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Old Exonian Day 2018

On Saturday 22 September, over seventy former pupils and members of staff revisited the school to share memories, renew acquaintances and to experience their alma mater as it is now. Some had been back to school quite recently, but alumnus Colin Williams had not seen the school since he left it in 1947!

A tour of the facilities (in a downpour of rain) led onto a delicious lunch in the Dining Hall. There followed a presentation by the Headmaster about recent events and developments, a delightful concert by current Music Scholars in the Chapel, and a cream tea.

Archivist Kevin White prepared a fascinating display of decades of school photographs and memorabilia. Visitors also admired a newly-installed plaque in the Chapel, in honour of former Head Boy and Chairman and President of the OE Club, the late Joe Mullins.

In the evening, a four-course dinner was enjoyed in the Butterfield Hall, hosted by OE Club Chairman James Brown and his committee. Speakers included the recently-retired Director of Alumni Relations, John Davidson, and the Headmaster.

A most informative and entertaining after-dinner address was delivered by Dr Martin Robson of Exeter University, on the connections between Exeter and the Royal Navy. He kindly presented a signed copy of his book, “A History of the Royal Navy: Napoleonic Wars” to the school.