Forthcoming Events / Calendar

Further details of some events is provided below this listing.

Date / Time Event Venue Contact
2018
July 6th OB/Current Parent Speech Day Lunch Blundell's OB Club
August - - - -
September 14th An evening with John Hollands (OH 46-51) – A mystery from the Great War, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm Ondaatje Hall Dev Office
23rd Fives: Reichwald Tournament Beale Centre, Fives Courts OB Club
27th 1604 Society Lunch RAF Club in London Dev Office
30th One Day Event Bicton Arena Dev Office
October 10th Winter Lunch
Speaker: Charles Abram (M 1959-64)
Topic: 'A brief introduction to Exeter Cathedral and links with Blundell's School'
Beale Centre OB Club
12th Royal Cornwall Yacht Club Lunch Royal Cornwall Yacht Club Dev Office
November 14th Winter Lunch
"Reflections of a Retired Bursar", David Chambers (Bursar 2003-2017)
Beale Centre OB Club
30th - 1st Dec 1988 Reunion Weekend Blundell's Dev Office
December 5th Winter Lunch
"My Rwanda Trip", Heather Corden (Drama teacher)
Beale Centre OB Club
8th 150 Years of Rugby Anniversary Dinner   Dev Office
2019
January 9th Winter Lunch – Bart Wielenga (Head). Topic TBC. Beale Centre OB Club
February 13th Winter Lunch – Speaker TBC. Beale Centre OB Club
March 13th Winter Lunch – Debbie Hosking (former staff).
Topic: ‘The Role of a Blundell’s Houseparent’.
Beale Centre OB Club

 

Details of Events

14th September – An evening with John Hollands (OH 1946-51) – A mystery from the Great War – Ondaatje Hall

Friday, 14 September 2018
Ondaatje Hall from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Complimentary Tickets – All proceeds from the book sales will benefit the British Legion
Followed by Drinks & Canapés
Booking via – TryBooking

Please join us for an evening with Old Blundellian, John Hollands (OH 1946-51) to unearth the great mysteries from the Great War of 1914-1918. John’s talk will also cover what many describe as the most intriguing event of all; the ‘Siegfried Sassoon Protest.’

John Hollands was the youngest person to receive a Military Cross in the Korean War. Following the war John became a writer and wrote the famous best seller, ‘The Dead, the Dying and the Dammed.’ He now splits his time between his home in Tenerife and the Blackdown Hills in Devon.

We are very grateful to Sir Christopher Ondaatje who has kindly sponsored the event and the proceeds from any of the book sales on the night will be donated to the British Legion.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD THE FLYER FOR THE EVENT AND CIRCULATE TO FRIENDS, FAMILY AND ORGANISATION THAT MAY BE INTERESTED.

27th September – 1604 Society Lunch – Royal Air Force Club, London

BY INVITATION ONLY

Annual 1604 Society Lunch for all those who have indicated their support to Blundell’s by mentioning the School in their will. This will take place on Thursday 27th September 2018 from 12.30pm at the Royal Air Force Club.

You can find out more about a Gift in your Will here or by contacting the Development Office.

30th September – One Day Event – Bicton Arena

The Blundell’s Equestrian One Day Event which will be held for the sixth year at the well-known British Eventing venue Bicton Arena, near Exmouth, Devon. It is one of the few ‘Schools Only’ events and attracts representation from schools throughout the South West and further afield. The event grows in numbers year on year and we now regularly have over 200 competitors and their supporters entering.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available and can be found here.

12th October – Royal Cornwall Yacht Club Lunch – Falmouth

The Royal Cornwall Yacht Club lunch will be held on Friday 12th October.

A social lunch, with a drinks reception on arrival at 12.00 noon followed by lunch at 12.45pm. Please contact the Development Office to secure your ticket(s), priced at £42.00 each for this unique opportunity to dine in these wonderful surroundings. Tickets include a pre-lunch drinks reception, three course lunch, half a bottle of wine and coffee. There will also be a cash bar operating for additional drinks. The dress code for the event is jacket and tie.

You can download the reply slip here.

30th Nov to 1st Dec – 1988 Reunion Weekend – Blundell’s School

The event is open exclusively for those OB's who left the school in 1988. The committee have arranged for a 1 and 2 night package for those wishing to join us for this event.

Options are as follows;

Friday 30th November – Arrive for a casual light 2-course buffet supper with a glass of wine on arrival and cash bar – mingle and share great tales of derring-do. From 7.30pm.

Saturday 1st December – Light Sandwich lunch, watch 1st XV play Taunton on Big Field and in the evening Black Tie 4-course Dinner with arrival drinks reception and half a bottle of wine per person during the meal. Additional wine available to purchase from cash bar.

Costs are as follows;

  • Cost for whole event – £65 per person
  • Cost for Saturday only – £50
  • Cost for Dinner on Saturday only £42

Please book the above by returning the reply slip.

8 December – Celebrating 150 Years of Blundell’s Rugby – Big School/Dining Hall

This year, marks 150 years of rugby at Blundell’s School. To commemorate the anniversary Blundell’s will be hosting a celebratory Black Tie Dinner on Saturday 8th December 2018 at Blundell’s School.

The evening will commence with a drinks reception, followed by a four course dinner and the opportunity to hear from our Guest Speaker, Eddie Butler. Eddie Butler is a journalist, sports commentator, and former Welsh rugby union player, who won 16 caps for the Wales team between 1980 and 1984.

We are delighted that Rob Kitson, Rugby Correspondent for The Guardian and Rob Cole will also be supporting us during the evening with a Q & A with some of the Blundell’s recent professional rugby players.

Further information on how to purchase tickets can be downloaded here. Additional information on sponsorship opportunities associated with the Celebration Year is also enclosed along with the option of contributing a prize towards our Silent Auction. The Silent Auction will be available for bidding via the Development Office website from the start of the Autumn term. All proceeds will directly benefit the School’s rugby program.

Ticket Information:

  • Before 7th September – £65 per ticket
  • Post 7th September – £75 per ticket
  • Students enrolled in further education – £40 per ticket

Tables and individual tickets will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served basis’ in the Dining Hall and adjacent marquee, the drinks reception will take place in Big School.

Further Information

If you would like to know more about any of the above events and are happy to receive information by email, please register your interest with the Development Office (devoffice@blundells.org).

Details of golf, shooting, cricket, squash, fives, hockey, football and tennis can be found on the OB Club website.