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THE OD

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events & Reunions

1983–1989 OD Reunion

OD

Events and Reunions

JOD Day 2015

“Had the loveliest day at the Dragon

School. So lovely to be reunited

with friends and teachers who

mean so much.”

Imelia Taylor (OD 2012)

“The dinner was

delicious and the wine

flowed as freely as the

conversations with

many old faces/friends

whom all had interesting

life stories to tell.”

Edward Searle, (OD 1985)

“It was really great

fun to catch up with

everyone after so long...

Thank you for an

excellent evening.”

Tom Grand, (OD 1988)

“It was a great evening

and fantastic to catch

up with people from

the past (even if hard

to recognise them

at times!). It brought

back some wonderful

memories of a very

special childhood and

made me realise how

privileged I was to

be able to attend the

School.”

Ben Gannon, (OD 1988)

The reunion for 1983–1989 Old Dragon

leavers at the Dragon on Friday 20th March

2015 achieved the highest attendance for

this generation, with 130 guests at the

dinner. Headmaster, John Baugh, spoke to

the ODs about the School now and how

the ethos of ‘robust informality and relaxed

rigour’ at the Dragon has remained very

much intact since Skipper’s day. Several

former members of staff also joined ODs

at the dinner, amongst them was guest

speaker, Chris Stuart-Clark who amused

listeners with his warm reflections on

children of the 80s learning to swim in the

River Cherwell.

250 Junior Old Dragons, from leaving years

2010-2014, and their parents filled the Dining

Hall on Saturday 21st March to celebrate the

2015 JOD Day. All current staff members

were present and were delighted to have

the opportunity to see their former pupils

again. John Baugh gave a warm welcome to

the ODs, and encouraged them to remain

in contact with the School throughout their

education and as they launch their careers.

JOD Days take place biennially. As

Dragons move into their new schools and

universities, they are encouraged to update

us with their news and contact details.