David Gilman (89), Old Oakhamian President and Senior Director at Sky News, visited the School on Friday and spoke to the Form 5 iMedia class about his journey from Oakham, to the studios of Sky News.
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On a crisp, sunny winter’s afternoon, a perfect day for football, the Old Oakhamians claimed the Ed Farmer Trophy with a clean sweep of the Oakham School First, Second and Thirds XIs. This event is to celebrate and commemorate the life of Ed Farmer (15) a talented and able sportsman.
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.
Kat Klohe (OO ’07) visited the Social Science Faculty on Friday before the OO President’s dinner to share her experience of Oakham School, her life experience after Oakham and to raise awareness of neglected tropical diseases and how they hamper the development of Less Economically Developed Countries (LEDCs).
Oakham School welcomed back 9 Old Oakhamians last weekend to take on the current 1st VII netball team in a battle of ‘youth versus experience’.
Since leaving School, students from the classes of 2015–18 have been busy forging successful careers in their chosen sport.
Congratulations to Old Oakhamian Sam Wolstenholme (17) who has signed a two-year contract as a professional with Wasps Rugby Football Club.
Oakham School was delighted to welcome back Annie Whitehall (11) to speak to current students about her undergraduate study and career in politics, business and communications.
Oakham School is delighted to both celebrate and commemorate Old Oakhamian Dolores Sanders’ success in being named one of Innovate UK’s ‘Women in Innovation Award’ winners – with a fantastic plaque unveiled in her honour outside the Smallbone Library!
It was wonderful to welcome back a number of younger OOs from the classes of 2012 to 2017 on Saturday 19 January to give a charity concert in aid of the National Foundation for Youth Music.
Oakham School was thrilled to welcome back Old Oakhamian and Volvo Ocean Race veteran, Emily Nagel, to speak to students, staff and members of the local sailing community.
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.
Two Old Oakhamians have been selected to represent Great Britain at the World Championships of Full-Bore Shooting.
A gathering will be held in the Chapel tonight to mark the centenary of the final OO casualty of WW1, John Henry Heathcote Bradley (Oakham 1913-1917).
Congratulations to Old Oakhamian Matt Ramshaw (18) who has won the Sultan of Johor Cup 2018 with the GB U21 side and as part of the Elite Development Programme.
Crista Cullen captained a specially selected OO squad against a team of current students in an ‘All-Star’ hockey match played on the newly opened Crista Cullen Astro!
‘Well-rounded’, ‘open-minded’ and ‘fun loving’ are familiar attributes among Oakhamians, but it would be a challenge to find a person who encompasses these qualities more than Jon Wills, who is retiring after 38 years of service to the School.
Old Oakhamian Kathryn Lane (13) and her former Oakham PE teacher Ellie Watton are featured in the powerful England Hockey #BehindEveryGreatPlayer campaign, which celebrates the importance of supportive role models in achieving sporting success.
Congratulations to Old Oakhamian and Rugby legend, Tom Croft (04) who has just won Leicester Tigers’ Outstanding Service Award.
On Sunday, OO and critically acclaimed actor Richard Hope (71) led a workshop in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (QET) for some of the Drama Department’s scholars and GCSE students.
OO Club President 2017-2018 and MD of I-Design Furniture Limited Ben Walsgrove describes how three friendships he formed while at Oakham have been integral to shaping his post-school career.
As Old Oakhamian, Leicester Tiger, England player and British and Irish Lion, Tom Croft this week announced his retirement from professional rugby, his former coach, Ian Smith, reflects on his many achievements.
Featured on Forbes Magazine’s ‘30 under 30 2017’ list, Phoebe Gormley (12) the founder and owner of Gormley & Gamble recalls the journey that has led her from Kilburn Road to Savile Row.
Old Oakhamian and GB's Olympic Gold medallist Crista Cullen talks about her time at School, her pathway to sporting success and plans for the future.
We are absolutely delighted that Old Oakhamian Kathryn Lane has been named as part of the Tokyo Olympic Hockey Squad.