Current Old Oakhamian President, Ben Walsgrove (87) and OO Chairman, Jon Wills hosted a magnificent Black Tie Dinner for over fifty guests with a Back to School theme on Saturday 24 November. Cohorts from 1943 to 2013 Leavers gathered under the starlit roof of an Oakham coloured marquee, placed magnificently inside the Barraclough.
Before Dinner, Simon Camamile (73) said the Grace prayer and Ben Walsgrove read a letter out from HM The Queen who wished ‘The President and Members of the Old Oakhamian Club warm good wishes for a most memorable evening.’
The OO President spoke about the strength of relationships that are built from attending Oakham – and how life-long friendships are forged - he now works alongside 4 OOs as a part of his business. “Oakham is what made me the man I am today!”
As his last OO Dinner as Headmaster, Nigel Lashbrook said that Oakham is by far the best School he has worked in throughout the forty years of his career. The Old Oakhamian community is a strong and far-reaching network and the number of pupils now attending Oakham whose relative is an OO, now sits at 20% - which shows how the values and ethos of Oakham is being passed down through generations.
More photos from the evening can be found in the photo-gallery.
The next OO social event is Christmas Drinks, which takes place at Caminos, Kings Cross, London on 17th December. For further information and to register a place click here.