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Events

See below for Winter Lunches.

Date / Time Event Venue Contact
Ongoing (term time)
Tuesdays 6:15pm Blundell's Association (current & past parents) Running Group
Weekly on Tuesday evenings, followed by drinks in Beale 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, followed by drinks in Beale 8:30-9:30pm
Astro Pitch OBC
2023
May 4th The Old Blundellian Cricket Club Complimentary Open Day
Match: SCCC v Northampton CC
* Alternative contact: Tom Cowle via email
Somerset CCC OBC *
10th 1604 Lunch Blundell House DO
18th to 20th Devon County Show with a reception to be held on Thursday 18th May from 2pm to 4pm   DO
24th London Drinks - NEW DATE Upstairs at The Department Store, SW9 8BQ  
25th, 3pm to 5pm Donor VIP Garden Day Blundell’s Garden DO
June 10th OB Day
Please see further information on the OB Day page.
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 1st to 3rd OB Surrey Cricket Tour
Please see the Cricket page for further information.
Surrey OBC
Sept 16th Hare and Hounds Alumni Race   DO
17th Blundell’s Community Rugby Trophy Tournament and Family Day
See further information below.
Blundell's OBC
24th One Day Equestrian Event Pontispool, nr Taunton DO
24th Reichwald Trophy (fives tournament) - date TBC Blundell's OBC
30th Charity Gala Dinner   DO
Oct 11th Winter Lunch – Speakers Jack Maunder (FH 2008-15) or Dean Headley – Blundell’s Director of Cricket. Topic: TBC Beale Centre OBC
14th Class of 1993, 30 Year Reunion   DO
Nov 8th Winter Lunch – Speaker Richard Dyett (M 1966-72). Topic: "A look into the world of Air Traffic Control" Beale Centre OBC
Dec 6th Winter Lunch – Speaker Ian Seaton (OH 1964-69). Topic: "The City of London Corporation and the London Livery companies" Beale Centre OBC
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.

Contact abbreviations:

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Further Information

Blundell’s Community Rugby Trophy Tournament and Family Day – Sunday 17th September 2023

Join members of the Blundell’s community for the third annual Touch Rugby Tournament on Sunday 17th September 2023.

Held at the Beale Centre on Blundell’s Big Field, this family day has lots of entertainment for all the family including a BBQ, cake stall, drinks and kids’ games.

The rugby: Teams of up to 10 are invited to register to compete for the overall winner’s trophy, and the plate trophy.

All ages and abilities welcome, with a focus on fun, rather than fitness!

A set of playing rules, based on the standard RFU touch rugby competition rules, will be issued to all teams prior to the tournament.

Please note - Photos will be taken at this event. They will be posted online on the OB Club section of the school’s website and possibly in future Blundell's publications. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let a member of the organising team know on the day.

Winter Lunch Transcripts

March 2023

At the 8th March Winter Lunch, the Revd Tim Hunt spoke about "Is there a continuing relevance for regular chapel worship/services at school in an increasingly secular age and if so, what is it?"

Please read a transcript of Tim's talk.

October 2022

At the 12th October Winter Lunch, Michael Wade spoke on the topic of "The Rise and Fall of Our Extraordinary Language".

You can listen to Michael's recital of The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, and you can also read the transcript of his talk.

 

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Winter Lunches

Date Speaker and Topic RSVP Date
Early 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".
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
Late 2023
Weds 11th Oct, 12:30 for 1pm Caroline Buirkie Literacy Foundation and Jack Maunder (FH 2008-15).
Topic: TBC
9:00am,
Mon 9th
Weds 8th Nov, 12:30 for 1pm Richard Dyett (M 1966-72).
Topic: "A look into the world of Air Traffic Control"
9:00am,
Mon 6th
Weds 6th Dec, 12:30 for 1pm Ian Seaton (OH 1964-69).
Topic: "The City of London Corporation and the London Livery companies"
9:00am,
Mon 4th

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.