Reunions in 2010

25 Year Reunion for the Class of 1985 - 17 September

The Class of 1985 met in Johnson Library for pre-dinner drinks on Friday 17 September to celebrate the 25th anniversary of leaving the school. The Head, Katy Ricks welcomed OS from Belgium, Singapore and the UK and gave special mention to house captains and OS couples. Michael Mann, Spokesperson for Agriculture and Rural Development European Commission replied to Katy’s welcome during dinner. Memories of Sevenoaks School were given by Nigel Ball, Mary Painter, Bill Gouldstone and Bryan Jones who also proposed a toast to the School. All too soon Mike Bolton thanked the speakers and closed the evening however the party continued for many OS at the Royal Oak Hotel. An enjoyable evening was had by all and many OS renewed links with their peers and the school.

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Founder's Day Picnic - 3 July

Saturday 3 July dawned with the promise of a lovely day and it delivered, the weather was perfect, full of sunshine and a gentle breeze that kept conditions comfortable.  A small group of OS was welcomed to Manor House where drinks were served.  Old friendships were renewed and new ones were forged.   The memorabilia on display jogged many happy memories, particularly of the visit of Prince Philip to the school in 1966. 

Richard Gunner (Wordsworth 60) brought with him an article about the TS Foundroyant which many pupils at the school in the 1950's may remember if they were lucky enough to have spent a week on board during the Easter holidays.  Information about the ship can be found at

Central London Reunion - 11 June

On Friday 11 June 2010 The Cooperage Pub at London Bridge once again hosted the Central London Reunion.  This year saw a record turn out of OS from 1955 through to 2008.  The largest cohort was from the Class of 2003 as a note about the event had been posted on Facebook by one of the OS from that year.  Thank you Ben!

For many OS it was the first time they had attended a reunion and they enjoyed it immensely.  They hoped they wouldn't have to wait another year for the next one.

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20 Year Reunion for the Class of 1990 - 14 May

On the evening of Friday 14 May members of the Class of 1990 assembled in the Recital Room and foyer area of the new Performing Arts Centre to begin celebrating their 20th Reunion.  The pre-dinner drinks reception provided a great opportunity for frienships to be renewed.  The Head, Katy Ricks, welcomed the Class of 1990 back to the school and gave a brief review of the development of the school over the last 20 years.  Following her welcome a delicious dinner was served in the Dining Hall.  Jonty Hoad replied to the welcome and his comments regarding the bond that Old Sennockians have to the school, even after 20 years, was agreed by all.  The evening was over all too quickly, with everyone agreeing that they had had a truly memorable evening.

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10 Year Reunion for the Class of 2000

It was with great pleasure that members of the Class of 2000 were welcomed back to the school for their Tenth Reunion dinner on Friday 23 April.  This was the first time that many of them had returned to the school and provided a great opportunity to renew friendships and to meet up with some of their old teachers. Pre dinner drinks were taken in the spectacular surrounding of the Recital Room in the brand new Performing Arts Centre.  Following a welcome by Mike Bolton, the Undermaster, dinner was held in the Dining Hall where Katie de Wit replied to the welcome.  It was wonderful to see everyone chatting, laughing and enjoying themselves.

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