6 Feb 2017 – organised by Dave Dibb!
From Andrew L-B:
Arrangements are in place for the Cambridge Dinner at Pembroke College at 7.30pm on Friday 4 March 2016. I hope that you may be able to join us at what promises to be another excellent evening where we hope to be joined by some current OE undergraduates.
The cost of this exceptional four-course meal is £60 (£30 for current undergraduates). Richard Parmee (1962-1969) is again generously providing pre-drinks, fruit and cheese. If you have any specific dietary requirements please let me know so that Pembroke College can cater for you.
Numbers are limited as we have only been able to book the Outer Parlour which seats about 18.
If you would like to attend please could you send me a cheque, or pay by BACS, using the details on the tear off slip below. In either case please return the slip to the Development Office. Further information will be sent out in advance.
If you have any queries please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0117 930 3086.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Please complete and return to Andrew Lewis-Barned ASAP.
I ……………………………………………… am able to attend the Cambridge Dinner on Friday 4 March 2016, and enclose my cheque, payable to QEH, for £60.00 (£30 Undergraduates) or send by BACS: QEH Account: Lloyds TSB Sort 30-00-01 Acc No. 00058605. Please name the transaction – ‘Cambridge Dinner’, Initial/Name
My dietary requirements are: Email address……………………
From Andrew L-B:
Dear OE/Friend of QEH
The 425 Old Boys’ Annual Dinner (425) Saturday 7 November at 7.30pm
Chris Bater is nobly organising the Old Boys’ Dinner again this year. He has enlisted my support in getting out details to all OEs, staff and friends of QEH.
With little over a month to go, Chris needs final numbers very soon but there is still time to book a place(s) at this great event.
In this our 425th year, a continued bonus is that we can still hold the dinner at school in the Dining Hall. This year we expect to have a record number of staff coming – including Ken Matthews, Ted Young, John Walker, Richard Jones, Dave Perkins, Steve Ryan, Richard Gliddon, Sarah Cosgrove, Bill Ellis, Peter Kirby … .
It is always excellent to have Year groups attending (we have a regular dozen or so from 1969). If you are celebrating an anniversary, this is a great moment to organise your peers together. There is still time if you get a move on! It is usually easy enough to do (and I am happy to help with contacts) and we can guarantee that you have a hugely memorable evening together. These are the obvious ones:
1945 STARTERS – 70 Year Anniversary – Already organised
1955 Leavers/Starters – 60 Year Anniversary
1965 Leavers/Starters – 50 Year Anniversary
1975 Leavers/Starters – 40 Year Anniversary
1985 Leavers/Starters – 30 Year Anniversary
1990 Leavers/Starters – 25 Year Anniversary – 400th Year
1995 Leavers/Starters – 20 Year Anniversary
2000 Leavers/Starters – 15 Year Anniversary
2005 Leavers/Starters – 10 Year Anniversary
2010 Leavers – 5 Year Anniversary
It is worth noting that in the last couple of years the Old Boys have made a great effort to make the evening more ‘user friendly’ with less speechifying etc. so that you have even more time to socialise with old friends. We think the new format will make for an even better evening for all, and more interesting for the younger OEs who we are also keen to attract. There is also a great bar (real ale) provided by the Eldon House!
Tickets are £42.00 for a really good evening. The menu and further details can be found on: http://qehobs.org/
I will be running the usual Tour & Tea with Steve Ryan in the afternoon if you are interested, so you can roll this into a day/weekend of activities if you are trying to organise a Year group reunion. Again, details on the website.
Please do your best to attend this or, indeed, any of the other QEH events during the year – you’ll not regret it, I promise.
From David Dibb:
On Saturday 12 September 2015 we celebrated 50 years since entering school with a river trip. a visit to the school and a dinner
In attendance were: Roy Schwartz, David Dibb, Simon Huguet, Mark Tarsey, Colin Griffiths, Stephen Harris, Martin Harris, John Hall, John Cordon, Chris Parker, John Essex, Steve Brandes, Dave Bowery (Happy Birthday!), Steve Mansbridge, Richard Popplestone and Martyn Dadds. Andrew Lewis-Barned and Debbie White hosted us at the school, and Ted and Alexia Young were also on hand to remind us what had changed.
Thank you to Andrew, Development Officer at QEH, and David Dibb for making it happen. Great to see everybody, let’s do it again before too long.
From the school:
11 March 2015
‘425’ London Dinner at The East India Club, Friday 26 June 2015
We warmly invite you (and partner) to our very special ‘425’ London Dinner on Friday 26 June 2015 at The East India Club, St James’s. We have booked private dining facilities at the club at £60 per head (only £35 for current university students). The three course meal will be classic English.
Our Guest of Honour will be Mr David Bateson (Deputy Headmaster, Pastoral) who is giving his Valedictory Speech after 33 years teaching at the school. We also welcome Mr Matt Marrs (2004-2011) as Guest Speaker.
Our Bristol ‘425’ Dinner was a sell-out so we encourage you to book early, and to arrange a table with your Year group especially if it is an anniversary year. We’ll happily help you to track down other members of your Year group. For example, 1965 Leavers and Starters are celebrating a special fiftieth anniversary, whilst 1990 Leavers and Starters are celebrating 25 years, and so on.
If you have any queries, please get in touch with me – 0117 930 3086 or email@example.com .
QEHOBS is organising a “425” football day on 28 March 2015. Please see the post on QEH Website for more details.
Perhaps we could put a “1965 Veterans” team?
The Headmaster has kindly given his permission for us to visit QEH on Saturday 12 September, 50 years after our first visit!
If you have any suggestions for the day, perhaps we could use the Forums as a discussion medium. We could use the thread 12 September 2015 Looking Good for suggestions, and 12 September – Attending? to track numbers.
The School has agreed in principle to a tour of the school on the afternoon of 12 Sep. There are, of course, no boarders nowadays, so the school is normally closed at weekends. It’s very kind of them to even consider us.
The proposal for the day is:
1200: Narrow Boat Cruise on the Avon – lunch
1600: Tour of the school – afternoon tea?
1900: Dinner in local restaurant
Here’s hoping we get a big turn-out in September!