OB Club Events

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Events

Date / Time Event Venue Contact
2020
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)
Due to Coronavirus this event has been POSTPONED.
Topic: “The life of a freelance writer”.
Beale Centre OB Club
20th - 21st OB Sport Weekend
Due to Coronavirus this event has been CANCELLED.
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 6th 1950-60s Leavers Reunion Lunch Beale Cntre Dev Office
21st Devon County Show Reception Westpoint, Exeter Dev Office
TBC London Drinks London Dev Office
June 4th Royal Cornwall Show Reception   Dev Office
13th Old Blundellian Day Blundell's OB Club
TBC Take a Seat Reception Big School Dev Office
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
August        
September 13th Blundell’s Community Touch Rugby Tournament and Family Day Blundell's OB Club
20th Reichwald Fives Trophy Tournament Blundell's OB Club
October 1st - 5th Battlefield Tour
(with Lt Col Tim Courtenay)
  Dev Office
12th Blundell's Lodge Dinner
at 7:30pm
Big School Dev Office
14th Winter Lunch - Speaker: Michael Wade (W 1960-63)
Topic: 'The Rise and Fall of Our Extraordinary Language’
Beale Centre OB Club
November 11th Winter Lunch - Speaker: Kate Lord Brown (GH 1987-89, Current Parent, author)
Topic: Literary Blundell's - 150 years after the publication of Lorna Doone, looking at the unique gifts Blundell's bestows on its writers.
Beale Centre OB Club
December 2nd Winter Lunch - Speaker: Jeremy Salter (Chairman of Tiverton Civic Society, Former Staff 1969-2000)
Topic: "Neil Gosh and the Jewel in the Crown"
Beale Centre OB Club
2021
January 6th Winter Lunch - details TBC Beale Centre OB Club
February 10th Winter Lunch - Peter Maunder (M 1978-82)
Topic: 'Tiverton Cloth' The story of the town's woollen trade, 1475-1815
Beale Centre 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

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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.