How to get involved

There are several OS Clubs that offer Old Stoics the opportunity to take part in activities of interest or play for OS sports teams to challenge other alumni society teams or play current Stoics. 

Click on the clubs listed below to find out more and join in.

The Old Stoic Society has funds set aside to help establish new clubs, should you be interested in starting a new group, activity or team. Please email asemler@stowe.co.uk 

In this section:

Stowe Alpine Club

Seeking all Old Stoics and current Stoics with an interest or passion for mountain sports. The Stowe Alpine Club is looking for anyone of any age and any ability to join us. The Alpine club is in its early stages, but already has quite a few keen past and present stoics looking to join forces and go ski touring, ice climbing, rock climbing, hill walking, cross country skiing, or even expeditions. So far we have members of all abilities and interests. We have a WhatsApp group to keep you up to date with everyone’s movements, successes, and plans. 

We will be holding a couple of dinners (London and Edinburgh) where members can meet and exchange stories, make plans, and listen to some interesting mountain professional speakers. We look forward to hearing from you.

Roddy McLauchlan (Temple 01)  roddymclauchlan@hotmail.co.uk 

OS Clay Pigeon Shooting

If you would like to take part in the OS vs Stowe Clay Pigeon Competition on Speech Day, please contact the Secretary.

Secretary: Lord Harry Hay (Grafton 03) Email: harry@hay.org


OS Corkscrew Club

James Sleater (Chatham 99) and Talulla Barrow (Lyttelton 07) are now running the OS Corkscrew Club and have an exciting programme lined up for the year. Regular tasting events will be held in London.

If you would like to join the OS Corkscrew mailing list, please email oldstoic@stowe.co.uk


OS Running Club

If you are interested in taking part in forthcoming Cross Country events please contact the Captain:

Captain: Simon Gardner (Temple 95)
Mobile: 0797 471 0792
Email: oldstoics.crosscountry@googlemail.com

President: Marc Hope (Cobham 79)
Mobile: 0779 966 2187
Email: marc.hope@icloud.com

Secretary: Richard Weston (Chatham 65)
Email: richard@richardweston.co.uk

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 11 December 
Richardson Evans Memorial Fields, Wimbledon Common ( just off A3)
A 5 mile race v other Schools alumni

 


OS Fives

If you are interested in playing Fives for the Old Stoics please contact the Captain:

Captain: Mike Skjott (Lyttelton 90)
Mobile: 07974 279749
Email: danishmike@yahoo.co.uk


OS Fly Fishing Club

If you would like to join the Fly Fishing Club please contact the Secretary:

Secretary: Ian Bendell (Walpole 87)
Email:  
Ianbendell@hotmail.com


OS Football

If you are interested in playing Football for the Old Stoics please contact the Chairman or Club Captain:

Chairman: Rupert Rowling (Cobham 05) 

Club Captain:  Alexander Jollivet (Grenville 08)

Vice Captain: Tolly Leech (Temple 10)

Fixture Secretary: Hamish Eggins (Temple 09)

Treasurer: Jamie Hirsch (Walpole 08)

Regular match reports can be found in OS News.
Join the Facebook group for regular updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1812067922372383/


OS Golfing Society

The Golfing Society is very active as the Fixture List for 2020 demonstrates. We have matches, meetings and team events at fantastic courses including Sunningdale, Royal St Georges, Deal, Formby, Hunstanton, Brancaster, Aldeburgh, Woodhall Spa, Little Aston and Woking. 
 
Although the team events such as the Halford Hewitt, Grafton Morrish and Cyril Gray require low handicap players, male and female golfers of all standards are very welcome at the meetings and matches. 
 
We are keen to attract younger Old Stoic golfers. All those under 30 qualify for a 50% reduction in the cost of green fees at all meetings and matches.
For the weekend meetings, efforts will also be made to provide free or low cost accommodation.

If you are interested in playing Golf for the Old Stoic Golfing Society please contact the Hon. Secretary:

Captain Hon. Secretary

William Hill (Grenville 75)
7 The Polygon, London SW4 0JG
Telephone: 07740 245981
Email: williamhill41@hotmail.com

Peter Simmons (Cobham 69)
1 Julians Close, Stevenage, Herts SG1 3ER
Telephone: 0795 714 1826
Email: pjgsimmons@gmail.com

Regular match reports can be found in OS News.

2021 Fixture List

OS Hockey

If you are interested in playing Hockey for the Old Stoics please contact the Captain:

Mens Captain: Alexander Smith (Cobham 16)
Mobile: 07879 601249
Email: alexander.rg.smith@gmail.com

Ladies Captain: Clara Haggie (Nugent 18)
Mobile: 07803 276555
Email: clarahaggie@hotmail.com 

 


OS Lacrosse

If you are interested in playing Lacrosse for the Old Stoics please contact the Captain:

Captain: Olivia Thomas (Nugent 18)
Mobile: 07540 299926

Email: olivia@theoldhousefarm.co.uk

OS Netball

If you are interested in playing Netball for the Old Stoics please contact the Captain:

Captain: Kira Evans (Nugent 18) 
Mobile: 07860 880241
Email: kiraevanz3000@yahoo.com

 

OS Racing Club

The Old Stoic Racing Club (OSRC) is now in its fifth season and we are delighted to continue to have horses in training with two Old Stoic trainers. Jonathan Portman (Chatham 83) is our flat trainer in Lambourn and whilst Alex Hales (Chandos 92) overseeing the jumps just on the outskirts of Banbury.

The Club has received wide support with past pupils (leaving years represented from 1954-2004), parents, their friends plus the occasional staff member of Stowe all involved.

Whilst both Racing Clubs are currently full, we are actively looking for past pupils and parents in particular to help us form new syndicates and further information will be revealed about these plans soon. Therefore if you have a connection to Stowe (past or present) and would like to be put on the mailing list then please contact the Old Stoic Office

A flavour of what owners can expect to receive:

  • Owners badges when your horse races
  • Box hospitality at certain meetings
  • Numerous visits to both trainer yards to watch the OS horses work on the gallops
  • Regular progress emails, photos and videos of your horses
  • Join a private OSRC Facebook page
  • An invitation for you and a guest to the annual end of season lunch back at Stowe
  • A percentage share in all prize money generated by both horses
  • Invitations to specially organised events including preview evenings and visits to Stud Farms

You can also keep in touch with our ongoing activities by joining our Old Stoic Racing Club Facebook page and follow our @StoweRacing twitter handle

We are also delighted to lend our support to the school’s CHANGE 100 programme to enable more children to benefit from a Stowe education. To date, through owner contributions and a percentage of prize money generated by our horses, we have donated £20,000 to the campaign.

To hear some testimonials from some of the people involved in the OSRC please click here

Bourbon Beauty

This good-looking daughter of Great Pretender has been leased to the Racing Club. She has been the model of consistency and always runs her race.

During the 2020/21 season, she has won at Kelso and also gave the Racing Club one of it’s highlights by producing a dominant display to win the prestigious Grade 2 EBF Mares Hurdle Final at Newbury in March 2021 under Harry Bannister (Chatham 12). This victory brought about a unique connection with the horse being owned, bred and trained (Alex Hales Chandos 92) and ridden all by Old Stoics. This is something we are very proud about!

There is lots to be excited about with BOURBON BEAUTY!

Sweet Reward

This four-year-old has been leased to the flat arm of our Racing Club for the 2021 season. His preferred distance is 1m + and the hope is that he can give us outings to some of the better courses over the summer.

Tiddlywinx

This good-looking daughter of Fascinating Rock has also been leased to the Racing Club for the 2021 season. She is slowly nearing a debut in the first half of May 2021 and we hope she can be competitive over the summer as she has some exciting entries in top level races later on in the season. Her distance will most likely be six furlongs.

For further information please contact Henry Kimbell (Chandos 04) E: henrykimbell@hotmail.com or call 07979 522744


OS Rugby 7s

Luke Brewin (Temple 02) set up the Old Stoic Rugby 7s team in May 2015.

Since then, they have had some excellent results, including winning the Ash Sevens in August 2015. Click here to read the story.

If you are interested in joining the team, please email Luke Brewin to get involved.

For news of their progress and matches, follow @OldStoic7s on Twitter.


OS Sailing

Euan Welsh (Chandos 10) is Captain of the Sailing Club. He is endevoring to raise a team for the annual Public School’ Arrow Trophy at Cowes. If you are a keen sailor and would like to take part, please email Euan on euan.welsh@gmail.com

More information on Arrow Trophy is available here: www.arrowtrophy.org.uk


OS Squash

In the past, an Old Stoic squash team played regularly in the Londonderry Cup. We are looking for a new Team Captain to set up the team and manage the fixtures going forward. If you are interested or would simply like to join the team, please email oldstoic@stowe.co.uk


OS Templars Cricket

If you would like to join the Stowe Templars' please contact the Secretary:

Secretary: Nigel Grice (Temple 85)
Work phone: 0186 575 1722
Mobile: 0795 720 0796
Email: nigel@griceadvice.co.uk

Treasurer: Tom Wilson (Cobham 08)
Email: t.wilson@cadogantate.com

2019 Fixture List


OS Tennis

Ladies

Old Stoic ladies take on the current Stoics at Speech Day each year.

Please contact the Team Captains, Milla Marinova (Lyttelton 03) and Lottie Hopkinson (Stanhope 18), if you would like to play by emailing doctormilla@hotmail.com and 
charlottehopkinsonb43@gmail.com

Mens

The Old Stoic team has a number of regular fixtures every year including playing the school on Speech Day and playing in The D'Abernon Cup.

Old Stoics also can play for The Public School Old Boys LTA, which plays 30 matches a year including Oxford Penguins, Cambridge Grasshoppers, Eton Collegue, Queens, AETLC and Stoke Park.

If you are interested in playing Tennis for the Old Stoics please contact:

Harry Rees (Temple 14) & Toby Cole (Grenville 14)
harryrees@hotmail.co.uk toby.cole100@gmail.com


Stowe Lodge

Stowe Lodge is the Masonic Lodge for Old Stoics. We are a charitable and sociable London-based Lodge which meets three evenings a year in London and once at Stowe. We very much welcome new and joining members and for more information, please contact the secretary, Ian Bendell IanBendell@hotmail.com.


Stowe-X Music

For all OSs who love Rock, Blues and Country Music, this club meets regularly for gigs across London. A selection of gig posters are given on this page for a taster of the type of events that members attend.

Club Secretary: Nigel Milne (Chandos 68)

To join the mailing list to be kept up to date, please email oldstoic@stowe.co.uk