Alumni Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

Please find a list of upcoming events below – if you haven’t received an invitation and would like to attend please get in touch with the office at – we would be delighted to have you there.

London drinks and class of 2014 anniversary – Thursday 22 February 2024 – further details below

Exonian lecture – Professor Ed Hawkins MBE (1969-1980) – Tuesday 19 March 2024 – further details and booking link below

Donors’ lunch – Saturday 23 March 2024

Class of 1954 anniversary – Thursday 18 April 2024

London dinner – Wednesday 22 May 2024

Cross country race – Saturday 15 June 2024

OE day – Saturday 29 June 2024

Anniversary dinner  (’64, ’74, ’84, ’94, ’04) – Saturday 29 June 2024

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London drinks and class of 2014 anniversary – Thursday 22 February 2024

We’re delighted to invite alumni and friends of the school to our London drinks reception at The Swan, 66 Bayswater Road, London, W2 3PH on Thursday 22 February from 6.00-8.30pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to catch up with fellow Exonians and possibly your former teachers within a beautiful venue, opposite Hyde Park and just a short walk from Paddington station.

We have invited Exonians who live and work in London and the surrounding area but this event is open to all alumni – please do pass this invitation on to your friends and peers.

The cost of this drinks reception is £29.50 (with a subsidised rate of £17.50 for those under 23 and current students), which also includes a light dinner.

Dress code: smart casual.

If you have not already received an invitation and would like to attend then please contact the Alumni and Development office at Alternatively, you can reach us via 01392 307080. Booking is required.

Please do let us know in advance if you have any access or dietary needs. If you have any queries about this event or tickets/costs please do get in touch with the office.

Exonian Lecture – Professor Ed Hawkins MBE (1984-1995)– Tuesday 19 March 2024

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Exonian Lecture, Climate change: our past, present and future, will be given by Professor Ed Hawkins MBE (1984-1995).

The lecture will be held in the Main Hall of Exeter School on Tuesday 19 March at 6pm and will be followed by a short Q & A session and drinks reception. The lecture will also be livestreamed and recorded. We hope that you will be able to join us, whether that be in person or remotely.

Ed is a professor of climate science within the National Centre of Atmospheric Science and is the academic lead for public engagement in the Department of Meteorology at Reading University. He is the lead scientist and creator of the climate spirals and warming stripes, two important tools to spread awareness about climate change #showyourstripes

Ed also leads Weather Rescue – a series of science projects involving thousands of volunteers who are turning millions of hand-written historical climatology and weather observations archives from the Victorian era into invaluable digital data.

Ed was awarded his MBE by King Charles III in 2021 at Windsor Castle for services to climate science and to Science Communication. He was also awarded the Kavli Medal and Lecture in 2018 for his contributions to the understanding and quantifying natural climate variability and long-term climate change, and for actively communicating climate science and its various implications with broad audiences.

You can find out more about Ed and his work in the latest issue of The 1633 – read it online here.

All are welcome. Tickets for the in-person event are £5.00 and any proceeds will be donated to the school’s bursary appeal, make a gift and change a life.

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Alternatively, you can phone the Alumni and Development office on 01392 307080, or reach us via email at

Past events

We have already enjoyed some fantastic events this academic year – you can find further details and see pictures from some of these events below:

Exonians in Oxford – Wednesday 15 November 2023

Exonian quiz – Friday 6 October 2023

Classes of 2021, 2022 and 2023 celebration – Friday 8 September 2023