The 2013 dinner will take place at the Queen's Hotel on Saturday 27 April. Unfortunately, we failed to co-ordinate dates with St Peter's, Southbourne - who will be having their dinner on the same date. We will miss their company - and must do better for 2014!

As was the case this year, tickets are priced at £29 (£20 for pupils of the College). We are very fortunate to have booked our guest speaker Penny Mordaunt MP, member for Portsmouth North. Penny has close links with the OJ's.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Steve Kitchen, a St John's boy from 1966-1977, will be remembered by many for his tennis and table tennis. He captained a very strong tennis team, supported by the wonderful Brother Maurice - with whom he once attended Wimbledon.

It is with great regret that we have to announce the death of Tony Baker. Tony was a dedicated OJ serving for many years on the Association committee, many of which as Chairman.

In recent years he has suffered from ill health. Unfortunatelly he died peacefully in his sleep on 30 March 2010.

At this time our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

His funeral will be held at St Colmans RC Church in Cosham at 11:30 AM on Friday 16 April 2010.


Annual Dinner 2009

The OJA Annual Reunion Dinner, although in its 90th year played host to a greater celebration this year, and to coin a phrase used by our previous publication editor, "you must have been living under a rock not to know what this was."

It was indeed the centenary celebration of St John's College, a real benchmark in the life of St John's, celebrating and commemorating 100 years since the founding of the College on the 4th November 1908.


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