On behalf of your President and the Committee of the Old Cryptians’ Club, I am pleased to invite you to the Old Cryptians’ Club AGM and Annual Reunion Dinner.
For the second year running, the event will be held at the Church of St Mary de Crypt and the Old Crypt Schoolrooms, Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1PT. The venue, which completed a major renovation last year, proved very popular at the 2019 dinner, which was very well attended.
Saturday, 28th March 2020
6.15 p.m. The Club’s Annual General Meeting, The Old Crypt Schoolrooms
6.45 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. The 119th Annual Reunion Dinner, The Church of St Mary de Crypt
The cost of dinner (exclusive of wines) will be £32.00 for OC Club members and partners, £36.00 for non-membersand£20.00 for school sixth formers and students.
There will be a cash bar open from 6p.m. for pre-dinner drinks and wine to accompany the meal. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the evening.
The guest speaker will be Rob Holliday (1970-77). Rob has had a varied career in aviation as an Airline Captain and Flight Safety Manager. He also found time to represent GB at rowing, winning medals in the World Championships. He will propose the toast to “The Old Cryptians’ Club” after which your President, Adam Ashby, will respond on behalf of the Club with, “Floreat Schola Cryptiensis”.
The Dress code for men is lounge suits/jacket and tie and for ladies the appropriate equivalent.
Please feel free to circulate this invitation widely and use the event to meet with as many of your OC friends and contemporaries as possible.
Spaces are limited to 10 tables of 10 diners, i.e. 100 maximum. Demand is likely to be high, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Your President looks forward to greeting you on 28th March.
It is with great disappointment that the committee have decided to cancel the annual dinner on March 28th 2020.
This is not a decision we have taken lightly, but with the general uncertainty around Covid-19 we feel it is better to cancel now with a little notice on our own terms than face the potential of being forced to cancel at the last minute.
We will be in touch with all members who have already paid for tickets.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM 2020) will take place at a future date which we are working on now. It is likely to be coincident with the next committee meeting on 12th May at 19:30 at the School, but the details will need to be confirmed with the school and an update and invitation will be sent to all members.
I sincerely apologise for taking this action, but it seems to be the sensible option.
Take part in Gloucester’s very first VIRTUAL Santa Fun Run and help a very worthwhile charity.
Run, Walk, Stroll or Jog a 5 kilometre course:
The plan was to do the fun run on Saturday 5th December 2020 in the city but obviously due to COVID19 we cannot in all honesty have the fun run and promise to keep everyone safe and lets face it we wouldn’t be doing our job if we weren’t keeping everyone safe.
Dr. Steve Ward – BLACK PERFORMERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY CIRCUS
Dr. Steve Ward (’63-’70) has published a short article “Black Performers of the 19th Century Circus” for Black History Month and as a precursor to his next book Artistes of Colour; Ethnic Diversity and Representation in the Victorian Circus will be published by the Modern Vaudeville Press in February 2021.
The latest edition of The Cryptian magazine has been published as an online only magazine and is available to all members and non-members.
This edition is available for download as well as the online presentation but we felt that the logistical and administration burden of sending physical copies to members was too much given the huge additional workload that school office is under during this pandemic period.