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24 September

118th Annual OV Reunion Weekend Celebrations

On the weekend of 18th September we thoroughly enjoyed welcoming back around 150 Old Vigornians for the 118th Annual OV Reunion Weekend.

We began the day with Bubbly Brunch, where we were joined by OVs and Hon OV former staff. The OV Committee met for their annual AGM and then followed tours of School where OVs were showed round School by an expert team of Monitors. Trips full of reminiscences into College Hall, Edgar Tower and old dormitories were combined with opportunities to admire some of the newer facilities on site including the Michael Baker Boathouse and the Keyes Building.

118th Annual OV Reunion Weekend 2021

The evening saw College Hall transformed for the black-tie OV Reunion Dinner, where friends could reunite and also connect with OVs from different eras. A lovely three-course meal was served and College Hall was buzzing with fun and laughter.

Boards on the stage showed photographs and newspaper excerpts from across the years and provided many a chuckle on the night. The OVs were delighted to meet Gareth Doodes, Headmaster, in person and to hear him speak about the last year and King’s today.

118th Annual OV Reunion Weekend 2021

The Eucharist on Sunday morning saw OV Rev’d Robert Gilbert (Os 85-92) preach and Secretary of the OV Club Nick Stephens (Br 77-84) gave the reading.

Sophie Borrillo-McLellan, Head of Alumni Relations, commented, “After two postponements we were so delighted that the ‘annual’ OV weekend could finally happen and for everyone to have such a fantastic time reuniting and reminiscing!”

You can view all of the photos from the Bubbly Brunch and the OV Reunion Dinner on our Flickr Gallery