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Old Warwickians

2019 - OWA President's Dinner

Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick
Saturday 11 May 2019
OWA President Adrian Keeling QC (WS 1975-85) invites OWs and their wives/partners to join him at the historic Lord Leycester Hospital on Saturday 11 May for the 2019 President’s Dinner.
 

The Lord Leycester Hospital was the home of Warwick School in the second half of the 16th century.  After nearly 500 years the school is therefore “coming home” to the centre of Warwick - for one night only.

The evening will give almost unique access to the mediaeval timber-framed buildings that are clustered around the Norman gateway into Warwick. During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I it became, under the patronage of Robert Dudley, a place of retirement for old soldiers. To this day the Hospital carries on that proud tradition and is home to retired service men and women and their partners.

Enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the historic Master’s Garden, with its 12th century Norman arch, Victorian pineapple pit, 2,000 year old nilometer and thatched summer house favoured by Nathaniel Hawthorne.  Visit the ancient Guildhall and the stunning galleried courtyard before following in the footsteps of James I to dine in the Great Hall.

Programme
18:30   Pre-dinner drinks in the Master’s Garden
19:30   Four course dinner in the Great Hall. There will be a cash bar during and after dinner.
23.30   Carriages.

Dress
Black tie.

Tickets
£70 per person to include pre-dinner drinks and a four course dinner. 100 tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

Parking
There is no parking at the Lord Leycester Hospital. The nearest public car park is a few minutes away at New Street (£1 from 18:00 to 08:00).

Chance to visit Warwick School
An optional afternoon tour of Warwick School is available on request from 15:30-16:30.

Cancellations
Tickets are for named individuals only and are non-transferable. If you wish to cancel your ticket(s) please advise Alumni Relations so that they may be reallocated to those on the waiting list. After 11 April, tickets are only refundable if we are able to reallocate them.

Booking deadline
Thursday 11 April 2019.

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