Old Redingensians return

Over 90 Old Redingensians returned to School on Saturday night for the Annual Dinner of the Old Redingensians Association.

Following the Association's AGM, where their new President, Mr Ken Brown was formally voted into office, pre-dinner drinks were served in the new school refectory.  Dinner was served in Big School with alumni spanning over 6 decades of attendence at the School renewing old friendships and building new ones.

Mr John Oakes, who taught at Reading School form 1971 to 1997, was guest of honour, and gave the main after-dinner speech. He paid particular tribute to Professor Martin Parsons, outgoing President of the Association for his research into the history of children affected by war.

Ken Brown recalled his first OR Dinner, and reassured guests about the health of the Association.  Mr Robson was warmly welcomed, in his first speech to the Association as Headmaster, and he brought people up to date with some of the School's recent events and future plans.

Younger guests rounded off the evening with a glass or two of Mr Hurst's port and/or marsala.