2021 AGM

The AGM took place via Zoom on Friday 26th March 2021 at 6pm. The Agenda for the virtual meeting is available in the password protected Committee Room page of the website (below). together with the President’s Address, and the Honorary Treasurer’s Report.

The minutes of the meeting are available in the password protected Committee Room page of the website (below)

The formal AGM was followed by an interesting talk by Giles Fagan, the incoming Clerk to the Company, about the Vision 350 building works at the Hall, and an opportunity for members to ask questions.

Formal  Notice of 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Association

Memories of departed friends 

recently notified deaths

John Brackley, at school 54 – 58 sadly died 2nd January 2021 from very aggressive cancer.   After a career in the Navy,  he worked in the City, and was active in Freemasonry, and other charitable work. In retirement John and Mary lived in Bournemouth- obituary.

Peter (Peno) Mariosa sadly died 24 January 2021 having fallen ill and been hospitalized 3 weeks earlier. Peter had an interesting career in music – obituary.

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Simon Baynes, Robert Baynes son, who died in November. Simon was a member of the congregation at St Albans Cathedral.

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We are always eager to welcome new Members!

OSA Walk – cancelled

A group of OSA members and their partners had been looking forward very much to this…and of course the weather would have been perfect.  The hotel in Hathersage  has been very helpful with our cancellations, but we intend to reignite this group and rebook the hotel in 2021 when the walking and the beer will all taste so good.

Please e-mail Ian Blackmore and Peter Winter if you wish to be kept in touch as matters develop.  Meantime to wet the appetite – a picture of Marn Tor.

Down Memory Lane walks – interest invited

Following the success of the guided walk Down Memory Lane last autumn, we were planning to repeat it, and to add a walk centred on the school’s Origins in Bolt Court.  These were postponed, but might now be possible. 

Please email Stephen Collins (spc@woodhaven.me.uk) if you want to be advised when the walks will now take place.


Departed friends.. 2

Film and TV industry exec Steve Turney (school 1972-78)has sadly died 18th November aged 59, after contracting Covid-19. 

We are sorry to report that John Olerenshaw who taught Maths at Stationers’ from ‘61 to ’65 passed away October 16th aged 81.

We are sorry to report the death in October of Peter John Cook.

We are sad to report the death at age of 91 of John Dickens.

We have been sorry to hear that Robert Gingell died 12 August 2020, having worked in food sales Bob was able to more fully indulge his passion for sports in his retirement.

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Peter Sargent on August 9th.  Peter was a life long supporter of the OSA and was President in 1975. 

As advised before .. Full obituaries are always in the magazine.

In 2020 .. Mary Anderson, wife of Alan, Reg Wells, David Waker (class of ’51), Leonard Cole (class of ’41), Bruce Donaldson, Philip Jeffreys, Harold Perry, Rev Canon John SheenStanley Ward (class of ’44) died 15 April. Sir John Sparrow, a past president, Mike Andrews, Owen Rowe, our oldest member, David Bignell.

In earlier years ..  Hugh Alexander, Terry Slinn, Robert Shepherd.

Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 4th May 2021
Zoom meeting, 4th May 7pm
Talk by Tony Moffat


Wednesday 9th June 2021
Zoom meeting, 9th June 7pm
Talk by Peter Bothwick



Friday 25th June 2021
OSA Annual Lunch
At Cutlers’ Hall – Covid restrictions permitting