About Old Oswestrians
Since the first Old Oswestrian dinner on 1st March 1882 the Society has grown to become a very active body of support who is just as passionate about the School’s future as it is about its past.
An Old Oswestrian’s connection with the School does not stop once they walk through the ‘Last Day’ exit for the final time as a pupil.
The Society endeavours to facilitate a continuing relationship with all Old Oswestrians. We pride ourselves on the tremendous sense of community that our Old Oswestrians have with one another and with the School.
Despite a diverse range of ages, occupations, and interests, we believe the shared experience of years at School creates a great bond for all members of the Society which exists to enable that sense of community to flourish. The Society helps all members to keep in touch, and to continue to support the School in many diverse ways.
Objectives of the Society
- To support the charitable objectives of Oswestry School.
- To maintain, promote and facilitate means of communication and to form a bond between the School and OOs.
- To assist where possible the continuing camaraderie amongst OOs.
- To maintain traditions and help promote the interests of the School.
The management of the Society is the responsibility of an Old Oswestrian Society Committee which, together with the Headmaster, meets termly and is made up of members from across the years.
The Society offers a diverse range of events that allow members to get together. The main event is held in November to mark our Founder’s Day which is held on the last full weekend of November. The weekend includes the Annual Society Dinner. Founder’s Day offers a fun atmosphere for members to regroup, reminisce about the ‘good old days’, share in the School song, “Gaude, plebs redemptionis” then get in some competition against the existing School teams including football, netball or hockey.
There are a variety of other events throughout the year for members, including an annual London Dinner held in May and Golf tournament in June. There is also a Headmaster’s XI vs. Old Oswestrian XI cricket match in July, and finally all Old Oswestrians are welcome to the annual Summer Ball.
If you are an Old Oswestrian and would like to share a story, find an old friend or just update your details, please contact the Alumni Relations Manager, Victoria Evans, or call 01691 681 123. Add your email address to our mailing list to keep up to date with news and events. You can also get Old Oswestrian news via the School's website, Facebook and Twitter as well as the School's termly newsletter.