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Events

Date / Time Event Venue Contact
2018
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
Speaker: David Chambers, (Bursar 2003-2017)
Topic: "Reflections of a Retired Bursar"
Beale Centre OB Club
30th - 1st Dec 1988 Reunion Weekend Blundell's Dev Office
December 5th Winter Lunch
Speaker: Heather Corden (Drama teacher)
Topic: "My Rwanda Trip"
Beale Centre OB Club
8th 150 Years of Rugby Anniversary Lunch
1st XV rugby team against Cheltenham College, kick off at 2.30pm.
- OB Club
2019
January 9th Winter Lunch
Speaker: Bart Wielenga (Head)
Topic: TBC
Beale Centre OB Club
TBC SMT/SLT OBC Drinks Reception, 18:30 Beale Centre OB Club
February 13th Winter Lunch
Speaker: Richard Giles (M 1950-56)
Topic: "The Tivvy Bumper”
Beale Centre OB Club
March 13th 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 (TBC) OB Summer Cricket Lunch
MCC v 1st XI match commencing at 11am
Lunch: 12.30pm for 1.00pm
- OB Club
June 15th (TBC) Old Blundellian Day Blundell's OB Club
July 5th OB Current Parent Speech Day Lunch - OB Club

Fixtures for fives, golf, shooting, hockey, soccer, cricket, tennis and squash against the School and others will be arranged by Sports Club Secretaries.

Induction events for Westlake pupils will take place in the Beale Centre during the year.

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Further Information

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.

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Winter Lunches

The ‘Winter Lunch’ season is when Old Blundellians and their partners meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, between October and March, with the addition of a cricket lunch in May. They enjoy an informal three-course lunch and get together; the cost of the lunch is £14.00. The cash bar in the Colin Beale Centre opens for drinks at 12.30pm, with lunch at 1pm, followed by a 20-minute talk. The speaker, normally associated with Blundell’s, might talk on any manner of subject. If you have an interest that you would like to share or you would like more information on these lunches then please do make contact with Janet Wooff.

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We are always keen to encourage new faces and therefore look forward to hearing from you soon. Janet can be contacted on 01884 232010 or at obclub@obclub.co.uk. Please note for catering purposes places need to be booked by the dates specified. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Winter Lunches dates are listed in the main events table, above.

Contacting the OB Club

Contact information can be found at the bottom of every page on this site. The Club administrator is Janet Wooff.