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The Oakhamian, Vol. 160, Winter Term 2000

The Oakhamian Magazine, recording the Winter term 2000. Contents: Editorial; Chapel; OSCA; Oakham School Fitness Centre; Staff News; Interview with the Headmaster; 1000th Gold Awards Celebration; Drama and Music; Art, Design & Technology; Expeditions and Trips; Sport; House Reports.

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The Grantham Journal, Friday, November 15th, 1957

  • HEA-HEA/7-HEA/7/6-HEA/7/6/4
  • Item
  • 15/11/1957
  • Part of Headmasters

Issue of The Grantham Journal reporting of the visit of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to Oakham School on 8 November 1957. Three double-pages A to C.

The Grantham Journal

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

This series relates to the history of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme at Oakham School since 1973. Most of the collection focusses on the 1000th Gold Award celebrations in 2000 and the visit of Prince Philip.

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The 1000th Gold Award

This sub-series focusses on the celebrations for the 1000th Gold Award, and the visit of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh on 28 November 2000.

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This sub-series focusses on any publication, including press cuttings, relating to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at Oakham School and royal visits.

Lincoln, Rutland & Stamford Mercury

Photographs of the Royal Visit

This contains photographs of the visit of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and the celebration of the 1000th Gold Awards being awarded at Oakham School.

Oakham School

Library and Archives

  • LAA
  • Subfonds
  • 1888 - 2019

This collection covers the history of all the libraries of Oakham School as well as the creation and daily working of the archives.

The Library series has material relating to each regeneration of the library (Smallbone, War Memorial). There is a rich photographic record of the opening and daily running of the Smallbone Library accompanied by administrative documents such as catalogues.

Under the Archives series, material cover correspondence with external readers and research into the history of the school and its pupils. There are also archive committee meeting minutes which show the evolution of the archives from its inception in 2010.

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Grosvenor Talbot Griffiths

This series focusses on the headmastership of Grosvenor Talbot Griffith (1935-1958) and contains items relating to the life at School in the mid-20th century, its staff and pupils.

Oakham School


  • EVT
  • Subfonds
  • 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.

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