January 20th 2018 – Preston Grasshoppers Match and Lunch

George Erdozain OS 1961 and Martin Hothersall OS 1972 will again be hosting an OS lunch and informal reunion at Preston Grasshoppers’ match with Kendal on Saturday 20th January 2018. This event is for OS, families and friends and in the past few years has grown to over 50 attendees with OS coming from France, Scotland and the South as well as the North of England. Anyone interested in attending should contact Martin Hothersall at martinhothersall@outlook.com or on 01772 613207.

February 22nd  2018 – The L’ Arche Community

L’ Arche was founded by philosopher Jean Vanier, and supports over 5000 women and men with learning difficulties. We are showing a film in the Centenaries Theatre about the L’ Arche community and there will be representatives from the Preston community here to talk to us about their work, with which many OS have been involved.   All OS, current and former parents, staff and their families are warmly invited to attend. Doors open for drinks and canapés at 6.00pm. The film will start at 6.45pm and will finish at 8.30pm.

For catering purposes it would be helpful if you would advise the Association Office if you plan to attend.

February 24th 2018 – Cross Country – Newton-Carter Trophy at Stonyhurst

This is the annual OS versus Old Ampleforth race with the current school teams also competing.  Friends and family are very welcome to race or support and we would particularly encourage younger OS to take part. Please contact Hugh Dickinson (hughdickinson@hotmail.com or 07989 470826) if you can make it. You can view the booking form here: Cross-Country 2018 Booking Form

March 29th – 1st April 2018 – Easter Retreat

The Easter Retreat takes place at the College from Maundy Thursday until Easter Sunday and all OS and their families are welcome. A booking form will be available in the New Year.

April 8th  – 15th – Santiago de Compostela Pilgrimage

We shall walk from Sarrià  to Santiago along the traditional route – the Camino Francés. Arriving on Sunday, we shall start the walk on Monday morning in Sarria and end the walk on Friday evening in Santiago. We will then attend the Pilgrimage Mass in the Cathedral in Santiago on Saturday and have a supper together on Saturday evening. For further information please click the link below.

https://association.stonyhurst.ac.uk/2017/10/06/santiago-de-compostella-pilgrimage-8th-15th-april-2018/

April 21st 2018 – Wanderers Football Match v the College at 2.00pm

May 10th 2018 – Association Dinner at Leinster House, Dublin

A dinner has been arranged at Leinster House at the invitation of Senator Ronan Mullen. Please click the link below for further details and ticket information.

Dublin 2018 Booking Form

May 12th – 13th 2018 – OS 1993 Reunion

A 25th anniversary reunion for OS 1993 is being arranged at the College. A booking form will be available from the Association Office shortly. We are currently gathering as many email addresses as we can and would be glad to hear from any of you who suspect that the email address we hold for you is out of date so that we can update our records.  Rod Maclean is co-ordinating this and can be contacted at: rodcmaclean@aol.com

June 30th 2018 – Wanderers Croquet v the College

The match will be played on the Front Lawns at the College against current pupils and staff and will be followed by afternoon tea. As numbers are limited it would be helpful if you would contact the OS team Captain Simon Whittle OS 13 at:  s.whit116@gmail.com

July 4th 2018 – Vatican Cricket First XI v The Stonyhurst Gentlemen

As part of their Tour of Light 2018 the Vatican cricket team are playing at Stonyhurst on Wednesday 4th July. The Stonyhurst team will consist of staff, OS and pupils and will take place at the College. Further information about coming along to watch will be available shortly.

July 7th 2018 – OS 1988 Reunion

Booking form about to be distributed!

August 24th – 31st  2018 – Lourdes Pilgrimage

The annual pilgrimage will take place in August as usual, please forward all queries to the Association Office.

September 22nd – 23rd  2018 – OS 1998 Reunion

Do save the date! A reunion for OS 1998 is being arranged at the College. A booking form will be available from the Association Office in the New Year. We are currently gathering as many email addresses as we can and would be glad to hear from any of you who suspect that the email address we hold for you is out of date so that we can update our records.

October 13th  2018– OS 2008 Reunion

A 10th anniversary reunion for OS 2008 is being arranged at the College. We are currently gathering as many email addresses as we can and would be glad to hear from any of you who suspect that the email address we hold for you is out of date so that we can update our records.

October 27th 2018 – Association Annual Dinner

Will be held at Stonyhurst College, the President is Jimmy Burns OS 71 and the Guest Speaker is Brendan Walsh, Editor of The Tablet. Tickets are £75, with a concession for OS aged 25 and under. Please click below for the booking form.

Annual Dinner Booking Form 2018