Registered Charity Number: 1180214

The Old Stoic Society endeavours to support Old Stoics throughout their lives after leaving Stowe. We do this by offering a wide range of members’ services and activities, from sports and social activities to careers guidance and professional advice, along with introductions to others in the OS network.
As part of this support, we have set up the Old Stoic Benevolent Trust (OSBT) as a registered charity in its own right, to provide support for Old Stoics in an hour of need.

Any Old Stoic facing a personal crisis can contact the OSBT and we will provide a friendly face to speak to and practical help if we can. This could include modest financial support. 

All approaches will be handled confidentially by the OSBT Trustees, who can draw on Stowe and the OS network for resources and specialist advice, and who also have access to various other sources of support.

The Old Stoic Benevolent Trust is now available to you whether you have work, money, family, medical or other challenges, we provide a friendly empathetic ear, along with advice, practical help and emergency grants. It is easy to make contact and we are on your side.

Questions and queries should be directed to Anna Semler via or telephone 01280 818252.

All enquires and applications to the OSBT will be handled in the strictest confidence.

Our seed funding is coming from the Old Stoic Society, who have committed a modest annual donation. Additional donations or legacies would be most welcome.

How to Apply

All Old Stoics and their families are able to apply for help. Please download and complete the Application Form in as much detail as possible and refer to the supporting documents available to download below. 

Return your form by email to or by post to:

Old Stoic Benevolent Trust, Stowe School, Buckingham MK18 5EH

Application Form

OSBT Constitution

Privacy Notice

Grant Making Policy

Charity Commision Certificate

Can you help us?

We need to build up a small network of volunteers around the UK, to act as local points of contact with members we are helping 

We will be seeking offers of practical assistance or specialist skills when we are trying to put together an individual help package. Please look out for e-mails from the Old Stoic Office and respond if you can