On Wednesday 30 September 2009 the very first OA Club Professional Dinner took place. Sir Vivian Ramsey (1968) hosted the event in the glorious setting of Middle Temple for members of the legal profession and the evening was a huge success!
The evening began with a drinks reception in the Queen’s Room, after which the party of around 30 lawyers, law students and legally-minded sixth formers moved to dinner in the Parliament Chamber. All the major constituents of the Abingdon School Community were represented – the law professionals attending included OAs, Governors and both current and former parents. The OAs in attendance represented the full spectrum of the legal profession – from High Court Judges to newly qualified solicitors.
The feedback we have received from those who attended the event has been unanimously positive. The venue was stunning, the food delicious and the company truly delightful. While any OA Club event has the potential to be a great networking opportunity, the specifically professional focus of the evening made for a brilliant atmosphere in that respect.
We are enormously grateful to Sir Vivian, who very kindly hosted the event, spoke most eloquently after the meal and put a great deal of time and energy into making the whole evening a tremendous success. His continuing support of the work of Abingdon School and the OA Club is very much appreciated.