Category Archives: News

12 
Apr

Old Alts Golf – Friday 1st July

Friday 1st July Old Alts Golf – Limited Places, Book Now!

Chorlton Golf Club 9am.

Email Christian James.

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Published Date: 12th April 2022
Category: News


 

14 
Mar

David Nels Olson 1947-2022

It was with sadness we learned of the death of Dave Olson in February.
David (or ‘Hank’ as he was often known) was an outstanding and charismatic pupil. He was late arriving at AGSB (having previously lived in the USA) but was quick to involve himself in the school.
Dave was the Secretary to the Debating Society and with his easy delivery but knowledgeable manner won the day in many a debate. He was a School Prefect.
Dave proposed the toast to The School at the 1967 Annual Reunion Dinner.
His outside interests included attendance at the local Humanist Group as one of its youngest members and he also had an interest in Amnesty International.
Dave duly entered the 6th Form studying Arts, but on leaving AGSB he decided that he would like to study Dentistry, but entry to Dental School required Science subjects so Dave spent a year at a Manchester College of Further Education to get the requisite A-levels.
After qualifying BDS at Newcastle University, Dave enrolled at the Westminster School of Medicine at the University of London in 1979, funding his studies by working in a Dental Practice.
He qualified with MB; BS degrees and took up positions at St.Mary’s and St. Stephen’s Hospitals London before returning to the the USA in 1981.
Dave went on to specialise in Emergency/ Acute Medicine with licences to practice in several US states.
Dave was required to serve time in the US army as a surgeon and in 1991 he was present at an American airbase during the Gulf War when Saddam Hussein fired two scud missiles which wounded or killed many US soldiers.
He retired in 2019.
Dave will be remembered for his mighty intellect, his friendly charismatic persona and he was always such pleasant company.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl and their two children, Rachel and Alan to whom we send our heartfelt sympathy and condolences.
L.A.B.

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Published Date: 14th March 2022
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03 
Mar

Recent school leavers v School Rugby/Football/Hockey

This year’s games will take place at 2:30pm on Wednesday 6th April.

Recent pictures.

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Published Date: 3rd March 2022
Category: News


 

01 
Mar

Voluntary Exam Invigilators

We have been very lucky at AGSB in that we have benefitted over the years from many wonderful willing volunteers who have helped us with exam invigilating.  After two years of cancelled public exams we are very confident that exams will run as normal this summer and we are now in the process of trying to build up a pool of volunteers to assist us again.

We are wondering if any Old Altrinchamians may have some free time and would be willing to provide some support in a voluntary capacity.  The exams are running from Monday 16 May until Friday 24 June and we would provide information and training to those interested well in advance of the start.  Morning invigilation sessions will normally be between 9.00am and 11.00am and afternoon sessions between 1.30pm and 3.30pm, however, volunteers could be asked to invigilate for only part of this time.  Even a few sessions offered by volunteers would be a most valuable contribution.  Invigilation would take place in the Coleman Hall or other exam rooms where there will always be a senior experienced invigilator present.

Astrid Lavin <alavin@agsb.co.uk>

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Published Date: 1st March 2022
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27 
Feb

The Livingstone Suite

You must all have heard about Sir Ian Livingstone’s Knighthood, but some of you may not be aware that in School on the first floor of the south end, there is The Livingstone Suite. It was named to mark Ian’s support for the School
Our student librarians are holding some of the ‘Fighting Fantasy’ books co-written by Sir Ian Livingstone. A series of role-playing gamebooks, choose your own adventure, that have recently been republished for a new generation of children.

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Published Date: 27th February 2022
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21 
Feb

Old Alts Art/Culture Society

ARTS/CULTURE SECTION

Old Alts are keen to explore the feasibility of starting an Arts/Culture Section.

Activities include online discussions of musical items, television drama and films, books etc; visits to local art galleries, live theatre and concerts.

We would like to hear from any members who might be interested.

If you are interested please contact us at : artatoldalts@gmail.com

We would also be grateful for your comments and suggestions as to possible events and how we might proceed.

Cheers

Larry

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Published Date: 21st February 2022
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14 
Feb

Book your tickets now!

OLD ALTRINCHAMIANS ANNUAL DINNER AT BLANCHFLOWER RESTAURANT, ALTRINCHAM FRIDAY 4TH MARCH 2022 – 7PM

Join the Head & Old Friends in a New Format, New Venue for our 2022 Annual Dinner.

The remaining tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Old Altrinchamians Annual Dinner and it’s safe to say it’s going to be a bit different!

After discussion with many Old Alts, we’ve gone for a more casual event this year, to be held at Blanchflower on Shaws Road, Altrincham (opposite the renovated and very popular Altrincham Market). It’s a relatively new and highly commended establishment, with a capacity of only 70 diners.

This event was originally going to take place in 2020. Anyone who bought and paid for a ticket way back then, will already have their place. This means the remaining tickets are very much limited and we expect to sell out fast based on the interest shown so far.

You’ll remember that the school is around a mile away, (a short dash, or a leisurely stroll, depending on whether you attended school when lunch time trips to Alty were allowed or not!), so for those who enjoy a pre-dinner tour of the School, they will be doing tours at 3pm on the same day, so please let us know if you’re interested and we’ll get that set up..

Anyone wanting to meet up beforehand to chat with old friends over a pint have plenty of options available nearby to Blanchflower.

Within this fresh approach, there’s still plenty of room for important association traditions – the Head Master will be in attendance to share the latest school news, the raffle will entertain and reward once again, we’ll light candles to remember those Old Alts who have since passed and most importantly, friends old and new from AGSB will be with you to share the experience.

Here are the finer details:
Date & Time: Friday 4th March 2022. Arrive 7pm for 7.30pm.
Price: £30 (no concessions).
Dress: Smart casual but NOT black tie.
Menu:
Starters
House Smoked Salmon, Pickled Cucumber & fennel, Brown Butter Mayonnaise, crispy capers, Sourdough
or
Chicken liver parfait, sourdough melba toast, red onion chutney
or
Whipped Cashew and Salted Beetroot Tartlet, candied beetroot and walnut Salad (Veggie/Vegan)
 
Mains
Roasted Cod Loin, Boulangère Potatoes, charred Fennel, Tender stem, Beurre Blanc
or 
Corn fed chicken breast, fondant potato, pea & tarragon purée, roasted shallot &baby leeks, pancetta, jus
or 
Truffle celeriac steak with a flageolet bean, baby leek & wild mushroom cassoulet (Veggie/Vegan)

Dessert
Crème Brulee tart with rhubarb coulis
or 
Dark chocolate & pistachio mousse (VV)
or 
Regional cheese & chutney

Speciality Coffee / Leaf Tea

How to book your place at the dinner

Step 1:  Please can we ask that payment is made via bank transfer, to the following Old Atrinchamians Association account using your name as a reference.
Sort code: 51 61 11
Account number: 82472270
If you’d like to pay by cheque, please make it out to ‘Old Alts Association’ and post to Stephen Perrett at 65 Langham Road, Bowdon, Altrincham. WA14 3NT

Step 2: email Stephen Perrett  at sperrett@cheetham-mortimer.com to confirm a) how many tickets you have purchased and the names of anyone you have purchased a ticket on behalf of.
Also, b) what your and your guests dinner preferences are for all courses.
Tickets are strictly limited so please book your places as soon as possible to make sure you don’t miss out on this very special event.

Kind regards

Christian James
Chairman, Old Altrinchamians Association

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Published Date: 14th February 2022
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04 
Feb

Bruno Currie Appointed Professor

In the most recent Recognition of Distinction exercise at Oxford University, Old Altrinchamian, Bruno Currie, was appointed Professor of Greek Literature.

Many congratulations Bruno.

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Published Date: 4th February 2022
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26 
Jan

Yahia Al-Tamimi

This morning we had an exceptional talk by old boy @yahiaaltamimi about his career as a neurosurgeon. The @agsb_medsoc students in attendance were thoroughly inspired by his story and have gained some great tips into being a success within the medical profession.

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Published Date: 26th January 2022
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03 
Jan

Sir Ian Livingstone

www.gov.uk

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Published Date: 3rd January 2022
Category: News