Cheltonian Society Events

After the long pause in Society events due to lockdowns, we were delighted to be able to hold a full programme of events during 2021-22. Society events are a mix of reunions for specific year groups and events that are open to all Society members.

We look forward to inviting Society members to our full programme of events in 2022-23. Please check our website for details of all upcoming events:


2020 Leavers’ Day


Lockdown meant the sudden departure of the Upper Sixth in 2020 but we were thrilled to finally invite our 2020 Leavers and their families back to celebrate their time in College in September 2021. Guests enjoyed speeches from the Head Mrs Nicola Huggett and Former Head Boy Gaurav Mediratta (L, 2020), a beautiful Chapel service, drinks reception and formal lunch. Many 2020 Leavers went on to watch rugby and hockey matches and to re-visit their old Houses.

“What a wonderful day, beautiful setting, sunshine, wonderful lunch and wine flowing, most moving Chapel service, good company and a very warm welcome from Cheltenham College.”

25-Year Reunion for Class of 1995 and 1996


In November 2021, we welcomed two year groups to their 25-year reunion, as the Class of 1995 reunion had to be cancelled in 2020 due to lockdown rules. The afternoon started with many attending College sports fixtures. Evening drinks were served in the Library, followed by a three-course meal in the Dining Hall. The event was also attended by some past teachers and current Head Mrs Nicola Huggett.

“What an amazing evening for the 95/96 leavers! It was so wonderful to reconnect with masters and fellow pupils. Very special being back at College – it brought back many happy memories.”

Cheltonian Society Christmas Drinks


To celebrate the run up to Christmas, we hosted an evening with gin cocktails and Indian inspired canapes at Memsahib Gin and Tea in Cheltenham. Christmas music and cheer was shared and it was a great opportunity for local parents, OCs and staff to get together.

“A very enjoyable event at the Memsahib Gin and Tea bar. I had never been there before and will definitely go again.”

5-Year Reunion for Class of 2017


Our first ever 5-year reunion was held in London in March. Our 2017 leavers were invited to join us for drinks at The Running Horse bar in Mayfair. We loved catching up on what everyone has been doing since leaving College.

“Thank you for a lovely and enjoyable 5-year OC reunion. I gather that it was a ‘new’ event and I thought that it was fantastic to be able to meet and catch up with everyone since we left.”

Andoversford Point to Point


This year, for the first time, we hosted a Cheltonian Society marquee at Andoversford Point to Point races. All Society members were invited to join us for a full day of trackside viewing, buffet lunch and afternoon tea. Our marquee enabled guests to catch up with other Society members and have a base to return to after visiting the various country stalls and judging arena.

“Food was yummy and there was a lovely mix of people with a great atmosphere in the marquee, making for a really lovely day out! I enjoyed reconnecting with College enormously. Thank you for welcoming me so warmly. I will remember my first Point to Point fondly and what a wonderful luncheon.”

50+ Year OC Reunion


In June 2022 we were delighted to welcome back Old Cheltonians who left College 50 years ago or longer (leavers 1972 and earlier) for a reunion lunch. The day included a beautiful Chapel service, lunch in the Dining Hall, House tours and Match Tea in the Pavilion watching the 1st XI playing Marlborough College (when rain didn’t stop play).

From the Chapel service with the magical performance by the choir (at which everyone marvelled) to the superb lunch and the Match Tea, it was a fabulous occasion … There was also the great pleasure of catching up with contemporaries we hadn’t seen for many years.

Cheltonian Society 100-Ball Cricket Day


A tremendous family-friendly day of cricket played on the Gloucestershire Cricket Festival grounds. The OC cricket team, Gloucestershire Gipsies and Free Foresters played a 100-ball triangular festival. Guests enjoyed refreshments, lunch and afternoon tea in the Cheltonian Society marquee.

“A fantastic day, played in a wonderfully competitive friendly atmosphere, with an excellent lunch and tea.”

International Drinks Receptions


It has been wonderful to be able to host international drinks receptions again. In recent months, receptions have been held in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. If you are interested in arranging a Society reception where you live, please get in touch.