How to get involved

There are several OS Clubs that offer Old Stoics the opportunity to take part in activities appealing to their interests.

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 

In this section:

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

OS Racing Club

The Old Stoic Racing Club (OSRC) is now in its sixth 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.

We are always actively looking for past pupils and parents in particular to help us form new syndicates or take shares in existing ones. 

Our successes on the course so far include:

Bourbon Beauty (Alex Hales) – winner of the Grade 2 Mares Final at Newbury, March 2021 ridden by Harry Bannister (Chatham 12)

Mild Illusion (Jonathan Portman) – winner of the Listed Bosra Sham Stakes at Newmarket, November 2019

Sweet Reward (Jonathan Portman) – Three time winner during the 2021 season at Goodwood and Sandown twice and second at the famous Glorious Goodwood Festival. 

You can also keep in touch with our news, runners and other activities by joining our Old Stoic Racing Club Facebook page and follow our @StoweRacing Twitter handle

For further information contact Henry Kimbell (Chandos 04) E: or call 07979 522744

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

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.

Click here to follow Stowe-X Music on Instagram for regular updates.

Club Secretary: Nigel Milne (Chandos 68)

To join the mailing list to be kept up to date, please email