The second annual Old Verlucian dinner, brilliantly organised by Stella Aldridge and Emma Brumby, was held on an absolutely glorious evening in June. The atmosphere of the event matched the weather and Thomas Arnold Hall was alive with fun, laughter and reminisces long into the evening.

Although for everyone present it was great to catch up, this was particularly poignant for OVs from 1981-1983, led by Tyrone Urch (OV81). For many of them this was the first time in 36 years that they had met on campus, and some even tackled the Cross Country route once more! It was also a pleasure to welcome back Honorary OV Glynis Sharp. A former Head of Girl’s Games and Geography teacher, Glynis is still in contact with many Old Verlucians from different generations and has been a strong supporter of the recent revival of the OVs.

After a customary sumptuous feast provided by Alex Rall and his team it was wonderful to see Old Verlucians of different generations mix with each other so easily. Being relaxed in each others company is very much a feature of the pupils of the past as well as the present. After coffee, Tyrone Urch offered a wonderful, heartfelt vote of thanks to the School and the Headmaster on behalf of the Old Verlucians, encouraging all those present to support the school in whatever way they can in the forthcoming years. 

Thank you to everyone that attended. To find out more about forthcoming OV events please contact Stella Aldridge.

Graeme McQueen, Head of Development & Alumni