The 2017 OBS Weekend was held on the 9th and 10th September.


As usual the archives team welcomed visitors to the archives where they could view the archives and generally reminisce whilst enjoying a cup of coffee. It was also the starting point for a tour of the School guided by Prefects.

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Archive Team Leader, Michael Hudson [L] in discussion with a visitor.

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This year due to the dinner in Bushell Hall in the evening the AGM was held in the meeting room above the library. 

The Chairman Roger Ewing took the meeting and addressed the members. Click to read Chaiman's Annual Report.

Election of President: Brian Boumphrey had served his two years as President and stood down. Michael Burrell was elected as President until 2019.

Election of Council: Pippa McKeown stood down from Council. Kirsten Stewart was elected to Council. All other Council members agreed to serve a further year on Council.

In the absence of the Hon. Treasurer,   the treasurer's report was read out by Will Roberts, Hon. Sec.,. The main points can be read in the attached minutes.

The Headmaster, Paul Vicars, addressed the members and the main points of his address can be read in the minutes.

Click for Minutes.

The AGM was followd by a buffet lunch.

As usual during the day various School Teams played OB sides.


A very strong OB XI beat the School XI 10 - 2

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School 1st Team

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OBS Hockey team.


The School 1st Team beat the OBS team 28 - 16.

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School 1st Team


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OBS Team



The School 1st Team beat the OBS team 10 -7. After last year's match the OBS purchased shirts for the OBS team members.


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The School 1st Team


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The OBS team.



The School 1st  Team, despite showing great spirit eventually lost the match 27 - 11

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Both teams.

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The OBS Captain being presented with the winner's trophy by the Headmaster.


In the evening  the Society held a dinner in Bushell Hall. Over 60 people attended and thanks go to Pippa McKeown and Carol Keegan , Alumni Officer, who organised the event. Hopefully this event can be repeated next year and more members will be able to attend.

Attendees table plan 


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On Sunday OBs attended a Choral Evensong in the Chapel. The Chaplain, Father Mark Turner, welcomed the preacher the Rev. Simon Chesters, Director of All Saints Centre for Mission and Ministry.


The Society looks forward to welcoming even more of you at the 2018 weekend.