Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > The Old Cantabrigian Society > The Old Cantabrigian Society Annual Dinner 2015

The Old Cantabrigian Society Annual Dinner 2015

A look at what was involved in this year's annual OCS Dinner. Included are some photographs of the event.

The College's current rowing captains enjoy a lovely time at the Old Cantabrigian Society Dinner
The College's current rowing captains enjoy a lovely time at the Old Cantabrigian Society Dinner
This year the Old Cantanbrigian Society (OCS) Annual Dinner was held on 28th November. There was a great turn out and the OCS was graced with many new faces, all of whom thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

By kind permission of the Principal, the Old Cantabrigian Society, whose members are all past and present students or staff at Hills Road, held their annual dinner in the Assembly Hall of the College.

The dinner was attended by 98 diners, including 9 current students at the College, ranging in age from 16 to 92. Many had travelled from far afield to attend what is always a most enjoyable evening, involving wining, dining and reminiscing.

The bar, sited in the music recital room, known to most of the older alumni as the gym, opened at 6.00pm with the meal starting at 7.30pm.

After an extravagant and delicious meal involving 5 courses, all joined the President, Chris Hale (59-67), in toasting ‘The Queen’ and ‘Absent Friends’.

Before toasting 'The College',  Phil Johnson (70-77) spoke about his time at the College and later as a medical officer in the army, where he specialised in aviation medicine. In addition to his medical training, he had to qualify as a pilot for both fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.

One particular memory Phil shared, with which many could empathise, was attempting to count the holes in the ceiling tiles of the hall whilst sitting his GCE exams! (Anybody else admitting to this? Did you manage to get an answer?).

The Principal, Linda Sinclair, replied to the toast and told us of some of the recent, very impressive, activities and achievements of the students.

The annual dinner is always a very enjoyable evening. Some attend every year and others less frequently. Some travel considerable differences to attend, including from overseas. Many make a particular effort to contact those who they have perhaps not seen for many years to organise a reunion at the dinner. The seating plans take this into account.

Next year’s dinner will be on Saturday 26th November 2016. Put it in your diary!

Details, when available will be on the Old Cantabrigian website, or from the Dinner Secretary, Joe Worth (01-03)

We look forward to seeing many of you again (and for the first time) next year!

Similar stories

Bill Tutte (14 May 1917 - 2 May 2002)

Remembering Bill Tutte

The "legendary code-breaker" Bill Tutte was a student at Hills Road - then known as Cambridge and County High School for Boys More...

Stable Block
Farewell to the ‘Stable Block’

A new three-storey building, which is planned for completion in spring 2016, will replace the out-dated huts, otherwise … More...

Ian Harvey receiving his medal from Professor Dame Jean Thomas FRS
Ian Harvey receives the Society of Biology's President's Medal

A love and contribution to Biology in Cambridge alongside 40 years of commitment to Hills Road earns Ian Harvey the Soci… More...

Georgia (in green jacket) with Friends
5 Questions with Georgina Elsey

Georgina answers 5 questions and shares some interesting stories and photographs from her time at Hills Road. More...

Cambridge and County School June 1924
College records have been archived

Bringing the Cambridge and County School for Boys and Hills Road Sixth Form College’s archives together into a catalogue… More...

Most read

Max Rushden with current Hills Road students
Interview with Max Rushden

An interview with successful 'Sports Journalist', Max Rushden. Rushden, speaks about life at Hills and how he managed to make a simple interest in foo… More...

A wreath of poppies hangs below the Roll of Honour
Old Cantabrigians in World War One

On Remembrance Day, the College remembers the lives of students and staff who fought in World War One More...

Have your say

This website is powered by