The 153rd Annual Alumni Dinner

The Alumni team were delighted to host the 153rd Annual Alumni Dinner in our Vanbrugh Theatre on Saturday 7 September.

The joint event with CAOKS was a hugely enjoyable evening with more than 75 alumni returning to the school for an evening of great company, food and wine. Prior to the dinner several former pupils enjoyed a tour of the school, led by current sixth formers. Our first guest speaker Seb Neal, Head of Faculty of Languages and Humanities gave an amusing and informative speech covering aspects of the school’s 478-year history. He was followed by Alan Vallance, CEO of The Royal Institute of British Architects, who presented several fascinating slides from RIBA’s historical archive. These included original drawings of the working drawing for the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and Richard Morris Hunt in 1884 and drawings of the restoration of Chester Cathedral by Charles Hussey in 1845. This was the first time the dinner had been held at the school since 2007 and was greatly enjoyed by all.

OKS Stephen Howarth contacted the school to say “Congratulations on organising an outstanding dinner last Saturday. It was very enjoyable.”

OKS Jim Brotherhood commented “I thoroughly enjoyed the company of those attending, met a lot of old chums and some new ones. I thought the dinner menu and choice of wines/prices were excellent. I appreciated the brevity of the speeches and the humour and information in Seb’s speech.”

After the success of this event, we are already looking forward to organising it next year!

If you couldn’t make it to this years Alumni Dinner, then why not try and join us in London for our King’s in the Capital event! Anthony Fletcher, CEO of graze will discuss his journey to success, including the highs and lows and what he’s learnt about business along the way. Book your ticket here.