Old Oakhamians gathered from across the UK to attend the annual Old Oakhamian President’s Dinner, which this year took place in the Barraclough Dining Hall at the School. There were Oakhamians present who had attended the School between the years of 1953 to 2013.
After a Champagne drinks reception and a delicious buffet, rousing speeches were given by the outgoing OO President Katharina Klohe (07), and by Headmaster Henry Price. The Old Oakhamian Club Chairman, Jon Wills, also said a few touching words and introduced the new OO Alumni Manager, Becca Maddocks.
Katharina spoke of the values which Oakham had instilled in her, and how much she appreciated the many opportunities that she was afforded during her time there; subsequently, the Headmaster’s address focused on the importance of sharing those opportunities with others.
“I would like to thank all of the attendees for giving me such a warm welcome,” said Alumni Manager Becca Maddocks. “It was a wonderful evening filled with reminiscing, laughter and cheer.”
The next OO social event is the annual Christmas Drinks, which will take place at Camino’s Kings Cross on Monday 16 December.