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Oakham School File
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  • HEA-HEA/11-HEA/11/2
  • File
  • 1996 - 2002
  • Part of Headmasters

This file focusses on letters received/sent by the Headmaster Tony Little during his headmastership (1996-2002).

Tony Little


This file focusses on correspondence regarding the refurbishment of Old School in the late 1980s-early 1990s and the issue concerning the frescoes.

Oakham School


This file contains various photographs of Old School throughout the years.

Oakham School

The Barraclough Hall

A collection of photographs of the Barraclough Hall since its construction in 1946. Once a warehouse at the terminus of the Canal on Ashwell Road, later converted into stables, the Barraclough Hall was named in honour of Mrs Barraclough, benefactor to the school, and in memory of her late husband, Norman Barraclough (OO, 1883). At the west end was the stage and the theatre would seat about three hundred and fifty people. Other features included a traditional long hall, raked stage and Proscenium Arch. The opening ceremony took place on 20 June 1953.

Photo-Reportage Ltd

The Queen Elizabeth Theatre (since 1984)

A collection of photographs of the QET since the transformation of the Barraclough Hall as part of the Quatercentenary Development Plan. The architect, W.O. Wilson, had designed a modern auditorium, with raked seating and a large stage below the audience, a gallery and a foyer facing the Music School lawn and purpose-built rooms for changing, costumes, scenery making and storage. It was equipped with a computerized lighting system and sophisticated sound equipment. The new Oakham Theatre was officially opened on 16 November 1984 by Queen Elizabeth II.

L.R. Shipsides

Various photographs

  • HOU-HOU/16-HOU/16/3-HOU/16/3/1
  • File
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Part of Houses

This file focuses on various informal photographs of the day girls of Hambleton competing in interhouse competitions, organising bake sales, on trips and other house events. It is believe these photographs relate to the first few years of Hambleton House.

Oakham School

Work as a Pupil

  • STF-STF/11-STF/11/2
  • File
  • 1968 - 1973
  • Part of Staff

This file focusses on material relating to Jon Wills' time at Oakham School as a pupil.

Oakham School

Headmaster's Reports

  • HEA-HEA/15-HEA/15/1
  • File
  • 1958 - 1986
  • Part of Headmasters

This file relates to the Headmaster's Annual report to the Trustees, from the 1950s to 1980s. The reports cover all aspects of School, academic, examination results, extra-curricular activities, Estates and Maintenance, staff and individual faculty report, vision for the future of the School. All reports are private and confidential.

John Buchanan


This file focusses on newsletters, reviewing the terms' events and achievements.

Richard Bull

Michael Stevens

  • HEA-HEA/9-HEA/9/5
  • File
  • 1984 - 1985
  • Part of Headmasters

This file relates to Michael Stevens, Acting Headmaster for two terms in 1985. The bulk of the collection is letter to Parents.

Michael Stevens

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