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 Cross Country

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@btconnect.com


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 2019 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
Daniel Ewbank (Chatham 83)
2 Snapgate Cottages, Five Oak Lane, Staplehurst, Kent TN12  0HU
Telephone: 07899 918762 
Email: ewbank77@btinternet.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.

2019 Fixture List

OS Hockey

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

Secretary: Nick Laurence (Cobham 88)
James Laurence Group,
Work phone: 0207 819 6300
Mobile: 0797 328 5945
Email: nick@jameslaurencegroup.com


OS Racing Club

The Old Stoic Racing Club is now in its third season and we have two superb horses to look forward to.

Both horses are in training with Old Stoic trainers - one on the flat with Jonny Portman (Chatham 83) and another over jumps with Alex Hales (Chandos 92).

For as little as £150 per month, you can own a share in both horses and experience the benefits of being a racehorse owner including:

  • Owners badges when the horses race
  • Box hospitality at certain meetings
  • Numerous visits to the trainer’s yards to watch your horses work on the gallops
  • Regular progress emails, photos and videos of your horses
  • 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

The horses 

Mild Illusion is a two-year-old filly by Requinto out of Mirrored Effect in training with Jonny Portman in Lambourn.

Requinto was a talented 5-furlong sprinter earning a rating of 109 and winning a Group 3 at ‘Glorious Goodwood’ and a Group 2 at Doncaster. 

Mild Illusion will be ready to run in the second half of June and will be campaigned initially over five furlongs. 

Jonathan is well known for his success on the flat having trained Mrs Danvers to win five races in a row during the 2016 flat season earning just shy of £200,000 in prize money interestingly on a lease arrangement with The Turf Club. 

Great Pretender filly

The Racing Club will have the added interest of a second filly kindly leased to us by Alex Hales who has trained for the Club since the outset from his yard near Banbury.

This (as yet) unnamed four-year filly old by Great Pretender is currently out at grass and will come back into training in the second half of July. She will be campaigned initially in national hunt flat races before going over hurdles in the second half of the season. She has already been schooled over hurdles and jumps well.

She is a half sister to Millers Bank, also trained by Alex, who has shown smart form in national hunt flat races at the end of last season - finishing runner up twice out of three races. 

Share price

25 shares are available in both horses for 12 months, June 2019 - May 2020.

For further information please contact Henry Kimbell (Chandos 04) at 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 Captain, Megan Duckett (Stanhope 14) if you would like to play meganduckett@outlook.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 Rock & Blues Collective

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