OUS Gloucestershire

Cheltenham Municipal Offices. By Saffron Blaze (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons


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.

AGM and Committee

The committee:

The most recent Annual General Meeting was held on 3 May 2019 at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham. No changes to the committee composition were made, so the composition remains as shown just below. To contact the committee by email, please use the address: gloucestershire@ousoc.oxon.org.





Sam Tolley


St Hugh's


Julian Sternberg




Andrew Mitchell


St Catherine's


Frank Smith

Committee Member



Robert Dibley

Committee Member



Aidan Rose

Committee Member



Forthcoming events

  • Severn Bore Viewing with refreshments on Friday, 10 April 2020 (approx. 10.45am). *** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED, WITH A WAITING LIST. ***
  • Everyman Theatre Association 60th Anniversary, on Sunday, 3 May 2020 in Cheltenham. Lunch on the stage, starting at noon, with a guest celebrity speaker, some entertainment, and an opportunity to go backstage.
  • Tea and Annual General Meeting at Brockworth Court on Sunday, 17 May 2020. Attendance at the AGM is highly encouraged and is free, but the guided tour and buffet tea will be separately charged for as set out in our email circulars. Early booking would be appreciated.
  • Summer Picnic and Concert on Saturday, 20 June 2020. More details to follow shortly.
  • Severn Cider Tour and Lunch with "Food and Cider Pairing" and Music, on Saturday, 5 September 2020 between 12pm and 2 pm in Awre, Newnham, Gloucestershire.

More events are in the planning stage and will be added to this site once their dates are definite. 

Full details with locations, times, and booking instructions for events will be circulated by email, and updates will be sent whenever new events are added.

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.

Past events

Lecture on "Infinity and Immortality" in the Schools and Alumni Series - 3 October 2019. Professor Adrian Moore of St Hugh's College gave an entertaining and baffling philosophical lecture. By the end of the talk, a majority voted by a show of hands that they did not wish to become immortal! Thanks to Cheltenham College for hosting this lecture and providing refreshments.

Oxford Admissions Event - 25 September 2019. Annual presentation to local schools about the process of applying to study at Oxford. This was the fourth such presentation in the current format, with an admissions officer from Oxford giving her personal view and advice and encouragement to an audience of about 250. "Love your chosen subject, love the teaching method, and you don't have to be an all-round Einstein!" A panel of seven current or recent undergraduates then gave their complementary views on many aspects of life as a student at Oxford. Thanks to the panel, to the Oxford outreach officer, and to Sir Thomas Rich's School (Gloucester) for hosting this event.

Operatic Dinner at Carluccio's Restaurant, Gloucester - 11 September 2019. 13 participants were treated to a good meal with good service and with intimate interspersed vocal items ranging from Verdi arias to the Hippopotamus Song!

Tour of Stroud Brewery - 30 August 2019. An interesting tour including the history of the brewery, with positive feedback from many of the 20 participating members.

Did you attend an event? Please submit photos and a review by email to Group Secretary Sam Tolley.

Recent group letters