video, design project, artwork or game.

Shortlisted entries will be invited to a presentation morning at Radley College on Saturday, June 29.

The winner will receive a £100 voucher and a trophy.

We are delighted that Jamie Laing will be the judge.

Oxford-born Jamie attended Radley College before making his name on television and building a number of successful businesses, including the much-loved sweet company, Candy Kittens.

Jamie is looking for imagination and flair, so submit your entry by 9pm on Friday, May 24.

Stories and poems can be a maximum of 600 words while songs and videos can be up to four minutes long.

Shortlisted artwork, design project and games can be brought to the presentation morning.

To submit a video or audio file for this competition, you will need to indicate that on the competition form and then email brightideascompetition@oxfordmail.co.uk

We will then share a secure link to submit the file.

If you have any questions, please contact communications@radley.org.uk