The Old Aldenhamian Society
t. 01923 851612 e. oas@aldenham.com
About Us
About Old Aldenhamian Society
Left: James James-Crook (M1968-72), President.

What is the Old Aldenhamian Society and its benefits and why you should join?

The OA Society and the School work together to provide opportunities for social occasions such as OA Day, Regional lunches and the popular annual OA Dinner also continuation of sports and other interests developed at School. Valuable business networking through aldenham.net and career development opportunities through Mentoring are also available.

Members of the OA Society receive an annual magazine, the OA Review, either in hard copy or electronic format. You will also be given remote access to the member database. A set of unique access details will enable members to search for other OAs wherever they are in the world, and make contact with them.

Members can update their own personal profile with contact details, further education and employment information on line, so that others can keep in touch with you through the 'Find your Friends' feature on this website.

Download the OA Society brochure to find out more.
Vice Presidents
Vice Presidents comprising former Presidents of the Committee, former Headmasters or long standing members of the Common Room and other notable OAs, the position is awarded by the Committee for life.





F E Burlingham Johnson Esq


(SHO1939-41)



J A Cockett Esq


(SHO1941-46)



J R Edwards TD JP


(B1946 -51)



P J Purton Esq OBE


(B1946-51) (Ex-President)



Ian Luetchford


(B1948-51)



N A Sutherland OBE DL


(B1966 -70) (Ex-President)



R C Wood Esq


(CR1966 -98)



P W Boorman Esq


Headmaster 1974-83



M Higginbottom Esq JP


Headmaster 1983-94



S R Borthwick Esq


Headmaster 1994-2000



R S Harman Esq


Headmaster 2000-2006



Committee Members
The OA Committee meets four times a year to discuss and agree events, publications, club activities and other services.  Vice Presidents and official representatives of OA sports clubs and OA choir may attend on an ad hoc basis.

If you are interested in joining the Committee or have an item to raise please email either the President jamesjamecrook@hotmail.co.uk or the Honorary Secretary frankerogers@gmail.com

The President is appointed for an initial period of 3 years, the Honorary Secretary and Treasurer on an annual basis and other Committee Members are elected and remain for an initial period of 3 years. 

Current OA Committee Members:



James James-Crook (M1968-72) - President


Derick Burlingham Johnson (SHO1939-41) - Vice President


John Edwards (B1946-51) - Vice President
Frank Rogers (SH1953-58) - Honorary Secretary


Richard Peart (SH1955-60) - Honorary Treasurer


Chris Stern (P1973-78) - Committee Member (Annual Dinner)


Lydia Chapman (P2010-12) - Editor of the OA Review


David Hayes (SHO1963-68) - Mentoring Scheme Co-ordinator


Clare Yeabsley (K1988-90) - Committee Member
Daniel Andrews (B2000-07) - Proposed



Nominated School Representatives:




James Fowler - Headmaster



Emma Murray - Deputy Head, Co-Curricular & External Affairs



Ann Saffery - Development and OA Manager



Jackie Wilkie - Development & OA Assistant
OA Society Objectives and Rules
The Old Aldenhamian Society Committee has agreed a set of Objectives and Rules. You can see these by downloading the document here.
Membership
The majority of boys and girls become members of the OA Society when they leave Aldenham. Parents are invited to pay for membership along with the School fees. This initial membership will be valid for 20 years, after which OAs may renew their membership by making an annual subscription. OAs who did not join the Society whilst at the School and who now wish to join would be warmly welcomed.
Please contact:
The Hon. Secretary
OA Society
Aldenham School
Elstree
Hertfordshire
WD6 3AJ
Email: oas@aldenham.com
Tel: 01923 851614.
According to the Rules in place then, members who joined before September 2002 have life status, however they are invited to make a voluntary annual subscription, minimum, £10 per annum and the OA Society would welcome larger amounts as donations towards costs.
If you left Aldenham in Summer 1998 or before you are invited to pay a voluntary annual subscription.
School Prayer
Richard Platt, in his Orders for the School, appointed the following prayer to be used as: "A thanckesgiving for the Fownder after his deathe".

Domine Deus resu'rectio et vita credentium qui semper es laudandus tam in viventibus quam in defunctis agimus tibi gratias pro religioso viro Domino Ricardo Platto hujus Scholae fundatore cuius solius erga bonas literas pietatemq; studio in hac Schola bonis literis innstituimur et ad virtutem erudimur humillime rogantes ut nos his donis recte ad tuam gloriam nostramq; utilitatem utentes una cum fidelibus defunctis omnib; ad caelestem gloriam resurgamus per Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen
School Song
(Let us now praise famous men)

Laudate nunc praeteritos

Et omnes bene meritos,

Nobilium memoriam

Et fundatoris gloriam

Ricardi Platt:

Qui suis largitatibus

Fundavit in his partibus

Et dedicavit artibus

Hanc ALDENHAM, hanc ALDENHAM-

Nunc Aldenhamiensibus,

Praeteritis, praesentibus,

Hanc Scholam diligentibus,

Sit felicitas!
School Grace
Beginning of Meal

Benedic, Domine, nobis, et his donis Tuis quae de Tua largitate sumus sumpturi et concede ut eis salubriter nutriti Tibi debitum obsequium praestare valeamus; per Jesum Christum Dominum nostrum.

End of meal

Concede, Domine Deus, ut his donis datis a Ricardo Platt, fundatore nostro, ad tuam gloriam utamur; et cum omnibus qui in fide Christi decesserunt ad caelestem vitam resurgamus; per Jesum Christum Dominum nostrum.
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