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Events

See below for 2021-22 Winter Lunches.

Date / Time Event Venue Contact
Ongoing (Term time), 6:15pm Blundell's Association (current & past parents) Running Group Prep School car park BA
2022
April 30th, 12pm 50 Year Alumni Reunion (Class of 1971 & 1972)
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BMMZ
Big School, Beale Centre DO
May 7th NEW DATE: 10 Year Alumni Reunion (Class of 2011 & 2012)
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BMCM
Blundell's DO
12th Charity Golf Day at Tiverton Golf Club at 10am. All welcome either as an individual or team. To Book: click here   DO
18th 1604 London Lunch London DO
18th Casual London Drinks nr Brixton from 6pm to 8pm. London DO
19th Garden Open Day. For Blundell’s Supporters and Close Friends with a cream tea in Blundell House Garden from 3pm to 5pm. London DO
21st-22nd National Garden Scheme. Blundell’s Garden from 1pm to 4pm. Pre-booking essential: www.ngs.org.uk   DO
June 18th OB Day
President Leigh Menheneott (2001-2020), Preacher The Rt Revd Nick McKinnel (Bishop of Plymouth and current Governor, 2013-present) and Lesson Reader John Brigden (Former staff, 1996-2011). Please visit the OB Day page for more information.
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BOCD
Blundell's OBC
18th SFPS Lunch   DO
22nd-23rd Giving Day   DO
30th-2nd July Devon County Show
with a Reception to be held on Saturday 2 July
  DO
July 1st OB Club Current OB Parent and Grandparent Speech Day Lunch.   OBC
1st Speech Day Blundell's DO
1st Leavers' Ball Blundell's DO
23rd Mid-Devon Show   DO
Aug - - - -
Sept 17th Thames Hare & Hounds Alumni Race   DO
18th Blundell’s Community Rugby Trophy Tournament and Family Day.   OBC
24th 1950’s to 1960’s Alumni Reunion.   DO
25th (TBC) Reichwald Fives Trophy Tournament   OBC
25th One Day Equestrian Event and Taunton Reception, at
Pontispool Equine Sports Centre nr Norton Fitzwarren
  DO
Oct TBC Charity Dinner    
12th Winter Lunch - Michael Wade (W 1960-63). Topic: ‘The Rise and Fall of Our Extraordinary Language.’ 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. Beale Centre OBC
Dec 7th Winter Lunch - K Lord-Brown (Née Lord, GH 1987-89). Topic: ‘Literary Blundell's - 150 years after the publication of Lorna Doone. Beale Centre OBC
2023
Jan 11th Winter Lunch - Annabel Venning. Topic: "At War With the Walkers: One Family's Extraordinary Story of the Second World War" 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.

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Further Information

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Winter Lunches

These events are subject to Government guidelines and will be confirmed nearer the time.

Date Speaker and Topic RSVP Date
2022
Weds 12th Jan,
12.30 for 1pm
Geoff Edwards (Blundell’s Catering Manager 2006-present)
Topic: "An Obituary to Lumpy Mash and Spotted Dick! – School Catering Through the Ages"
12 noon,
Mon 10th
Weds 9th Feb,
12.30 for 1pm
Peter Maunder (M 1978-82)
Topic: “Tiverton Cloth: The story of the town's woollen trade, 1475-1815”.
Please also see on YouTube a video of a talk given to the Devon and Cornwall Record Society on this subject.
12 noon,
Mon 7th
Weds 9th Mar,
12.30 for 1pm
Nigel Hall (Governor 2014-20, Chair of Governors 2020-present)
Topic: "Who'd Be a Governor?"
Book here: https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BLAN
12 noon,
Mon 7th
Weds 12th Oct, 12:30 for 1pm Michael Wade (W 1960-63)
Topic: ‘The Rise and Fall of Our Extraordinary Language.’
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.
9:00am,
Mon 7th
Weds 7th Dec, 12:30 for 1pm K Lord-Brown (Née Lord, GH 1987-89)
Topic: ‘Literary Blundell's - 150 years after the publication of Lorna Doone.
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"
9:00am,
Mon 9th

The 2-course lunch, including cheese and coffee is £15, bookable only via the links provided. If you have difficulty booking please contact Janet 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.