Founder’s Day Dinner 2022

Tuesday 28 June 2022

The Stewards of Founders Day invite you to Founder’s Day Dinner 2022

Chief Steward: Peter Farnfield (MaA, MidA 66-73)

Ironmonger’s Hall
Shaftsbury Place
Barbican EC2Y 8AA
Friday 7th October 2022
6.00pm for 6.45pm

The Stewards are delighted to announce this year’s Chairman will be James Hooper (MaB, MidB 98-05). Many of you, especially younger Old Blues, will know of James from his adventures with the late and fellow Old Blue, Rob Gauntlett. In 2006 they became the youngest Britons to climb Everest and followed this with their “Pole to Pole” expedition for which they received the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award. A Fellow of the National Geographic Society James lives in the Far East where, after gaining a PhD from the University of Wollongong Australia, he spent time as an academic before becoming an environmental consultant to a number of leading multinationals.

Responding will be Andrew Wood (MaB, MidB, 67-74). Andrew was Senior Grecian and is a Presentation Governor. After CH he took a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge, followed by another in Clinical Science from Oxford. As a Fellow of Linacre College he spent ten years as a clinician and lecturer. The major part of his career was spent in the pharmaceutical industry where he held a number of senior positions at the cutting edge.

Dinner tickets are available at £115 (to include pre dinner drinks, table wines and port with coffee. A rate of £80 is available for those under 30 (at 01.09.22) and a special rate of £50 is available for those under 25 (at 01.09.22) Dress is Black tie. Guests are welcome.

Applications should be made via the online form and submitted by Thursday, 22 September 2022. For those wary of internet banking the application details can be filled out as normal and a cheque sent to the below address.

Considerable efforts to control pricing have been made but pressures exist. To counter these the Stewards invite those who cannot attend this year (and, indeed, those who can) to contribute towards the costs of inviting Grecians and our other special guests. Any such contribution should be noted on the application form and will be gratefully received,

Please note the evening’s timings have been brought forward at the request of many.

Dinner should end by 10.00pm but the bar will remain open until approximately 11.00pm.

As in previous years CHOBA will list, on their website, those attending as applications arrive. The presence of your name on this list should be taken as confirmation. Those without computer access will, on request, receive a written confirmation.  

Chief Steward, Peter Farnfield, looks forward to greeting you at the dinner.


Stewards of Christ’s Hospital Founder’s Day

Honorary Secretary: John D. Williams                                                                          

2 Churchgate House, Headley, Hampshire GU35 8PW 

01428 714064