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Established in 1895

Established by Headmaster, William Bolland in 1895, the Old Vigornian Club is the alumni association for former pupils of the King’s Foundation. All former pupils are ‘Old Vigornians’ or ‘OVs’. The official Club colours are dark blue and white (the school colours) and chocolate brown; OV ties (first sold in 1900) and pashminas are available to purchase, along with other merchandise items.

Meetings and Dinner

Organised by a committee, which meets in Worcester three times each year, The Old Vigornian Club is responsible for an Annual Reunion Dinner, usually held in College Hall during the May Day bank holiday weekend. The Club’s Annual General Meeting also takes place during the same weekend.

Annual Reunion Dinner

The Annual Reunion Dinner is the highlight of the OV Club’s year. Around 150 OVs and guests attend this black-tie function, traditionally held in College Hall, during the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. The evening includes a drinks reception, sung grace, and a three-course dinner, followed by speeches by the President of the OV Club and the Headmaster. OVs can enjoy displays from the School Archive as well as lively conversation and the chance to meet up with old friends.

The next Annual Reunion Dinner will take place on Saturday 4th May, 2019 in College Hall at King’s, Worcester.

Old Vigornian Club (Full width Image)

Annual General Meeting

The Club’s AGM, held around the same time as the Annual Reunion Dinner in May, elects the OV President and ratifies OV Club accounts and Committee decisions. This is an opportunity for any OV to raise an issue, stand for election or hold the Committee to account.

Agenda for the 2019 AGM

Minutes from the 2018 AGM

Club Rules (Pending Approval at 2019 AGM)

The 2019 AGM will be on Saturday 4th May at 12.00pm in the Vigornian Room in the Keyes Building. Items of business for inclusion in the agenda, as well as apologies, can be sent to honsec@oldvigornians.org.uk 

Working Together

In addition, the Committee supports the work of the Foundation Development & Alumni Relations Office, particularly with support for the Bursary Campaign, which seeks to provide funding for forty, full-fee bursary places (as intended by King Henry VIII) in time for the school’s 500th anniversary in 2041.

The Vigornian Magazine

The school magazine, The Vigornian, includes news from OVs and is distributed to subscribers. Most OVs receive copies of The Vigornian magazine for the first ten years after leaving school; thereafter, this subscription can be renewed for five or ten years. Subscriptions can be renewed by contacting the Hon Sec, OV Club, c/o Foundation Development & Alumni Relations Office, The King’s School, Worcester, 5 College Green, Worcester WR1 2LL.

OV Club Committee

The OV Club Committee meets three times each year and is responsible for managing the business of the OV Club including organising the Annual Reunion Dinner.

2018-19 Committee and Officers

President: David Ogle

Vice President: Vacant

Chairperson: Richard Underwood

Hon Sec: Nick Stephens

Hon Treasurer: John Potter

Hon Social Secretary: Helen Kennedy

Committee Members

Members Emeritus:

Alec Mackie

Roy Padden

 

Elected Members:

Julia Annable (2018)

Nick Clark (2016)

Simon Cronin ( )

Rebecca Day (2018)

David Head (2018)

Will Kerton (2016)

Mike Page ( )

Acting Headmaster: Jon Ricketts

King’s School Alumni Representative: Sophie Borrillo-McLellan

For further information, please e-mail: honsec@oldvigornians.org.uk