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Old Abingdonian Club

Dear Old Abingdonian,

Welcome to the latest OA Club e-newsletter.

The summer is now well underway which means that there are many OA events just around the corner. This newsletter looks forward to a variety of sporting, social and study-related OA occasions ranging from OA Rugby to Henley Royal Regatta and a special Hong Kong Drinks. 

The OA Club is always eager to promote the news and achievements of Abingdon's alumni community, so please do get in touch if you have updates of your own to share – especially as we gear up for work on the next edition of the Griffen.

We look forward to hearing from you.

24 May 2019
Hong Kong Drinks

This summer our inaugural Hong Kong Drinks will take place at The American Club, The Town Club, Forty Niner, Floor 49, 2 Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong. Come along and join us for a beer and a catch up from 4-6pm. With thanks to OA Philip Wong (2004), for organising the venue. For more information, click here.

The American Club, Hong Kong - Sunday 7 July

Year Group Reunions

Year Group Reunions for 1949, 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2009 and 2017 will be held at Abingdon School. The evening will begin with a Chapel Service followed by a drinks reception, tours of the school and culminating in a Buffet Dinner. For more information, click here.

Abingdon School - Saturday 15 June

OA Croquet

OAs are invited to return to the lawns of Whitefield for a complimentary afternoon of croquet from 1:30pm with refreshments throughout. For more information, click here. 

Whitefield, Abingdon School - Saturday 15 June

OA Cricket

After last year's success, we're delighted to invite OAs, staff and their families to either play in or spectate the 2019 OA Twenty20 fixture. A BBQ will run from 7:00 pm and other refreshments will be available throughout. For more information, click here. 

War Memorial Field, Abingdon School - Friday 21 June

Bringing the MCC to Abingdon

OA cricketers will be pleased to know that we are in advanced talks with the MCC to set up an MCC Foundation outreach Hub at Abingdon School. As a result, the School will become a regional focus for cricket development and Abingdon pupils will gain coaching opportunities and leadership experience during the winter season.

MCC Hubs work with educational partners to deliver free cricket coaching to state-educated 11-17 year old boys and girls. Through this, they aim to improve skills, boost confidence and increase access to competitive cricket opportunities.

Read more about this exciting cricket partnership here.

OA Tennis

Get your rackets ready for the forthcoming OA Tennis fixture. Play is likely to consist of pairs of OAs vs OAs in one-set doubles matches, played on rotation. Pimm's, strawberries & cream and other refreshments will be available throughout for both players and spectators. Arrival from 1.30pm. For more information, click here. 

MUSA Tennis Courts, Abingdon School - Saturday 22 June

Henley Royal Regatta

Friday 5 July
We're looking forward to seeing many striped rowing blazers at the OA Club's strawberries and Pimm's event at the Friends of Abingdon School Boat Club tent in Henley Cricket Club car park during the afternoon tea interval (usually between 4pm and 5pm).

Saturday 6 July
Join the OA Club Chairman, Ken Welby (1984), for a drink on the Saturday of Henley. Please make your way to L54 in Lion Meadow during the afternoon tea interval.

For more information, click here. 

Loose Limbed Collective

Loose Limbed Collective is taking its first ever production "Contact Light" to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
A networking event will be held in the Pianodrome on Tuesday 20 August from 10pm-1am where Jeremy is hoping to stage a showcase performance. He would be happy to hear from OA artists who are interested in taking part. Email jeremy.taylor@abingdon.org.uk or for more information, click here

Pianodrome, Edinburgh - Tuesday 20 August

OA Rugby

OAs are invited to return to Abingdon School’s Waste Court Field to compete in a 15-a-side Rugby match kicking off at 11:00 am.We will also be introducing a touch game element for those who want to avoid full-contact.
Players, spectators, family and friends are encouraged to join us for a great game and an extensive post-match buffet lunch in the Sports Centre Hospitality Suite. For more information, click here. 

Waste Court Field, Abingdon School - Saturday 31 August

Sixth Form Careers Evening

We are now in search of several early- to mid-career stage OAs who can volunteer valuable career guidance at the School's forthcoming Sixth Form Careers Evening from 6-10pm. Click here for more details or here to sign up. 

Beech Court, Abingdon School - Friday 15 November

The 1563 Society

Abingdon's new Legacy Society, The 1563 Society, aims to recognise and thank during their lifetime, those who have decided to leave a Legacy to Abingdon and to encourage further pledges. The Headmaster will be delighted to welcome members of the society to a Legacy Lunch on Saturday 14 September.
If you have not already let us know of your legacy pledge, please email alexa.broad@abingdon.org.uk. 

Read the inaugural Legacy publication here.

OAs in the News

OA Toby Marlow's (2013) SIX, ‘the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre’ (✭✭✭✭✭ The Evening Standard) was nominated for 5 Olivier awards. A modern re-telling of the six wives of Henry VIII, this is one not to be missed. For more information, click here. 

OA George Cowie (2005) has directed a documentary in collaboration with the Guardian titled 'Someone Elses War'. To view the film, click here.

OA Belts

Belts in OA colours are available to purchase from Pioneros, a family business with strong OA links. Please visit pioneros.co.uk or call +44 (0)1491 671177 for more information, and use the code 'Abingdon10' to receive a 10% discount on your order!  

OA Ties

OA ties in two designs can also be ordered through the OA Club Office. Ties cost £20 (each) via collection, or £25 inclusive of P&P. For more details, please email oa.club@abingdon.org.uk.

Social Media

Follow the OA Club on social media for the latest news, events, networking opportunities and more:

Twitter - @oldabingdonians
Instagram - @oldabingdonians
Facebook - Old Abingdonian Club
LinkedIn - Old Abingdonian Club


With best wishes,

Ken Welby (1984)

OA Club Chairman

In this e-Newsletter
Future events

OA Croquet - Saturday 15 June, Abingdon School. Click here. 

Year Group Reunions (1949, 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2009, 2017) - Saturday 15 June, Abingdon School. Click here.

360 Degrees (previously UCAS2) - Friday 21 June, Abingdon School. Click here. 

OA Cricket - Friday 21 June, Abingdon School. Click here. 

OA Tennis - Saturday 22nd June, Abingdon School. Click here.

Henley Royal Regatta - Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July, Henley-on-Thames. Click here. 

Hong Kong Drinks - Sunday 7 July, The American Club, Hong Kong. Click here.

OA Rugby - Saturday 31 August, Abingdon School. Click here.

Sixth Form Careers Evening - Friday 15 November, Abingdon School. Click here. 

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