OUS GLOUCESTERSHIRE

 

Welcome to OUS Gloucestershire. We are one of the largest OUS groups - with nearly 4,000 members. We typically organise at least one event a month. These are extremely varied, from the Annual Boat Race Party to musical events, lectures, visits and purely social opportunities.

Many events are initiated by members themselves, which we encourage. Membership is not limited to those living in county, events often take place in the neighbouring counties and in London.

If you'd like to join and receive information about forthcoming events - or alternatively if you have any suggestions for future events please email Group Secretary Sam Tolley.

The committee:

The most recent Annual General Meeting took place at Brockworth Court on 26 September 2021. The present committee, listed in the table below will continue for one more year to help restart the programme of the society. Anyone else interested in helping the committee is encouraged to make contact at any time. Please use the address: gloucestershire@ousoc.oxon.org.

Name

Role

College

Matriculation

Sam Tolley

Chairman

St Hugh's

1987

Julian Sternberg

Secretary

Pembroke

1965

Andrew Mitchell

Treasurer

St Catherine's

1985

Frank Smith

Honorary President

University

1956

Robert Dibley

Committee Member

New

1985

Aidan Rose

Committee Member

Keble

1976

 

On 3rd April 2022, there is an opportunity to view the University Boat Races together with our Cambridge friends in Sheepscombe Village Hall, GL6 7RL. Food and refreshments will be available, starting from 2pm. Booking in advance is essential via the Eventbrite link that has been communicated in our email newsletter, cost is £10 per person.

 

On 2nd July 2022, there is a "Come and Sing" day hosted by the Standish Consort. This is a new choir set up at the initiative of local Oxford Alumni but including guests too, based in Standish, near Stonehouse. The piece to be studied will be Vivaldi's Gloria. Choral experience is a prerequisite, with some sight-reading ability preferred. Please contact the committee, if you are interested in participating.

 

A visit to Owlpen Manor is envisaged for Summer 2022. The date and other details will be announced later.

 

Some options for attending an open-air theatre performance during Summer 2022 have been looked at. We would like to form an alumni group to attend such a performance, and details will again be announced in an email newsletter.

If you are not receiving these emails but would still like to attend an event, please email the secretary to verify that correct contact details are held for you.

4th September 2021 - Summer Picnic and Concert at Worcester Lodge, Badminton, with performances by local baroque musicians from the Ensemble La Notte.

26th September 2021 - guided tour of Brockworth Court and Garden, followed by Annual General Meeting and tea.