It is now just over nine weeks since I was installed as President of the Old Boltonians’ Association for 2017 by Sir Philip Craven, and four days since my first function in that role which was the annual Alumni Cambridge Dinner, held at Jesus College. This was a very pleasant evening with good food and wine and plenty of interesting conversation....
The Old Boltonians' Association has a world-wide membership of over 4,500 former pupils of Bolton School Boys' Division. It has existed in one form or another since 1895, at which time the school, then Bolton Grammar School, was a small one-room school with fewer than 100 pupils.
The first Old Boys' Dinner was held in the Commercial Hotel, Bolton...
City, Business and Finance
CEO, Evoia Capital LLP
Head of Equity Derivatives, Investec
HM Customs and Excise Commissioner
Andrew ‘Chubby’ Chandler
MD, International Sports Management Limited
W John Craven
Managing Partner, Smith...
A group of Old Boltonians have volunteered their time free of charge to act as volunteer mentors, to assist younger Old Boys in the transition from university to the world of work. All of the volunteer mentors have offered to use their professional experience in fields such as Journalism, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Banking and Property, to...
The OBA Committee plans to harness the enthusiasm and contacts of some of the younger Alumni in the run up to the Association’s 125th Anniversary, in 2020, by creating roles for a number of "Ambassadors". Their remit will be to raise the profile of the OBA within their peer group, and to plan an integral role in shaping the OBA as a vibrant...
Past Presidents of the Old Boltonians' Association
1939-48 Dr B Thornley
1948-50 A Holt
1950-52 J M Howarth
1952-53 Dr F Vause
1953-54 R M Greenhalgh
1954-56 Sir W Tonge
1956-57 W H Haslam...