History of the London Dinner.
In his year as President (2013–14), David Haslett proposed a London Dinner for former pupils of the Academy living in England. The first dinner was held on February 28th 2014, in the Oxford and Cambridge Club, Pall Mall, London. A total of seventy-two former pupils attended – a full house.
Following the success of this first dinner, the Old Boys’ Association organised four further dinners but moved venue to accommodate more attendees. The dinner was thereafter held in the RAF Club on Piccadilly which can accommodate up to 120 people in the Ballroom. The next dinner will be held on Friday 13th March 2020 in the RAF Club.
The dress code for the dinner is lounge suit and tie with the equivalent for ladies. [Guests are not invited to attend.] The dinner starts with drinks from 6.00pm with a three-course meal to follow at 7.00pm. Although not a “formal” event, it has been the policy to have a limited number of speeches at these dinners with a toast to the School given by one of the attendees followed by a short ‘state of the school’ speech from the Principal. The focus of the dinner is mainly social, so plenty of time is available before and after dinner for conversation with old and new friends.
Any former pupil wishing to attend this dinner should contact Dr Louis Campbell by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org