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Events

See below for 2021-22 Winter Lunches.

Date / Time Event Venue Contact 1
Ongoing (Term time), 6:15pm Blundell's Association (current & past parents) Running Group Prep School car park BA
2022
Sept 11th OBCC Cricket Match. Glenthorne Cup: v Lynton & Lynmouth Lynton Richard Pugsley 2
17th Thames Hare & Hounds Alumni Race   DO
18th Blundell’s Community Rugby Trophy Tournament and Family Day.
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BQJG
  OBC
24th 1950’s to 1960’s Alumni Reunion
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BSGT
  DO
25th One Day Equestrian Event and Taunton Reception, at
Pontispool Equine Sports Centre nr Norton Fitzwarren
  DO
Oct TBC Charity Dinner    
2nd Reichwald Fives Trophy Tournament
For further information and to book: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BTCX
  OBC
12th Winter Lunch - Michael Wade (W 1960-63). Topic: ‘The Rise and Fall of Our Extraordinary Language.’
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BSTM
Beale Centre OBC
Nov 9th Winter Lunch - Richard Peirce (NC 1962-65). Topic: ‘Lions, Bones & Bullets’, supported by the showing of an award-winning film about lion farming. Further information can be found on Richard's website.
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BSTN
Beale Centre OBC
Dec 7th Winter Lunch - Kate Lord-Brown (née Lord, GH 1987-89). Topic: ‘Literary Blundell's - 150 years after the publication of Lorna Doone.
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BSTO
Beale Centre OBC
2023
Jan 11th Winter Lunch - Annabel Venning. Topic: "To War With the Walkers: One Family's Extraordinary Story of the Second World War"
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BSTP
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
Mar 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

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
2022
Weds 12th Oct, 12:30 for 1pm Michael Wade (W 1960-63)
Topic: ‘The Rise and Fall of Our Extraordinary Language.’
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BSTM
9:00am,
Mon 10th
Weds 9th Nov, 12:30 for 1pm Richard Peirce (NC 1962-65)
Topic: ‘Lions, Bones & Bullets’, supported by the showing of an award-winning film about lion farming. Further information can be found on Richard's website.
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BSTN
9:00am,
Mon 7th
Weds 7th Dec, 12:30 for 1pm Kate Lord-Brown (Née Lord, GH 1987-89)
Topic: ‘Literary Blundell's - 150 years after the publication of Lorna Doone.
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BSTO
9:00am,
Mon 5th
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".
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BSTP
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.