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Annual Dinner

The Annual Dinner is the Club’s flagship event, at which the new President is inaugurated. It is a black tie occasion, held in late September/early October at a prestigious Central London venue selected by the outgoing President.

The Club entertains guests from the Foundation, including the Chair of the Court of Governors, the CEO, Heads of all Foundation schools and Mill Hill School Monitors. Spouses/partners are always welcome.

The Club encourages OMs to take reunion tables – e.g. Houses, Sports, Oakers etc.

Dates for forthcoming Annual Dinners are 30 September 2022 and 6 October 2023

2022 ANNUAL DINNER

30 September 2022 - The Honourable Artillery Company, London

Club President John Gallagher invites you to attend the Old Millhillians Club Annual Dinner

The 2022 Old Millhillians Dinner - one of our flagship events – will be held at The HAC (The Honourable Artillery Company)– a truly spectacular London venue.

"Armoury House, the home of the HAC, was built to replace a smaller seventeenth-century armoury. The central portion was completed in 1735 to designs by member Thomas Stibbs. The East and West Wings were completed in 1828. A cottage, originally for the Sergeant Major, was built against the West Wing in 1850. A large drill hall was completed at the rear in 1862. This is named the Albert Room in honour of Prince Albert, the HAC’s then Captain-General. The Albert Room, which features a Victorian iron-trussed roof, was refurbished, and extended in 2007, when HM The Queen formally opened the whole suite now known as the Prince Consort Rooms. Armoury House today functions as the home of the HAC Regiment".

Offering award-winning catering, we invite you to a Prosecco reception, a sumptuous three course dinner served with wine, followed by petits fours and coffee.

We look forward to welcoming you to another wonderful Old Millhillians Annual Dinner. This event is truly one not to be missed.

Tickets can be purchased via a credit or debit card using the link below. *For tables of 10 please contact Laura - omrelations@omclub.co.uk with the names, so we can ensure you are seated together. The table host must register all ten guests together.

Book tickets HERE

2021 ANNUAL DINNER

1 October 2021 - Plaisterers' Hall, City of London

OMs of all ages, in many cases with their partners, joined with school monitors and staff to celebrate together at Plaisterers Hall. Considering Covid caution, the attendance of over 140 was an excellent turn-out and everyone had a wonderful time. Gordon Mizner (Murray 65-69) handed over the Presidential Chain to John Gallagher (Ridgeway 63-69) and John presented the Vice President’s badge to Chris Kelly.

We also heard updates from Antony Spencer, CEO, Mill Hill School Foundation and from Jane Sanchez, the Head of Mill Hill. Notable guests included Tim Saunders and Janet Wells from Alford House, staff from Belmont School and a number of ex MHS Masters.


The following OMs received the President’s Award:

Colin Nunn

Colin has been Secretary of the OM Golf Society since 1987. The OMGS is one of the largest and most successful OM societies with an excellent set of fixtures and a growing number of younger members. This is down to the hard work and commitment of those involved and Colin in particular over many years.

Stewart Wernham

Stewart has been actively involved with the OMs over many years in various roles. He was Club Hon Secretary between 2013 – 2017 a key position contributing to the success of the Club, and has been of great service to the OM Rugby and Cricket clubs for many years, both as player and then administrator.

Richard Lidwell

Richard chairs the OMs Careers Committee and sits on the main Management Committee. Richard has been instrumental in developing the strategy and plan for the OM Careers offering and activity which has become increasingly important to the Club as the new life membership structures are implemented. Richard brings many years of professional experience to this role.

John Henley and Roger Holliday

John and Roger devised and issued 22 editions of The Mill Hill Times over several years. This was targeted mainly at OMs in North America but gained a wider audience. Each edition sourced high quality contributions from OMs and the School relating to historical as well as current topics. The award recognises their effort and achievement over an extended period.

John Oldroyd

John has tirelessly organised the Canada/Toronto OM reunion for many years, always with great success. Occasionally the event involved a whole weekend of festivities, including a boat trip on Lake Ontario. The current formula of an informal Pub evening at the Artful Dodger on the Friday followed by drinks and a fabulous Portuguese dinner at Adega Restaurante on the Saturday still leaves plenty of room for sightseeing. Those of us privileged to visit his home get to spend hours indulging his amazing collection of CDs and albums or going for a spin in his MGB - recently painted to celebrate its 40th birthday since leaving the factory in Abingdon!

Donald Haigh

Donald has been the organiser and host for numerous West Coast of America events in San Francisco, with great support from his wife Karen. Donald hosted many memorable occasions, including dinner at Ghiradelli’s on the waterfront and at the Metropolitan Club which is a vibrant, historic private women’s club in the heart of the city. (Karen is the member, not Donald!). Informal get togethers have also taken place at OM, Alexis Solomou’s, wonderful Italian restaurant

Pictures of the event will be published in Martlet 2021 available FREE to all club members.


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