Annual Dinner 2017

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The119th Old Boys’ Society Dinner takes place on
Saturday 11th November, 2017

Venue : School Dining Room
Time : 7:30pm

After last year’s record attendance, the 119th dinner promises well.
We’re told that ours is the best attended Old Boys’ Society dinner in Bristol.
 
The Annual Dinner is a great opportunity to meet old school friends from years ago. If you’d like to put together a reunion table we can probably help you find the people from your year.
 
To give it a more relaxed atmosphere this year, we’re going to change the format and make it less formal. It will be a buffet style dinner and the dress code will be lounge suits.
 
Ticket prices will be announced soon.
 
Tea & Tour
On the same Saturday at 3:00pm, Steve Ryan (former Deputy Headmaster) will be at the front door to welcome any Old Elizabethans and their families for a brief tour of School followed by a cup of tea! This is always a popular and fun event.
There is no need to register but if you do plan to bring a large group it would help if you emailed Fiona Ledger, to make sure there’s enough tea and cake available.

Last year’s 118th Old Boys’ Society Dinner was held at school on Saturday 12th November.

It was a sell-out with a record number of guests – well over 100 in attendance – and dignitaries including the Lord Mayor.

The Dinner provided a great opportunity for Old Elizabethans, current and former staff, along with current senior boys to mingle and to unite with old school friends from years ago.

There were some significant Year groups attending: the 1976 Starters, celebrating 40 years formed a traditional long table with 23 attending; the 1956 and 1962 Starters made up a table of 10 each; and then there were the 1996 Leavers celebrating 20 years since leaving with 13 in attendance.

Tea & Tour

On the Saturday afternoon, Andrew Lewis-Barned (Development Director), Steve Ryan (former Deputy Headmaster) and Mrs Debbie White (School Secretary) were at the front door to welcome Old Elizabethans and their families for a tour of School and the new Science facilities, followed by cake and a cup of tea! This is always a popular and fun event and this year brought about 80 visitors, old and young.

Click HERE to see more photos of the afternoon and evening.

recitalAlso, during the afternoon the School staged a special recital for donors who contribute to Bursaries at the school. It was performed by Laurence Yip with his brother Aden – two talented violinists who attend the National Youth Orchestra. Amongst the audience was John Cox who, during his illustrious career, was the first director of production at Glyndebourne, Artistic Director of Scottish Opera and Production Director at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.