OB Club Events

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Events

Date / Time Event Venue Contact
2019
October 6th Reichwald Fives Trophy Tournament - OB Club
9th Winter Lunchspeaker Vic Marks (FH 1968-73)
Topic ‘Original Spin’.
Beale Centre OB Club
November 13th Winter Lunchspeaker Ben Boswell, Director of Development
Topic 'Ben the young officer and his Afghanistan Tour'
Beale Centre OB Club
22nd French Reception
Current, OBs and Prospective parents.
   
30th 1990 Reunion Weekend   Dev Office & Allegra Stone
December 4th Winter Lunch – speaker Heather Corden (current staff)
Topic: Drama Costumes
Beale Centre OB Club
5th Sir Francis Popham Society Christmas Drinks Reception Beale Centre Dev Office
7th 1996 Reunion Weekend
Invitation and Reply Slip (PDF)
Beale Centre OB Club & James Rhys-Davies (SH 1991-96)
14th Thames Hare and Hounds Race London David Jenkins & Dev Office
19th Exeter Drinks Reception Hole in The Wall, Exeter Dev Office
2020
January 8th Winter Lunch - speaker Jonny Ison (SH 1963-67)
Topic: “Travels with wine’.
Beale Centre OB Club
23rd Ladies Lunch - speaker: Lisa Tregale (TBC) Beale Centre Dev Office
February 9th Old Blundellian Raceday Hospitality: Exeter Races.   Dev Office
12th Winter Lunch – Harry Flower (Head Gardener)
Topic: “Gardeners Question Time” or “Training with National Trust & gardening with Blundell’s pupils”.
Beale Centre OB Club
March 6th 140th Anniversary of The Russell Run: Pre-Race Pasta Party Big School Dev Office
7th The Russell Race Blundell’s Dev Office
18th Winter Lunch - Lawrence Sail (Former Staff)
Topic “The life of a freelance writer”.
Beale Centre OB Club
20th - 21st OB Sport Weekend
Fives, Hockey, Football & Netball - see more details on the Sport page.
Blundell’s OB Club
April 24th 1604 Society Lunch
Victory Services Club, London Dev Office
May 21st Devon County Show Reception Westpoint, Exeter Dev Office
June 4th Royal Cornwall Show Reception   Dev Office
10th London Drinks Reception Army and Navy Club, Pall Mall Dev Office
13th Old Blundellian Day Blundell's OB Club
July 3rd Speech Day & Leavers’ Ball   Dev Office
OB Current Parent Speech Day Lunch Beale Centre OB Club
25th Mid Devon Show Reception   Dev Office

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

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Winter Lunches

Lunch preparationEvery second Wednesday between October and March the Beale Centre sees a gathering of 30 or so who meet for drinks and conversation, then sit down to an excellent lunch followed by a short talk by an invited speaker. These are the “Winter Lunches”, managed by Sue Beale and Janet Wooff, which have now become a cherished annual institution since they started back in 2005 at the suggestion of John Hollands and Ted Crowe. All who have a Blundell’s connection are welcome to attend and there is always a good mix of OBs, former staff, parents and others. The speakers are drawn from the same pool and have covered a wide range of subjects – historical, cultural, military, educational – even breeding prize pigs. If anyone is interested in receiving this monthly nourishment for both mind and body then please contact Janet Wooff at The Beale Centre on 01884 232010 or obclub@obclub.co.uk.

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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 secretary is Janet Wooff.