In addition to the Annual Reunion Dinner on Friday 27 July and London reunion on Friday 29 June, BGS Old Boy milestone reunions were held on Saturday 28 July for the Classes of 1968, 1988, 1998, and 2008 to cap off a weekend of celebrations.
The BGS150 London celebration proved a wonderful occasion, with more than 60 community members coming along. There was also a performance from BGS musicians on their European tour.
Class of 1968: Over 50 Old Boys from the graduating class of 1968 enjoyed seeing the grounds and new developments on their tour of the Spring Hill campus, before a sit-down dinner in the Great Hall. The group shared their memories of classmates and teachers as well sharing their journeys since leaving BGS 50 years ago. A professional slideshow prepared by classmate Ian Bates was a highlight of the evening.
Class of 1978: The 1978 cohort will be gathering at the Caxton Hotel on Saturday 20 October to commemorate 40 years since graduating from BGS.
Class of 1988: Sixty Old Boys turned out for the 1988 reunion celebrations marking 30 years since graduation. The gathering at Gambaro Seafood Restaurant saw classmates enjoying signature canapes and stimulating conversation.
Class of 1998: This year group took the honour of hosting the largest milestone reunion in 2018. Almost 80 Old Boys from the 1998 cohort descended on BGS for a guided tour by classmate Greg Howes, to mark 20 years since graduation. They then reconnected with classmates and former teachers at a Cocktail event at The Alliance Hotel, which ensured a late night for all.
Class of 2008: A lively gathering of more than 70 Old Boys enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect and share stories of their journeys since leaving BGS 10 years ago, at a cocktail event at The Lilley Centre.