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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
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  • 1960 - 2021

This collection focuses on major events that have occurred to the school and its pupils. This includes the Quatercentenary celebrations and the school's reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Quatercentenary celebrations compromised of several events including the visit to the school by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Quatercentenary ball, and special productions to celebrate the recent opening of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

There is a detailed series on the school's Speech Day which includes a comprehensive list of programmes and award winners from the ceremony.

There is a excellent record of items showing how the school reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is general communication to parents and staff, information on the structure of face to face and distance learning teaching, and also an illuminating collection of photographs taken by Ms. Fernandez in 2021.

Oakham School

A letter from Tony Little to Nigel Richardson

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  • 01/03/2002
  • Part of Headmasters

A letter from the Headmaster Tony Little to Nigel Richardson, Headmaster of the Perse School, regarding the Golden Jubilee and sending photographs of the Queen's visit in 1984.

Tony Little

John Barber and The Story of Oakham School

A collection of documents related to John Barber's book, "The Story of Oakham School". The sub-series includes photographs, letters received by the author, press cuttings advertising the publication and the book.

John Lewis Barber

A letter from Robert Fellowes to Richard Bull

A letter from Robert Fellowes, in service to the Queen at Buckingham Palace, to Richard Bull thanking the Headmaster, the school staff and pupils on behalf of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh for the visit and the celebrations of the Quatercentenary, and thanking John Barber for a copy of his book "The Story of Oakham School".

Robert Fellowes

Pre-publication stages

This file focuses on correspondence asking/ giving John Barber permission to use certain material in his book.

John Lewis Barber

The Old Oakhamian, No.47, 1985 - Quatercentenary Commemorative Issue

The Old Oakhamian Magazine, published in 1985. Contents: Editorial; This Year's President; Richard Bull; O.O. Quatercentenary Dinner; A.G.M. and O.O. Day; Regional Reunions; 1984 - A Personal View; The Royal Visit; A Pilot through the Shoals; Life in the Twenties and the Eighties; School News; O.O. News; New Members; Address Changes; Engagements, Marriages, Births & Deaths; Obituaries; O.O. Golfing Society; O.O. Rifle Club; O.O. Masonic Lodge; Notices; Club Colours/School Shop; Rugby Fixtures; Diary Dates; Late News; An Oakham Overture to Poetry. Twenty-three double-pages A to W.

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