Forthcoming Events / Calendar

Further details of some events is provided below this listing.

Date / Time Event Venue Contact
2017
October 7th '50 Years On' Reunion Dinner Big School O.B.C.
11th Winter Lunch
Speaker: Douglas Rice (Master, 1969-98).
Topic: Two more notable Old Blundellians'
Beale Centre O.B.C.
23rd Kenya Reception Kenya D.O.
November 5th Dubai Reception Dubai D.O.
8th Winter Lunch
Speaker: Nick Cooper (P 1963-67).
Topic: "HQ UNPROFOR Zagreb 1993 - memories and reflections"
Beale Centre O.B.C.
December 6th Winter Lunch
Speaker: Alice Kerr (NC 1999-2004).
Topic: ‘The current refugee crisis’
Beale Centre O.B.C.
2018
January 10th Winter Lunch
Speaker: Annika Heddrick-Wiggans (the Bursar).
Topic: TBC.
Beale Centre O.B.C.
15th SLT/SMT OB Club Drinks Reception (TBC) Beale Centre O.B.C.
February 14th Winter Lunch
Speaker: David d'Arcy Hughes (FH 1958-62).
Topic: "General Wolfe: a Relative View"
Beale Centre O.B.C.
March 14th Winter Lunch
Speaker: Ali Deighton-Gibson (Master 1981-2016).
Topic: "From River to Plate"
Beale Centre O.B.C.
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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 O.B.C.

 

Details of Events

September 2017

7th September – 2012 Leavers Drinks – London Victoria

You are warmly invited to join us, with or without your partner, for a Blundell’s 5 Year Reunion drinks event on Thursday 7th September in London (venue to be confirmed) but likely to be near Victoria.

Have you thought about where your peers from school are today? Are you still in touch? Why not mark this Autumn the 5th anniversary of your leaving?

Blundell’s will provide a complementary first drink and we hope you are able to join us between 6.00pm – 8.00pm.

9th September – 1992 Leavers, Casual Two Course Lunch – Beale Centre

You are warmly invited to join us, with or without your partner, for a Blundell’s Casual Reunion lunch on Saturday 9th September from 12:30 – 2:30 for OBs who left 25 years ago.

Have you thought about where your peers from school are today? Are you still in touch? Why not mark this Autumn the 25th anniversary of your leaving?

There will be a two course subsidised lunch held in the Beale Centre, the cost of which will be £15.00 per person to include a glass of wine.

We do hope to see as many of you as possible at this event, please complete the reply slip and return with your remittance, cheques made payable to Blundell’s Foundation or by BACS and send it to The Development Office, Blundell’s School Tiverton.

12th September – 1604 Society Lunch – Blundell’s

We would like to invite you both to our forthcoming 1604 Society Lunch on Tuesday 12th September. This event will take place at Blundell’s with the Head, Nicola Huggett, to thank all those who have pledged a gift to the school in their will.

The lunch will commence with drinks on arrival at 12.30pm and we will sit down to lunch at 1.00pm. The lunch is likely to conclude between 2.00pm and 2.30pm after which, if anyone would like a tour of the School, we would be happy to show you around.

14th September – Cricket Reception 2017 Leavers and their Parents

I am delighted to be writing to invite you to a Cricket Reception we will be hosting for this year’s leavers and parents on Thursday 14th September 2017.

We are very fortunate that The Old Blundellion Cricket Club has its own permanent corporate box at the County Cricket Ground at Taunton. This is called the Ted Crowe Room, which was donated by Sir Christopher Ondaatje. It is located on the top floor of the Ondaatje Pavilion; the Room is a magnificent place from which to watch cricket and it houses an extensive collection of cricket books and memorabilia.

We realise that new Leavers will be busy at this time either preparing for University of making plans for a gap year but maybe an afternoon out with parents would provide an opportunity to relax. The format for the day will be arrival around 11.00am with lunch at approximately 12.30pm. The cricket match taking place on the Thursday will be the third day of the Somerset v Lancashire and the reception will conclude late afternoon following play.

If you would like to attend the reception on Thursday 14th September, please email devoffice@blundells.org to reserve your place.

16th September – World of Finance Professions Lunch – Big School

If you have an interest in the any of the Financial professions, Banking, Accountancy, Financial Services and would like to know more and meet likeminded members from the Blundell’s community please join us on Saturday 16th September. Our Guest Speaker will be Chad Murrin, Old Blundellian.

Chad Murrin (FH 1969-73) graduated in law from Cambridge University, and then qualified as a barrister. His career has been in finance and investment. He worked for the UK venture capital company 3i Group plc from 1986-2004, the last five years as 3i's Corporate Development Director. In 2004, he set up his own corporate advisory business, Murrin Associates Limited. He holds the Advanced Diploma in Corporate Finance from The Corporate Finance Faculty of the ICAEW. He is a Non-Executive Director of E W Beard (Holdings) Limited, Procom-IM Limited, Triple Point VCT 2011 plc and other companies.

The format of the reception will be as follows:

11.00 am Optional tours of the school
12.00 midday Arrival Drinks Reception, Big School
12.45pm Seated Two-Course Buffet Lunch, Big School
2.00pm Guest Speaker Chad Murrin, Big School
2.30 pm Conclusion

We will be joined by current pupils who also have an interest in the world of finance. Following the speech, the reception will conclude, however, you are most welcome to watch the sports matches hosted at Blundell's on the Saturday afternoon.

We have invited all those members of the Blundell’s community that we are aware of involved in the Financial sectors, however it maybe that you know of people who we may have missed, please do let us know so that we can send them a personal invitation.

We do hope you will be able to join us for this informal social occasion. We would be most grateful if you could RSVP to devoffice@blundells.org with any dietary requirements to assist us with our catering numbers. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Development Office

22nd September – Bermuda Drinks

It is with considerable pleasure that I am writing to invite you to a casual Drinks Reception on Friday 22nd September at the Marcus Bar of the Hamilton Princess Hotel, 76 Pitts Bay Road, Hamilton, Bermuda between 5.00pm until 7.00pm.

We will be drawing together the Blundell’s community in the widest sense, that is to say current, past and prospective parents, Old Blundellians and their partners, it is also hoped a couple of recent leavers and future pupils may also be able to join us at the reception.

We met many of you when we visited Bermuda in 2016 and this is an opportunity to meet in an informal setting to find out a little more about Blundell’s. We will have copies of the Boarding at Blundell’s DVD available.

I will be arriving in Bermuda in the late afternoon of Thursday 21st September and departing on the afternoon of Sunday 24th September with the Blundell’s Marketing Director, Jo Jeffrey, and we hope to meet as many of you as possible. Hopefully you will be able to join us, but if this is not possible on the 22nd and you would like to meet us during that period, please let me know and I am sure we can schedule an appointment where possible.

26th September – 2007 Leavers London Drinks

You are warmly invited to join us, with or without your partner, for a Blundell’s 10 Year Reunion drinks event on Tuesday 26th September in London Victoria. Have you thought about where your peers from school are today? Are you still in touch? Why not mark this Autumn the 10th anniversary of your leaving? Blundell’s will provide a complementary first drink and we hope you are able to join us between 6.00pm – 8.00pm in September.

October

7th October – 50 Years on Reunion Dinner – Big School

We are delighted to invite you to our Blundell’s 50th Anniversary of Big School and a Reunion Dinner to celebrate all members of our community, but particularly those who were in school during 1967. This Dinner is primarily for those Old Blundellians from that era, but we are also inviting the wider Blundell’s community, many who have their own fond memories of Big School.

The evening will commence with a drinks reception at 7.00 pm in Big School, with a three-course meal served at 8.15 pm with cheese and coffee followed by a couple of short speeches. We anticipate carriages at 11.00 pm. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening. Tickets are £35 per person.

Priority places will be given to those Old Blundellians who were in school in 1967, please reserve your place by the end of July when we will open the event to the wider Blundell’s community by returning the attached reply slip to confirm the number you require to the Development Office or by emailing devoffice@blundells.org.

We have invited all those that we are aware of who were at Blundell’s during that period, however if you know of someone we have missed, please do let us have their details so they can receive an invitation. We do hope you will be able to join us for what we are sure will be a lively and sociable evening.

 

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.