Past Presidents’ Lunch Friday 8th February 2019
A big learning curve!
A message from Rosie Croom OB
We are very excited to have started a project to ensure the history of BGS is preserved and available in a format that we can share with our community.
You are all very welcome to join us at our monthly meeting at Redland Tennis Club on Friday 1 February 2019 at 12.30pm. This month our guest speaker will be Ann Revill. Guests are very welcome too - just let us know their name when you book. Please reserve a ticket online and then pay on the door online or alternatively phone John Crichard 0117 9687451.
Following on from our successful events last year the next of these informal breakfasts is to be held in the Foyer of the 1532 Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday 6 March 2019. Parents from across the School, together with past parents and Old Bristolians are invited to come along and meet each other in an informal setting. This is a regular event for our School community, where a group of business professionals with the shared common interest of Bristol Grammar School can meet up and share their ideas. We will be asking some Sixth Form pupils to join us together with staff and former staff which will also give attendees the opportunity to find out about what is happening at the School. We are delighted that we will be joined by OBs Matt Wilson and Joe Murley, who will give a short presentation on their new business venture. Come and hear about their business Datemakers, described by Tech Spark as "Injecting some digital delight into the South West’s love bugs is Bristol-based startup DateMakers, the web app that’s making it easier than ever to find unique activities to impress your date and keep that all-important spark going strong" The event will be free – but will have limited spaces which will be allocated on a "first come first served basis". We ask that you let us know if you can’t make it so that others can have the opportunity to come along. Look forward to seeing you on 6 March.
Charter Day, held at Bristol Cathedral, is one of the key events in the BGS calendar. It is the occasion when we celebrate King Henry VIII’s granting of the School Charter in 1532, and when the School is on show to the people of Bristol. The tradition of wearing a daffodil was established by the wife of Cyril Norwood, and the service was moved to the Cathedral in John Garrett’s time. The date of the charter granted to Bristol Grammar School was 17 March 1532. A few tickets will be avaialble to attend and are offered on a first come first served basis. Please click below to register your interest.
Saturday 16th March 2019 The Great Hall, Bristol Grammar School Reception 6.30 for 7.30pm Dress: Black Tie Ticket Prices £45.00 for all Old Bristolians and guests £340.00 for a table of eight £25.00 for all students and members of the Upper Sixth The Six Nations match, England v Scotland will be screened beforehand live at BGS - bar available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are thinking of coming to watch. Menu Baked Breaded Camembert Blackberry Compote * Beef Daube Provençale (M) Toasted Red Onion & Gruyere Crouton Or Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Pesto (V) Filo Parcel * Blackberry & Apple crumble Vanilla Bean Custard Or Duo Chocolate Truffle * Coffee
Thank you to OB Richard Gould for arranging for us to hold this year's dinner at the Kia Oval. Tuesday 14th May 2019 The India Room, Kia Oval, Kennington, London. SE11 5SS Drinks on the terrace 6.30 for 7.30pm Dress: Business attire Ticket Prices £65.00 for all Old Bristolians and guests £25.00 for all students and members of the Upper Sixth Menu Smoked mackerel pate pickled cucumbers and crispy bread wafers or Pea panna cotta Pickled heritage carrots, olive crumb ******* Sticky braised brisket Champ potatoes, tender stem broccoli and peppercorn sauce or Celeriac and beetroot tart Goats cheese, sage crisps ******* Chocolate mousse Honeycomb and salted caramel ******** Coffee Wine is also included with dinner Any questions please contact the Old Bristolians Office: email@example.com