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