OCs share their stories
Maz Brewis, Adam Hornblow and Quentin Ellis returned to Clayesmore on 17th June to share their experiences with the Year 12 students as part of the Sixth...
OC City Lunch
The annual City lunch at Le Beaujolais was greatly enjoyed by all those who attended. Thanks to Hugh Thompson for organising such a superb event. Guests...
Bristol Drinks
It was wonderful to see so many OCs in Bristol recently. We met at Dirty Martini and enjoyed cocktails and catching up with everyone.

Peter Whicher...
The Local Revisited
Following in the footsteps of illustrator Edward Ardizzone (1919) in The Local (published 1939) for the trip to The Goat off Old Bond Street, Stephen Dover...
Shooting Star
Congratulations to Augusta Campos-Martyn (Wolverton 2016) who won a silver medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Shotgun in Lonato,...
Gus Casely-Hayford Inspires Pupils
Year 12 students had the pleasure of listening to OC, Gus Casely-Hayford, inaugural Director of the V&A East London and Professor at SOAS, speak about...
Golf Day
The recent Clayesmore Society Golf Day was a huge success and greatly enjoyed by everyone. Alice Meadowcroft (Kings 21) won the Iwerne Cup. The Dorset...
2020 Leavers' Dinner
It was wonderful to welcome some of our 2020 leavers back to Clayesmore recently.

This year group missed out on their end of school celebrations...
Friends Reunited
John Dukes and Jack Green attended the recent memorial service at Clayesmore. Both were at Clayesmore in the 1950s and helped found the Photographic Society....
Remembering Friends
On Sunday 20th March, families and friends came to Clayesmore to remember Bill Chennells and Stephen Levinson who sadly died last year.

A memorial...
Work begins on the new Cricket Net System
We are very excited to see the progress being made on our new ECB accredited cricket net system.

We're turning the facility approximately 90...
Discovery
Will Albery (59-63) pictured here eating oysters in nearby Whistable. After a career as a solicitor in Bromley he is enjoying his retirement in Faversham,...
OCs prepare pupils for the world of work
It was wonderful to welcome OCs back to Clayesmore recently and we are very grateful for their support with the LEX Interview Skills day.

The aim...
OC Statue
Brian Epstein, the Beatles manager and our most famous OC is to get a statue. Liverpudlians have crowdfunded enough money and the city council is to agree...
Good Deeds
Harry Beardsley (Devine 2012) hit the headlines recently. Harry met a homeless man, John, on the street in Reading just before Christmas. He took him...
The Local Then and Now
On their trip round the pubs illustrated by Edward Ardizzone (1914-19) featured in The Local (published 1939) Hugh Thompson and Steve Dover (both 1960...
OC helps those in need
We were very proud to read about Harry Kimberley’s (Devine 2013) good work recently.

Harry works for Baboo Ji, a vegetarian kitchen with restaurants...
O Holy Night
The Senior School held their Carol Service on Wednesday 15 December. Covid restrictions prevented parents or guests from attending but the service was...
OC Netball Success
We were delighted to hear from two OCs who are enjoying sporting success.

Congratulations to Maya Meredith who has been selected for the English...
The Local Then and Now
In 1939 Edward Ardizzone (school years 1914-19) illustrated The Local written by his friend journalist Maurice Gorham. Starting from their base in Maida...
George Hodgson RIP
We are deeply saddened to report the death of George Hodgson who left Clayesmore in 1946.

George was a great supporter of the OC Golf Day and...
Sparkling with Success
After successfully completing his HND with Distinction at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham, Pierce Haley (Devine 2019) received a commission to design...
West End Debut
We were absolutely thrilled to hear that George Maddison (Manor 2015) will be starring in Heathers - The Musical at The Other Palace from 25 November until...
OC Dinner
It was wonderful to welcome a good number of OCs back to Clayesmore for the Society's get-together.

The drawing room and de Selincourt room...
Zoom Portraits Exhibition
Andrew Curtis is having his Zoom Portraits work exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London in The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition.

The...
The Clayesmore Lecture
We were delighted to welcome The Baroness Manningham-Buller, former Director General of MI5 to deliver the 39th Clayesmore Lecture.  The inspiring...
County Cap
Congratulations to Lewis McManus (Manor 2013) who has been presented with his county cap from Hampshire Cricket.
OC Hockey team take on the School's finest
Thank you to our fabulous OC Hockey team who played the School's First XI recently. The School won 6-1 in what was a hugely entertaining game.
Drummond Cup Winners
Congratulations to the OC football team on their stunning 2-0 win against the School's finest last Saturday. The game was played in great spirits and...
Wedding News
Many congratulations to Archie Parks (Manor 2010) on his recent marriage to Sophie Dunning.
Degree Celebrations
Congratulations to Scott Ryrie (Manor 2018) on graduating from Oxford Brookes with a First Class degree in International Relations and Politics.
First Class
Congratulations to Abi Morgan (Wolverton 2018) on graduating from King's College London with a First Class degree in Psychology.
Wedding Celebrations
Many congratulations to Kirsty Patterson (Wolverton 2009) on her recent marriage to David Porter. Maid of Honour was Ellie Drewitt (Wolverton 2009) and...
Football Success
Congratulations to Alasdair McDouall who has recently signed a contract to play for Dubai City FC U23 team.
First Class Honours
Congratulations to Chris Lambert (Devine 2017) on graduating from Loughborough University with a First Class Honours in Industrial Design and Technology,...
Nick Goumas Remembered
Friends and family of Nick gathered at Clayesmore to remember him and unveil a beautiful teak bench which has been commissioned in his memory.
Nick,...
History of Art Success
Congratulations to Ellie Beckett (King's 2017) who graduated from Warwick University with a first class degree in History of Art.

We wish her...
First Class Honours
Congratulations to Alice Couling (Wolverton 2017) on obtaining a First Class Honours degree in Music from the Royal Holloway.

She is now looking...
City Lunch
We greatly enjoyed catching up with OCs at Le Beaujolais in London last week. Fabulous food, great company and a cheese board unlike anything we have ever...
Architectural Fame
The De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill on Sea, like it or loathe it, is one of the highlights of modernist architecture in Britain. It is the brain child...
OC Inspires
It was wonderful to welcome OC, Will Niven, founder and Managing Director of creative digital agency UNBXD, back to Clayesmore to spend the day with our...
OC shares his skills
We were delighted to welcome back OC Lewis Twydle for the LEAP programme at Clayesmore.
Lewis, a professional private chef, returned to give the Year...
Centenarian Clayesmorian
Congratulations to Tom Tait who celebrated his 100th birthday recently.
Death of Brian
Did the most famous Old Clayesmorian take an accidental overdose or commit suicide? Brian Epstein suffered from depression. A heavy drinker and drug...
Charity Art Sale
We were absolutely thrilled to be able to deliver a cheque for over £800 to the Vale Pantry following the recent art sale. Thank you to everyone...
Sitting Pretty
Congratulation to Olivia Smith (King's 2013) whose self-portrait 'Sitting Pretty' has been identified as an outstanding contribution to the...
New Chair Elected
Congratulations to Rory White-Andrews, (Devine 2008), on being elected Chair of the Old Clayesmorian Society.

Rory writes "I am absolutely...
What an honour!
Incredibly proud of Rosie Adcock (nee Hellewell), (Wolverton 2016), who played the piccolo in the Band and Bugles of the Rifles as part of the Guard of...
Joyce MacDonald RIP
We are deeply saddened to report the death of Joyce MacDonald on 19th March 2021 aged 97. Joyce was a Honorary OC and a much loved member of the Clayesmore...
Debut book for Old Clayesmorian
Congratulations to Maddie-Louise Smith (King's 2010) on the publication of her first children's book 'Not Today Frank'. Maddie teaches...
Man on a mission
We were thrilled to see OC, Gus Casely-Hayford in the Guardian talking about his hopes for the new V&A East. You can read it online here...
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