Ed Henderson (2&3 South, 1999) on the day he had cook for old friend and Michelin-starred chef Ollie Dabbous (2&3 South, 1999) ‘He’ll be happy with beans on toast,” said a colleague. “It’ll just be nice for him to be cooked for,” said my wife. No one seemed to be ...read more →
The combined Speech Day and OC Day takes place on Sunday June 30. Aside from the usual events which include a formal lunch in Hall as well as a hog roast on Jubilee, a chapel service and a variety of sporting events, this year we have a series of reunions. ...read more →
Mike Payne interviews Martin Williamson (2&3 South 1980), who replaced Nick Meyer as chairman of the Old Cranleighan Society in January. What do you see as the main challenges of your new post as Chairman of the OC Society? We need to work hard to ensure that we look after ...read more →
Over 90 Old Cranleighans attended and thoroughly enjoyed the Over 70s Reunion at the School on Sunday 28 April. Lunch followed coffee and then drinks in a packed Reading Room, and many stayed on for a tour of the School or tea or both. Many thanks to Brian Cole for ...read more →
The 2013 Old Cranleighan Dinner was held on April 26 on the SS Elizabethan, a replica of an 1890’s Mississippi Stern-Wheeled Paddle Steamer, which transported 140 OC diners and dancers down the Thames from Westminster Pier to beyond Tower Bridge and back. It really was an event with a difference ...read more →
The Old Cranleighans reached the third round of the 2013 Halford Hewitt, our best performance in more than two decades, beating Haileybury and Cheltenham before losing to 17-time winners Charterhouse 3-2. The following report from Marcus Ferguson Jones appeared on the OCGS website: We beat Haileybury comfortably. We made slightly ...read more →
An excellent season for the two OC clubs based at Thames Ditton is concluding with success for both the OC hockey and rugby sections. The OC Rugby Club are on the verge of a double promotion after finishing second in Surrey Division One after putting together a run of ten ...read more →
Former racing commentator John Penney (2&3 South 1946) has died at the age of 86. Penney enjoyed a varied career. Assistant to trainer Neville Crump in 1948-49, he held a jumps licence himself from 1952-54 before going on to a journalistic and broadcasting career. He worked for several newspapers in ...read more →
The modern British public would not regard being accused of committing adultery with the Queen’s sister as damaging to a man’s reputation, the High Court was told yesterday. Lawyers for Jacqueline Gold, the owner of the Ann Summers chain of sex shops, are fighting a £500,000 libel case brought by ...read more →
Nick Meyer (2&3 South, 1962) writes: It is 15 years since I took up the reins of Chairman of the Old Cranleighan Society. On the whole, it has been a period of time of immense satisfaction, some frustration, great enjoyment and, at times, the pangs of disappointment have been felt. ...read more →
Welcome to the new OC Society website
Since the first reunion of old boys in 1868 the Old Cranleighans have grown into one of the most successful old boys organisations in the country overseeing the operation of a wide variety of sports, social and professional clubs, helping in a large number of reunions as well as keeping OCs in touch with each other and the School via traditional publications and electronic media.
The OC Society launched its first website in 2001 and we are delighted to unveil this, its third iteration, which has been built thanks to the kind cooperation of the School’s IT department. Please browse and enjoy, email us if you spot any errors, and most of all let the Society know if there are things it could be doing for you which it is not.