Summer Reunion and AGM

St Anselm Hall Association


The Association’s Annual Reunion is held at the Hall every summer, usually on the weekend after the end of the summer term. Accommodation is available, for those who require it, in the Hall, and also in Canterbury Court (the new Hall on the site of the old Eskdale building) where the rooms are all en-suite.

The programme starts with afternoon tea in the quad, after which the Association holds its Annual General Meeting, which all members are most welcome to attend, and where the Association elects its Committee for the forthcoming year. Following the AGM, a short chapel service is held, before a sherry reception and formal dinner, always of the highest quality.

Then, over port and coffee, the assembled diners are entertained by an after dinner speaker from amongst the ranks of Old Anselmians, and in recent years speakers have included Barry Munslow, Professor of Politics from Liverpool, Air-Vice Marshall Peter Liddell and former Warden Geoffrey North. After the conclusion of the formal part of the evening, diners usually stay and chat over coffee, or go down to the Cellar Club bar, where the still scandalously cheap prices serve as a reminder to student days past.

The reunion is attended by Old Anselmians from every age group, from the pre-war years to those who have left but a week before. Many Anselmians are accompanied back to Hall by their wives (and even occasionally their children) or their girlfriends, and all are made to feel most welcome, no matter how long or short the period since their last visit.

Summer Reunion 2018

We have great pleasure in inviting you to the Summer Reunion to be held on Saturday 7th July 2018.
This event provides an ideal opportunity for members to reacquaint themselves with old friends, and an excellent way to celebrate the number of decades since first coming up to Slems, particularly if in an ‘-8’ year.

We are delighted to announce our guest speaker, ALISTAIR MCLEAN (1978-1981). A former President of the JCR, and member of the University rugby 1st XV, Alistair entered Hall in 1978 to read Geography. Upon graduating in 1981 with a 2:1, Alistair joined Mars as a Management Trainee, lured by the promise of an all-expenses paid Ford Cortina Estate! Following several subsequent years as European Product Manager at Johnson & Johnson, Alistair completed an MBA at Bradford University School of Management, for which he was awarded the Institute of Directors’ Prize for Top Student. After 7 years as Sales & Marketing Director at Porvair, and a further 5 years as Head of Sales & Marketing at Ernst & Young’s Industrial and Consumer Products Division, Alistair was later appointed Chief Executive Officer of Wasps Rugby Football Club. Under his leadership, Wasps would twice be crowned both National and European Champions. Upon leaving Wasps, Alistair became CEO of the National Greyhound Racing Club, and was most recently CEO of the Fundraising Standards Board, a co-regulator of UK charitable fundraising and governance.

Reception on the day will be open from 12 noon and the programme of events is as follows:

2.30pm Association AGM
4.00pm Afternoon Tea
6.00pm Evensong
6.30pm Drinks Reception
7.00pm Dinner (Black Tie/lounge suit)
10.00pm St Anselm Hall Cellar Club

Please note: Bookings are now closed for this event.

We enjoy hearing from Old Anselmians, and we look forward to seeing you at one of the reunions in the near future.

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