Old Boys’ Dinner 2018

Saturday 8th December 2018

6pm: Old Boys’ Society Annual General Meeting, School Library
From 7pm: Annual Dinner in the School Refectory

About this year’s Dinner

The annual Old Boys’ Society Dinner takes place on Saturday 8th December 2018.

John WrathmellThe guest speaker this year is former pupil Mr John Wrathmell.

John grew up in Carleton and was at Ermysted’s 1989-1996. He was Head Boy in his final year and part of the infamous ‘Class of 96′ – the school’s most-successful ever academic year. After EGS he went on to University College, Oxford and Birkbeck College, London.

John has worked as an Economist at HM Treasury and was also an adviser to the former Labour party leader Ed Miliband. He is now Head of Strategy at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, working for the Mayor Andy Burnham.

What happens at the Old Boys’ Dinner?

OBD2014-13As well as lots of drinks and a three-course meal there will be plenty of opportunity to catch up with old schoolmates, masters and headmasters. The Chairman of the Old Boys’ Society, David Clough, will make a speech – as will the Headmaster, Michael Evans, to update Old Boys on news from the school. The guest speaker will talk about his memories of Ermysted’s as well as sharing some anecdotes from his life. Towards the end of the night there’ll be some singing to join in with if you’d like to – school tunes such as Forty Years On and Men of the Uplands always go down well after a few drinks! Our MC for the whole night is legendary EGS master Ian ‘Adge’ Douglass (1968-2004).

dinner2016_2There’ll be beer (including hand-pulled real ale again this year), wine, soft drinks and a small selection of spirits available to buy from the cash bar. We also have a variety of other items for sale to help raise funds for the Old Boys’ Society which contributes to the running of the school – these include cufflinks, ties, books and pin badges.

There will be donation envelopes on the tables as usual too, so if you are able to make a financial contribution to our appeal fund then this would be very much appreciated.

Can’t make the Dinner but still want to make a donation, buy a tie or some cufflinks?

If you would like to make a donation or pay your annual subs, visit ermstedsoldboys.co.uk/donate

For tie and cufflink purchases (either for collection in Skipton or posting out to you), see our online shop.

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Please complete the form below to book your place at the Old Boys’ Dinner 2018. After clicking ‘submit’ you will be taken to a PayPal page to complete payment – you can pay using a PayPal account if you have one, or with any major credit or debit card. If you have any problems please call Stuart Clarkson on 01535 400845.


Ermysted's Old Boys' Dinner 2018

  • Annual dinner in the refectory at Ermysted's Grammar School, Gargrave Road, Skipton.

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