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.

July 7th 2018 – OS 1988 Reunion

Do save the date! A reunion for OS 1998 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. To book please complete and return the form below to the Association Office.

Booking Form 1988

August 24th – 31st  2018 – Lourdes Pilgrimage

The annual pilgrimage will take place in August as usual, please forward all queries to the Association Office. See also the Lourdes page for more information.

September 22nd – 23rd  2018 – OS 1998 Reunion

Do save the date! A reunion for OS 1998 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. To book please complete and return the form below to the Association Office.

Booking Form 1998

September 26th  and 27th – A gathering in Toledo and Madrid

Jimmy Burns OS 71,  will lead a morning visit to Cigarral de los Menores, in Toledo, followed by lunch in the Venta de Aires Restaurant, Toledo, on the 26th September. The cost is €20, and a booking form is available from the Association Office.

Those who have already expressed an interest  in attending the British Spanish Society reception at the British Ambassador’s residence in Madrid on 27th September (no charge) will receive a non-transferable invite from the British Spanish Society and will need to reply to them to confirm their attendance.

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. To book please complete and return the form below to the Association Office.

Booking Form 2008

October 27th 2018 – Association Annual Dinner

The dinner will be held at Stonyhurst and will be presided over by Jimmy Burns OBE OS 1971. The guest of honour is Brendan Walsh, Editor of The Tablet. The booking form is on the website. You are advised to book as soon as possible as places are limited.

Annual Dinner Booking Form 2018

December 6th 2018 – Stonyhurst Carol Service at Farm Street, with the Stonyhurst Pilgrimage Trust

A Carol Service for the benefit of the Lourdes pilgrimage, with the Stonyhurst choir. Tickets for the Carol Service and refreshments afterwards will be available shortly.

Reunions 2019

There will be three reunions held at the College in 2019, for those who left in 1979, 1994 and 2009. We will shortly be able to confirm the dates for these and they will be published along with booking forms on the Association website.

January 19th 2019 – Preston Grasshoppers Match

George Erdozain (1961) and Martin Hothersall (1972) will once again be hosting a lunch at Preston Grasshoppers before the 1st XV match v Otley on Saturday 19 January 2019. This event now regularly attracts over 50 attendees including OS and their families, former and current staff and friends but there is always a welcome for more. The day is totally informal consisting of a three course meal followed by the match and the cost of lunch, entrance and programme is £22.50 per head. Bookings can be made by email to martinhothersall@outlook.com or 01772 613207.

April 4th – 10th 2019 – In the Footsteps of St Ignatius, A Stonyhurst Pilgrimage to Spain

Flying to Barcelona, from Manchester or London, staying two nights at L’Avenc in Tavertet, two nights in Montserrat, with visits including one to Manresa, and ending with two nights in Barcelona. This will be a six night pilgrimage, with guided tours and entrance fees included and with coach travel between the towns. A booking form and brochure is being prepared and will be on the Association website by the end of September. Places will be limited and so you are advised to book early.