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  • CUR
  • Subfonds
  • 1926 - 2020

This collection highlights the depth and breadth of the school's curriculum and pupil's work. The drama and music sub-series are particularly detailed with their collection of production stills and programmes.

CUR/7 contains reports relating to the school's teaching and curriculum alongside timetables for lessons and exams, and comprehensive examination results for GCSE, A Level and IB.

Throughout the series in this collection, there is material relating to events and trips undertaken by various departments to increase the extra-curricular activities of pupils.

Oakham School


  • HEA
  • Subfonds
  • 1818 - 2021

Stretching back to the headmastership of Dr. Doncaster, this collection comprehensively covers the correspondence, publications, photographs and other ephemera of the headmasters of Oakham School up to the present day. For many of the headmasters, correspondence and rolls calls are a significant theme in their series.

This collection also contains an excellent record of speeches and sermons given by G. Talbot Griffiths and John Buchanan.

The final series on reports covers the headmaster's, deputy headmaster's and registers writings on the state of the school, including topics such as building and estate development, admissions, the curriculum, examination results, and Old Oakhamians.

Oakham School

Old Oakhamian Club

  • OOC
  • Subfonds
  • 1584 - 2020

This collection charts the history and activities of the Old Oakhamian Club. It has excellent records of dinners and events thrown by the club such as reunions, international dinners and Oakham events. Most of the documents are administrative, but there are photographs and correspondence material too.

There are good records on the school's foundation and the club's golfing society. Most of the material has been produced by the Old Oakhamian club or the foundation. Thus, there is a good record of publications and marketing material relating to these events.

Oakham School


  • ADM
  • Subfonds
  • 1871 - 2021

This collection focuses on the administrative side of the school including admissions and trustees.

There is a rich collection of admissions books dating back to the 19th century alongside detailed notes of Trustees' committee minutes and development plans.

School inspections undertaken by external bodies are represented in this sub-fond and include some of the 19th century schemes which helped to found the school as one independent from Uppingham.

ADM/4 contains policy documents outlining the health and safety measures in the school.

Oakham School

Great Expectations

A spiral bound scrapbook containing 10 pages of photographs of the filming of "Great Expectations" on Market Place and Chapel Close, showing the set, the actors and Oakham School pupils. With seven additional loose photographs.

Oakham School

A photo album

A blue photo album containing photographs of the opening of Schanschieffs, retiring teachers, sports teams, the school orchestra, Oxbridge entrants, the 50th anniversary of Deanscroft/Haywoods, the Harvest Party, the Row Across Channel challenge, Sports Day and the visit of Garry Kasparov.

Oakham School

Talbot Griffiths' photo album

A photographic album of the school (but mainly of Wharflands house) from the Talbot-Griffiths era. Photographs of various staff members, buildings, House prefects, scouts, sporting photos (steeplechase, water-polo, rugby), House photos (Wharflands), Drama photos (Midsummer's Nights Dream and Macbeth 1953), The 1953 Elizabethan Fair, Form 4A photo (1951 and 1953), The choir, the Memorial Library opening, a christening, the visit to RCAF N.Luffenham Swindells, and the proclamation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Oakham School

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