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Events

See below for Winter Lunches.

Date / Time Event Venue Contact 1
Ongoing (term time)
Tuesdays 6:15pm Blundell's Association (current & past parents) Running Group
Weekly on Tuesday evenings, followed by drinks in the Beale Centre 8:30 - 9:30pm
Prep School car park BA
Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30pm Blundell’s ‘The Braves’, touch rugby training group
Weekly on Thursday evenings
Astro Pitch OBC
2023
Jan 11th Winter Lunch - Annabel Venning. Topic: "To War With the Walkers: One Family's Extraordinary Story of the Second World War". Beale Centre OBC
Feb 8th Winter Lunch - Ian Barnes (Estates Bursar 2018-present). Topic: "Campus strategy".
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BVXT
Beale Centre OBC
8th Spring Concert   DO
23rd Bristol Regional Drinks
Book here: https://forms.office.com/r/C6sJBChB9n
  DO
Mar 4th Russell Run for Alumni   DO
8th Winter Lunch - Revd Tim Hunt (Chaplain 2001 – present). Topic: "Is there a continuing relevance for regular chapel worship/services at school in an increasingly secular age and if so, what is it?".
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BVXU
Beale Centre OBC
17th-18th March Art Exhibition at Blundell House
Friday 17th 8:30am to 6pm, Saturday 18th 8:30am to 5pm.
VIP reception on Thursday 16th March at 6pm (invite only)
  DO
18th Live Six Nations - Ireland v England. K.O. 5:00pm, Beale Centre.
Order your Chunks pasty here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BZZA
Beale Centre OBC
24th, 25th OB Sport Weekend
Further information will be posted on the Sports page when available.
Blundell's OBC
25th Class of 1993, 30 Year Reunion   DO
Apr 28th, 7pm Sir Francis Popham Society Dinner Beale Centre, Big School DO
May 10th 1604 Lunch Blundell’s House DO
18th London Drinks London DO
25th, 3pm to 5pm Donor VIP Garden Day Blundell’s Garden DO
June 10th OB Day Blundell's OBC
30th OB Current Parent & Grandparent Speech Day Lunch Blundell's OBC
July 24th, 12:00 noon OBCC v Sou’Westers Blundell's: Big Field OBC
Aug - - - -
Sept - - - -
Oct - - - -
Nov - - - -
Dec TBC Germany Reception   DO

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.

1 Contact abbreviations:

2 Please see the Cricket page for related contact details.

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Further Information

NONE AT PRESENT.

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Winter Lunches

Date Speaker and Topic RSVP Date
2023
Weds 11th Jan, 12:30 for 1pm Annabel Venning
Topic: "At War With the Walkers: One Family's Extraordinary Story of the Second World War".
9:00am,
Mon 9th
Weds 8th Feb, 12:30 for 1pm Ian Barnes (Estates Bursar 2018-present).
Topic: ‘Campus strategy’.
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BVXT
9:00am,
Mon 6th
Weds 8th Mar, 12:30 for 1pm Revd Tim Hunt (Chaplain 2001 – present).
Topic: "Is there a continuing relevance for regular chapel worship/services at school in an increasingly secular age and if so, what is it?".
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BVXU
9:00am,
Mon 6th

Please book onto these events via the Trybooking Links provided, where payment of £15 is taken for the cost of the two-course lunch, including cheese and coffee. Please book your ticket no later than the date and time given.

The OB Club will unfortunately be obliged to charge for cancellations not provided before this date and time and trust this meets with your understanding.

Bar available 12.30-1pm, with contactless payment only.

If you have any difficulty whatsoever booking onto any of these events, please contact Janet Wooff on 01884 232010 or by email.

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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.