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London Dinner 2010

This year's London Old Edwardians dinner took place at the RAF Club, Piccadilly, on 29 November.

You can view photos of the evening here.


This year the London Dinner was preceded by the AGM, which was helpfully staged in the bar so that those attending did not have to move far for the drinks reception. After a few drinks the old boys headed upstairs to the dining room where they were treated to a fantastic dinner which included the old favourite of steak and kidney pudding.

The guest speaker was Professor Ivan Roitt, who left King Edward's in 1945 - the same year as the Nobel Prize winner, Sir John Vane. The Professor spoke about his time at school and his own impressive scientific career, which included the discovery of thyroglobulin autoantibodies in Hashimoto's thyroiditis which helped to develop the concept of a relationship between autoimmunity and human disease. He was followed by the Chief Master, John Claughton (1975), and the School Captain, who updated those present on news from the School. After a rousing rendition of the school song, including the missing fourth ‘New Street verse', the President, John White (1973), brought proceedings to a close. It was then time for everyone to either head out into the cold or head for the warmth of the bar.

Simon Lerwill, Development Director, and James Cull, Head Boy, also attended the dinner.