Forthcoming Events / Calendar

Further details of some events is provided below this listing.

Date / Time Event Venue Contact
2018
December 5th Winter Lunch
Speaker: Heather Corden (Drama teacher)
Topic: "My Rwanda Trip"
Beale Centre OB Club
8th 150 Years of Rugby Anniversary Lunch & Dinner - DINNER IS SOLD OUT (See the Dinner Guest List)
1st XV rugby team against Cheltenham College, kick off at 2.30pm. See more below.
- OB Club
2019
January 9th Winter Lunch
Speaker: Bart Wielenga (Head)
Topic: "The first 100 days"
Beale Centre OB Club
February 11th SMT/SLT/OLT OBC Drinks Reception, 18:30 Beale Centre OB Club
13th Winter Lunch
Speaker: Richard Giles (M 1950-56)
Topic: "The Tivvy Bumper”
Beale Centre OB Club
19th New York Drinks Reception New York Dev Office
27th Ladies Lunch   Dev Office
March 20th Winter Lunch
Speaker: Debbie Hosking (former staff)
Topic: "The Role of a Blundell’s Houseparent"
Beale Centre OB Club
22nd - 23rd OB Sport Weekend
Fives, Hockey, Football & Netball
Blundell's OB Club
April - - - -
May 1st OB Summer Cricket Lunch
MCC v 1st XI match commencing at 11am
Lunch: 12.30pm for 1.00pm
- OB Club
June 15th Old Blundellian Day Blundell's OB Club
July 5th OB Current Parent Speech Day Lunch - OB Club

 

Details of Events

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

150 Years of Rugby Dinner - DINNER IS SOLD OUT

See also:

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.

150 Years of Rugby Lunch

The Old Blundellian Club anticipates that many of you will watch the 1st XV play Cheltenham College on Big Field at 2.15 pm and is offering two lunch sittings in the Beale Centre plus a cash bar.

Lunch is chilli con carne plus accompaniments followed by apple crumble and custard, cost £10 per head. All lunches must be booked through the accompanying Trybooking link with online payment only, which also generates the lunch ticket you must present at the Beale Centre. The cash bar will be serving soft drinks, beer, cider and wine.

For irregular visitors, the Beale Centre is situated on the edge of Big Field with good views of the pitch and video screen. We are capping the number of diners at 50 for each sitting, first come first served. Parking signs will be up to guide you on the day.

Timings

11.45 am Lunch 1st Sitting diners arrive at the Beale Centre
12 noon Lunch 1st Sitting served
1.15 pm Lunch 1st Sitting diners depart

1.30 pm Lunch 2nd Sitting diners arrive at the Beale Centre
1.45 pm Lunch 2nd Sitting served

2.15 pm 1st XV v Cheltenham College kicks off on Big Field – all welcome
3.30 pm Match finishes
3.45 pm OB House Tours - meet at the Beale Centre
6.30 pm Beale Centre and cash bar closes

Touch Rugby for Parents and Old Blundellians

On 8th December we are hosting an informal touch rugby game for parents, Old Blundellians and friends.

The day will commence with coffee upon arrival at 10:30am, meeting at the Pavilion Steps in front of Big Field, followed by the match starting at 11am. We are expecting the match to be finish by 11:45am. Shower and changing facilities are available pre & post match.

To register your interest in the touch rugby, please email the Development Office (devoffice@blundells.org). In the event that the weather/grounds is not fit for a match, a notification will be emailed to participants, please ensure you register your interest.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 8th December!

Silent Auction

We are running a silent auction for the next couple of weeks leading up to the night of the Rugby Dinner. You can see more information, including the prizes available, on the Silent Auction page.

 

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.