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Christmas at The Club at The Ivy
We are inviting all friends of the School to join us for what is set to be a fantastic pre-Christmas event. Please come and enjoy festive drinks and canapés at the exclusive The Club at The Ivy, on Friday 4 December from 6.30pm onwards. Hosted in the contemporary top floor Loft of The Club, this will give parents and Old Oundelians the chance to visit an otherwise exclusive members’ only club. We are delighted to announce that we will also be showcasing three of our talented Oundle student musicians on the night; Catherine Winterton (D) - Singer; Henry Sleight (L) - Clarinettist; Crawford Johnston (L) – Saxophonist, who, along with Head of Woodwind, David Milsted on the String Bass, will be entertaining us with a variety of Jazz. Spaces are limited so please book your tickets soon and by Friday 20 November. Tickets can be purchased here.


Old Oundelian Magazine Issue
OOs will have noticed this year's Old Oundelian magazine has a fresh new design. The magazine's new editor Simon Redfern (Sc 75) has brought in a variety of new features, whilst still retaining some of the old favourites. This year's edition includes interviews with OOs Norman Smith (G 77), Assistant Political News Editor at the BBC, and Anna Turney (K 97) who has retired from her successful paralympic skiing career and become a motivational speaker. If you haven't received a copy of the magazine or would like another one, please contact the OO Club Secretary with your address to Jane Fenton

A Plea From The Archives

The Oundle School Archive comprises many different types of records reflecting the School community. Much of the material has been digitised to enable preservation and access to a wider audience, and recently, a selection of documents has made been available to view online.

The Archive collection is still growing, and we are always delighted to accept items, documents and photographs that are connected with the School. We are particularly looking for any memorabilia from Laxton Grammar School. Should you wish to contact the Archives, please do so here.


Arts Dates for The Diary

Community Carols
Wednesday 9 December - 15.00 - Two Acre Club
An afternoon of Christmas festivities with refreshments for the Oundle community, hosted by Oundle School Community Action (CA). All welcome, free of charge. To book a place, please contact the CA Office

Into Christmas
Wednesday 9 December - 19.45 - Great Hall
Back by popular demand, we move boldly into Christmas with favourite festive classics and songs, via solo and ensemble performances, along with a few dramatic, entertaining and class sketches.

Thursday 3 - Saturday 5 December - 19.45 - Stahl Theatre
The White Rabbit is late, the Cheshire Cat won't stop grinning, the Queen of Hearts is busy wielding her power and the Hatter is, well, mad. In the middle of it all is Alice, a young girl with a vivid imagination and a family in crisis. Based on Lewis Carroll's classic tale, Laura Wade's bold reinterpretation breathes fresh life into a much-loved story about rabbit holes, pocket watches and talking caterpillars. Performed by Oundle School and the 'Wonderland Band' - it's Wonderland, 150 years on. By Laura Wade, Directed by Naomi Jones.

OO Talent (A Sneak Preview for Next Quarter)
Saturday 16 - Saturday 30 January 2016
An exhibition from Old Oundelians who are working in the Arts. There will be painters, designers, photographers, product designers and fashion designers. (To be confirmed). 

Sixth Form Lecture Series
Oundle School organises a weekly lecture series on a wide range of topics, presented by eminent speakers. Admission is free and members of the general public are welcome in the top gallery:

Dr Dmitri Levitin (Fellow of All Souls)
Friday 27 November - 14.30 - Stahl Theatre
The Making of the Modern World

Mike Hurst
Friday 4 December - 14.30 - Great Hall
A History of Popular Music



Oundle vs. Uppingham Rugby 1st XV
On Saturday 7 November, Oundle played against Uppingham at home. It was not a vintage display of schoolboy rugby, but this is often the case in a local derby, and there will be no complaints given the impressive 38-3 score line. First half was a tight and cagey affair with a number of Oundle mistakes preventing any sustained pressure, allowing Uppingham to stay in the game. The second half proved to be much more fruitful for the home side and an early score seemed to kill off Uppingham. With a feeling that the win was now assured, Oundle kept the pressure on and despite the conditions, tried to play a slightly more expansive game which gave James Keane (L) a brace of tries and resulted in an imposing score line. Perhaps not the thriller the crowd deserved, nevertheless the Millington Boot remains in Oundle after a satisfying victory over our traditional rivals. To read more from Sports at Oundle this week, please click here.

Support for Oundle School Careers Department
The Careers Department works with the Oundle Society by drawing on our vast and diverse resource network to provide pupils with the opportunity to attend work experience placements and seek careers advice from professionals.

In the current highly competitive market, both for university places and graduate employment, work experience is vital, and provides pupils with an opportunity to develop transferable skills, build up their CV's and learn about different industries. By starting to learn about the process of researching and applying for placements whilst at School, pupils will be well-equipped to apply for undergraduate internships, and, later, graduate positions. We should be delighted to hear from you if you or your organisation are prepared to:

- Offer work experience placements (anything from one day to two weeks), or,
- Attend careers events at the School. Any offers of help would be most gratefully received.

Your details would be added to the Careers Department database and matched to individual pupils' enquiries. Please contact Helen Stubbings in the Careers Department if you would like to help: T: 01832 277175 E:

The Return of OSCAR Radio
OSCAR Radio is back on air from 10 November. The upcoming broadcast will run from 10th November - 8th December on 87.9FM. Listeners will be able to tune in on their radios or use the live streaming utility on OSCAR’s website at where they can also listen to Podcasts. The constantly updated website enables listeners all over the globe to be able to listen in and access the programme and information about OSCAR.  To tune in, please click the link here.