The 2021 Annual Dinner was held at the East India, Devonshire, Sports and Public Schools’ Club. The new Junior School Headmaster, Ted Lougher, was guest of honour. Dr Anne Cotton, who will take over as Head of King’s next academic year, accepted the invitiation to represent the school at next year’s dinner. Robin Reeve, Past President of the Old King’s Club and Head Master 1987-1997 and Anthony Evans, Head Master 1997-2008 attended. The vast majority of those present had left King’s in the past decade, including twenty-two OK2015s.
Adrian Steger (OK 1971) hosted the evening, although he was not able to attend in person.
The 2019 Old King’s Club Dinner was held in the Great Hall at the school. A fine meal was accompanied by good wine, music, speeches and laughter. Deputy Head John Galloway represented the school and proposed the toast to the Old King’s Club.
The guest speaker was Professor Michael Scott (OK 1999).2018 Annual Dinner
This year’s Annual Dinner took place at the East India, Devonshire, Sports and Public Schools’ Club. The black tie event, in the presence of KCJS Headmaster – Dr Gerard Silverlock, turned out to be an enjoyable evening. We look forward to 2019’s.
Annual Dinner 2017
Lord and Lady McColl of the King’s College Alumni Association hosted the Old King’s Club annual dinner in the Cholmondeley Room and Terrace at the House of Lords. Lord McColl welcomed the members of the club, Paste President Robin Reeve spoke about his long career and colourful characters he had encountered at the school, the Chairman Alexander Malmaeus thanked Lord and Lady McColl and proposed the toast to King’s College School and Andrew Halls proposed the toast the Old King’s Club. SEE FACEBOOKOKC Drinks
Members joined together for a chance to catch up and socialise over a glass of wine at the Old King’s Club drinks reception at the Oxford & Cambridge Club.Annual Dinner 2016
The Annual Dinner was held in the Great Hall at the School and was well attended by OKs from 1946 to 2016. The Head Master proposed the toast to the Old King’s Club, Margaret Hunnibal was the guest speaker and our President Micky King proposed the toast to King’s College School.
Members joined together for a chance to catch up and socialise over a glass of wine at the Old King’s Club drinks reception at the Oriental Club.
On Friday 10 June 2016, a dinner was held for old boys currently residing in Singapore. The event was attended by seven OKs and there was a range of leavers from 1990 to 2005. The evening provided a great opportunity to reminisce about the good old days in SW19. It is hoped that events such as this can be held more often in the future.
Photo: Richard Smith (OK 2002), Charles Warren (OK 2002), Phil Shah (OK 2002), Zafer Djabri (OK 1990), Richard Blackwell (OK 2005), Henry Defriez (OK 2004) and James Kilner (OK 2002).Annual Dinner 2015
John Naylor (OK 1961), Master of the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers, hosted the Old Kings Club Annual Dinner at the Skinners Hall on 27 November 2015.
City of London civic traditions were observed, with fanfares and music by the London Banqueting Ensemble, the Ceremony of the Loving Cup and the Rose Water Bowl. The Chairman, Alexander Malmaeus (OK 1984) proposed the toast to the Worshipful Company of Fan Makers and to the School, John Naylor (OK) proposed the toast to the Corporation of London and the Head Master of King’s College Junior Schol, Dr Gerard Silverlock, proposed the toast to the Old King’s Club “may it flourish, root and branch, forever”.
Jussi Pylkkänen (OK 1980), world famous auctioneer and Global President of Christie’s, kindly invited members of the Old King’s Club for complimentary drinks at Christie’s Mayfair on Friday 9 January 2015. There was a short talk about the The Bad Shepherd exhibition and as always a chance for old friends to catch up. It turns out that there are quite a number of OKs in senior positions at Christie’s, and Nicholas Orchard (OK 1986) was also present on the night.2014 Annual Dinner
Nadhim Zahawi MP (OK 1985) Hosted the Old King’s Club Annual Dinner in the Members’ Dining Room at the House of Commons on 28 November 2014. Of the many OKs present, almost half had left the School in the year 2000 or later.
The dinner was preceded by a tour of both Houses of Parliament and a drinks reception in the Strangers’ Dining Room.
Micky King (OK 1959) presided, Nadhim Zahawi gave a welcome speech, Alexander Malmaeus (OK 1984) related Club news, Andrew Halls proposed the toast to the Old King’s Club and Sir Paul Beresford proposed the toast to King’s College School.September Drinks: a Younger Crowd
At the Old King’s Club drinks reception at the East India Club, many recent leavers joined older members for a chance to catch up and socialise over a glass of wine. In all, around 120 members turned up, making it the most successful event of its kind so far.Drinks at the Cavalry & Guards
Members gathered for complementary drinks in the Field Marshals’ Room at the historic Cavalry and Guards Club on Piccadilly.2013 Annual Dinner
Members of the Old King’s Club and especially invited guests enjoyed a 3 course meal in the Great Hall. The John Burnet-Hall jazz ensemble provided musical entertainment on with a Great Gatzby theme during drinks before and after dinner.
Speeches were given by the President of the Club, the Head Master and the Chairman of the Governing Body of KCS.
The School song was sung, accompanied by organist Carl Jackson.OKC Drinks Party
Some 60 members of the OKC gathered in the Canning Room at the historic Naval and Military Club (the “In & Out”) for drinks on the evening of Friday 13 September 2013. OKC members ranged in age from a 1949 leaver to several 2011 leavers. One member said this was his first contact with the KCS community in over 50 years!
It is the plan that this should be the first of a series of such events to take place in London’s Club Land.