OD’s Get togethers – Winter 2021

Old Dovorians Meet Up To Have Fun

With the easing of  Covid restrictions here in the UK after nearly two years of the pandemic, there have been a number of occasions since the summer that OD’s have meet up with each other, for an informal chat and social occasion.

It’s these occasions that we all appreciate our long term friendships that have in some cases spanned the decades.

On Sunday the 28th November, five Old Dovorians meet up in London for a little informal reunion, which in its self is not unusual.

However, in this particular case, what was unusual was that they had not seen each other since they left the College 46 years ago.

Within seconds, its was as if they had been transported back to there days at the College, the conversation was flowing with ease, the banter was in full swing, the nicknames were once again being used with affection, but the added magical ingredient was that all recounted the memories of their time at the College, particular their memories of playing rugby in the College 1st XV caught up with family news, as well as what we had all being doing since they last meet.

This all started when Phil Beck (S72 – 76) got in touch with Robert McAlpin (M71 – 76) to say that he was coming over from the States to visit his father, and it would be great if they could meet up.

From there the word went out, and Adewale Otubushin (M71 -76) Anthony (Teddy) Nickalls (M70 – 75) and Ekachai (Tui) Thapthimthong   (S69 – 74) who also joined both Phil and Robert, for a very nice authentic Chinese meal (This was meant to be Thai, but that was not possible due to the kitchens of the establishment being closed).

Back in November the Old Dovorian Club, through the Club’s New President organised an  Old Dovorian Club Informal Get Together At The Refinery On The South Bank In London .

This informal drinks event in London was well attended by a mixture of eras.

It was a pleasure to meet up with so many OD’s, including a strong Russian contingency, on Saturday at The Refinery on Bankside.

All who attended all enjoyed a few drinks, exchanging stories, cementing old friendships and making new friends too.

These are just a couple of get togethers that took place, there were many more, as shown on various social media platforms, on OD’s personal pages, which can be seen in a collection of photo’s that were posted, on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to name a few.

Please share your get togethers with the OD Club, by emailing photo’s and any text you might like to offer, to [email protected] so we can post these on the OD Club’s website within the new Social section we are looking to create.