The first virtual OI event, which took place on Monday 25th January, was hailed a great success.
OIs attended the online Burns Supper from all around the UK with Scotland being well represented. We also had OIs who had not been to an OI event before or at least, not for a very long time.
Tim Passmore (OI 1966-77) hosted the event encouraging the audience members to share their stories whilst enjoying a hamper full of amazing food and sipping on a wee dram or two!
David Bowie (OI 1974-85)
I wanted to write to thank you, Iain, Tim and the whole team for organising what was a fantastic event last night. Sally and I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was great to meet new people with a shared connection through Ipswich School. I haven't been involved in any OI events for a very long time (London Dinner once a while ago and an Edinburgh Get Together many years ago), so it was really wonderful to reconnect - it brought back great memories.
The aspect that made me want to be part of the event was the shared experience of the food - which was fabulous and very tasty. And the evening truly delivered on that. Tim did a brilliant job of including everyone and their stories. We felt especially honoured as part of the Scottish contingent!
John Lambie (OI 1965-69)
On behalf of Glenys and me, thank you for facilitating last evening. The evening was very enjoyable with good company and lovely food. Perhaps you could pass on our thanks too to the committee for organising this event and especially to Tim for keeping the evening running so smoothly and to William for his work to get the hampers to us all. All of the food in the hampers was very tasty and we found the quantities extremely generous so we have had some of the “courses” for lunches on a couple of days.
Helen Forrest (OI 1989-91)
I just wanted to thank you and the team for organising a really fun evening last night. The food was absolutely super, and it was really nice to meet with fellow OIs and even reconnect.
With grateful thanks to Coes, Prestige Bars & Catering, Clare Lock, Tim Passmore, The Ol Club Committee and Carrie Baker Development Officer, Ipswich School.