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What is the Old Aldenhamian Society, what are the benefits and why you should join?
Download the OA Society brochure to find out.
Vice Presidents Comprised of former Presidents of the Committee, former Headmasters or long standing members of the Common Room and other notable OAs, the position is awarded by the Committee for life.







F E Burlingham Johnson EsqS 1939-41
J A Cockett EsqS 1941-46
D R Male Esq CBEP 1942-47 (Ex-President)
Field Marshal The Lord Vincent GBE KCB DSOS 1945-50 (Ex-President)
C E Arkell EsqB 1946-52; CR 1962-93
P J Purton Esq OBEB 1946-51 (Ex-President)
P W Boorman EsqHeadmaster 197 ...
The OA Committee meets three times a year to discuss and agree events, publications, club activities and other services. If you are interested in joining the Committee or have an item to raise please contact the Development and OA Office oas@aldenham.com
All appointments and re-appointments will take place at the AGM.
The President's post is for a period of 3 years, the Honorary Secretary and Treasurer are for 1 year and ordinary Committee Members remain for a period of 3 years.
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The Old Aldenhamian Society Committee has agreed a set of Objectives and Rules. You can see these by downloading the document here.
The majority of boys and girls become members of the OA Society when they leave Aldenham. Parents are invited to pay an initial membership which will be valid for a minimum of 20 years, after which OAs may renew their membership by making an annual subscription. OAs who did not join the Society whilst at the school and who now wish to join would be warmly welcomed.
Please contact:
The Hon. Secretary
OA Society
Aldenham School
Elstree
Hertfordshire
WD6 3AJ
Email: oas@aldenham. ...
The OA Society is run on a day to day basis by the Development and OA Office at Aldenham School.

General enquiries
Ann Saffery
Development and OA Manager
Aldenham School
Elstree
Hertfordshire
WD6 3AJ
Tel: +44 (0)1923 851612
Email: aesaffery@aldenham.com

Membership
Jackie Wilkie
Development and OA Assistant
Aldenham School
Elstree
Hertfordshire
WD6 3AJ
Tel: +44 (0)1923 851614
Email: jackie@aldenham.com
Beginning of Meal
Benedic, Domine, nobis, et his donis Tuis quae de Tua largitate sumus sumpturi et concede ut eis salubriter nutriti Tibi debitum obsequium praestare valeamus; per Jesum Christum Dominum nostrum.

End of meal
Concede, Domine Deus, ut his donis datis a Ricardo Platt, fundatore nostro, ad tuam gloriam utamur; et cum omnibus qui in fide Christi decesserunt ad caelestem vitam resurgamus; per Jesum Christum Dominum nostrum.
(Richard Platt, in his Orders for the School, appointed the following prayer to be used as A thanckesgiving for the Fownder after his deathe.)


Domine Deus resu'rectio et vita credentium qui semper es laudandus tam in viventibus quam in defunctis agimus tibi gratias pro religioso viro Domino Ricardo Platto hujus Scholae fundatore cuius solius erga bonas literas pietatemq; studio in hac Schola bonis literis innstituimur et ad virtutem erudimur humillime rogantes ut nos his donis recte ad tuam ...
(Let us now praise famous men)




Laudate nunc praeteritos
Et omnes bene meritos,
Nobilium memoriam
Et fundatoris gloriam
Ricardi Platt:
Qui suis largitatibus
Fundavit in his partibus
Et dedicavit artibus
Hanc ALDENHAM, hanc ALDENHAM-
Nunc Aldenhamiensibus,
Praeteritis, praesentibus,
Hanc Scholam diligentibus,
Sit felicitas!
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