OAs who left Abingdon in the 1950s and 1960s gathered from near and far for their annual event on Friday 10 May 2019 at Salisbury Cathedral.
Attendees were first invited to a tour of the Cathedral, highlights of which were viewing the best preserved of only four copies of the 1215 Magna Carta, the beautifully designed Catherdral font, and learning that Salisbury Cathedral 'floats' owing to the fact that the foundations did not get built below the level of the summer water table.
We were then treated to Evensong before moving through to the Cloisters for a drinks reception where attendees had the opportunity to begin reminiscing in earnest.
Dinner was served under the Cathedral Spire in the glass-roofed Refectory and this set the scene for our host, The Revd Canon Randell Moll (1960), to address his attendees before introducing Michael Windsor, the Headmaster and Mike Stevens (1968), the Chairman of Governors to speak in turn.
“It was a huge success – great turn-out, inspirational venue, excellent food, articulate speeches, stimulating company” and we very much look forward to sharing details of the 2020 event in due course.