This Saturday (11th August) at Hurst at 11am

This is just a reminder that the AGM of the OJ Club will take place this Saturday at the College.

The AGM is open to all former pupils of Hurst College, starts at 11am and will be held in the lecture hall within the CCF and Outward Bounds Department (previously known as the squash courts). There will be signage to help.

Refreshments will be served afterwards on North Field outside the Dance Studio (previously known as the gym).

I very much look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Antonia Hawken


OJ Rugby day at the Stoop – Feb 2018

A 20 strong group of OJ’s, staff and friends enjoyed a day at the Stoop watching Harlequins take on Wasps in the Anglo-Welsh Cup ( tickets were sourced by Jordan Turner-Hall  ex-quins and England who is now Hurst’s rugby professional and sports ambassador). This was preceded by a Sunday lunch at the Britannia  Pub in Richmond which although a little truncated because of kick off time was enjoyed by all. OJ’s in attendance included Joe Siantonas (Red Cross 2002-2007 ) Axie Deck (Star 2002-2007)  Tom Poole (Red Cross 2002-2007) Tom Smethurst (Red Cross 2002-2007) Josh Wait Red Cross (2002-2005) Will Matthews ( Star 2002-2007 )  Max Scott (Red Cross 2000-2005) Nick Chadwell (Star 2006-2011) Scott Simkins (Woodard 2006-2008) and James Ebdon (Woodard 2009-2014 ) . Star House was keenly represented with  Chris Gray ( House Master Star 1995-2002 ) Simon Poole ( Star House master 2002-2008) and  John Bettridge ( Star Tutor 1992-2008) ,catching up with some of their House mates. The game was an entertaining affair with Wasps running out comfortable winners in the end. Hurst OJ Charlie Matthews ( Star 2004-2009) did, however score a consolation try which gave the home crowd something to cheer about. For those of you who follow your Rugby, word has it that Charlie has now signed for Wasps for next season (they clearly liked what they saw that day !!)

The OJ committee are looking to repeat this event next season (game and venue TBC but it is likely to be Harlequins or Saracens at Home /ideally on a Friday night after work – unless we can get international tickets !!!!!) . Details will be posted on the website and the face book page so please keep an eye out for this. Anyone interested in joining this venture please contact . It will be great fun and a good way to catch up with old school mates and staff whilst watching some rugby.

Pictures: OJ’s in the South Stand, Lunch at the Stoop at the Britannia, Tom Poole ,  Will Mathews ,Tom Smethurst, Axie Deck, Max Scott ,Tom Smethurst, Joe Siantonas and last picture ‘Star Men ‘ –  Simon Poole, John Bettridge and Axie Deck

OJ T20 Evening – Wednesday 1st August 2018

Sussex v Gloucestershire at Hove, 7.00pm start.

Tickets are now available at £20 per head (subsidised by the OJ Club)

Payment method: Payment of £20 per seat by internet/phone to Hurst Johnian Club, sort code: 50-00-00 a/c no. 03014940. Please give your name + T20 as the reference

You will be credited with a ticket when I know you have paid! But let me know you have paid to

Over 60’s Lunch 7th March 2018

Just over 5 weeks to go to the over-60’s lunch at the Oriental Club.   We are still a bit short of the ‘Young Over-Sixties’, so why not sign up for what will be a convivial meal in superb surroundings?   This does not exclude you if you are an older over-sixty, and have still to get around to contacting me, Rodney Battey, at  and I can give you the details.