2021 Association Dinner


We have decided to organise our Annual Reunion Dinner for Saturday November 20th at The Highcliff Marriott Hotel, West Cliff, Bournemouth, starting at 7pm to be seated for 7.30pm. As always we are very pleased to extend an invitation for a Representative Member of the Old Tauntonians to join us as our guest, thus keeping the connection between the two schools alive, despite the fact that Tauntons shared our premises over 80 years ago.

The cost is £32.00 per member and £35.00 per non-member and the preferred method of payment is by bank transfer to Old Bournemouthians’ Association: Sort Code 20-11-39, Account Number 10339636. Please enter your surname followed by 21 as a reference. Tables of up to ten can be organised via the following link: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspxid=DQSIkWdsW0yxEjajBLZtrQAAAAAAAAAAAAMAAI4Y1kRUN0lDUzJaMDlISzJMOURNUlNVQk5TT0RCTC4u

If you are unable to access this link then please book directly with Ian Underwood, our Dinner Secretary, at underwoods4@yahoo.co.uk. Once again we have decided to open the event so that members may bring spouses/partners if they wish and we would appreciate early bookings so that we can organise seating. Dress is either black tie or lounge suits.

Our confirmed speaker this year is our former Chairman of Old Bournemouthians and former Chairman of School Governors, David Sidwick, who is now the Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner and we all look forward to hearing of his reminiscences of his time at School. We also look forward to hearing about some of the challenges his new role has brought.

2020 Dinner Cancelled

It is with regret that we have decided to cancel the 2020 Annual Dinner due to concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

We have however set a date for the 2021 Dinner which will be held at the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel on Saturday 20th November 2021. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

News of Old Bournemouthians

A new initiative is to post a periodic “News of OB’s” section to keep the Association and its members up-to-date, so please, dear alumnus, get in touch!

The type of information we’d like to share is: careers, locations, degrees / qualifications, family, news of other OB’s, dates & memories at school, etc. All generations of alumni are encouraged to contribute!

Below are extracts from the 1913 and 1974 editions of The Bournemouthian (clearly pupils didn’t have Christian names until the seond half of the Twentieth Century). Sadly the practice of publishing OB news died along with the magazine in the early 2000s, but hopefully this can be changed.

2019 Dinner Booking Now Available

It’s best to organise a table of your friends/contemporaries together (max. ten / table), so please spread the word amongst those of your year group who you’re still in touch with!

The Dinner will be on 15th November at the Highcliff Marriott Hotel. Please return with payment by 31st October. All details to be found in the form above.

Reminder: September Rugby Fixture

Sunday 8th September, 11:00, on the East Way playing fields.

All are invited to the inauguration of this event, in which two teams of OB’s will play a game of football followed by a game of rugby. There will be a BBQ and soft drinks available, but please feel free to bring along your own refreshments, alcoholic or otherwise!

The purpose of the event is to raise money for new school sports kits and to encourage the growth of the Old Bournemouthians’ Association.

The PE Dept. have already been organising the teams; spread the word so we have good attendance and a great day, with the view to hosting more events like this in the future!

September Rugby Fixture

Save the date! On Sunday 8th September 2019, the Old Bournemouthians’ Association will be hosting a rugby and football event between two teams of Old Boys. There will be a BBQ and marquee set up on the East Way playing fields from 11:00.

We are hoping to establish this as an annual event which shall attract more and more OB’s each year. All are welcome – get in touch with your old school friends and come along to support the event!