The Clayesmore Season 2016-17

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    AGM and London Lunch

    January 2017

    Last Saturday, a hearty bunch of erstwhile school chums met in central London for the Annual General Meeting of the Old Clayesmorian Society, held at Browns Courtrooms, St Martin’s Lane. After the business of the day was over, more joined them for a tasty lunch where wine and conversation flowed as old friends cåaught up on news and shared memories of their school days in Iwerne. There w... read more

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    Dorset exhibition featuring OC artists

    January 2017

    Two well-known Old Clayesmorian artists join a host of highly-respected contemporaries in a new exhibition opening in Child Okeford. Works by Edward Ardizzone (1912 - 1916) and Robyn Denny (1945 - 1948) will hang next to those of other eminent painters such as David Hockney and L S Lowry at The Art Stable’s “Modern & Contemporary Prints”, opening on 21 January. [ read more

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    Furry charges at Iwerne

    January 2017

    Spotted in Country Life: A little piece of our history featured in the 30 November 2016 issue of Country Life with this reprint of a letter, sent to the magazine a hundred years ago. It was written by James Ismay, owner of Iwerne Minster House (now our School), about one of his daughters’ pack of Basset Hounds. We think they’re adorable. Perhaps we should reintroduce them! An interesting... read more

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    CLAYESMORE SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP: the hidden benefits

    December 2016

    One significant but, until now, unforeseen, advantage of being a card-carrying member of the Clayesmore Society came to light recently with a mysterious telephone call from a restaurant in Bristol. “Thomas”, of Las Iguanas in the Whiteladies Road, called to ask if we might help locate the owner of a wallet, left in the establishment the previous evening. A Society membership card was foun... read more

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    Head Board

    November 2016

    A long overdue arrival has appeared in the hall of the Main House, gracing the wall outside the de Selincourt Room. We have a new “Head Board”, so to speak. A roll of honour, commissioned by the School and made by local cabinet maker, Roy Smith, out of oak, it is a list of Heads and Wardens since the inception of Clayesmore in 1896. Starting with founder, Lex Devine and taking us to the pres... read more