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Old Canfordians

Centenary Celebrations

Plans are very much underway for the Canford Centenary Celebrations. Events throughout the year include a Foundation Service at Salisbury Cathedral, a Proms in the Park Garden Party and the OC London Drinks Party. 

Foundation Service

Friday 28th April 2023 - 10:00, Salisbury Cathedral 

On Friday 28th April at 10am, the Canford Community will gather at Salisbury Cathedral for the Centenary Foundation Service led by Rev Phil Jack and the School's combined choirs. Rev James Dudley-Smith will be preaching and a specially commissioned piece for the centenary by OC Howard Moody B82 will be performed by the choir.  All members of the Canford Community are invited to join us. 

This is a ticketed event with no charge. Entry without a ticket will not be permitted.

Please book your tickets here.

Proms in the Park Garden Party

Sunday 25th June 2023 - 12:00 - 17:00, Canford School

Join us at Canford on Sunday 25th June 2023 to celebrate our 100th birthday!

Arrive from midday with your picnic to enjoy on Mountjoy before a spectacular concert featuring Canford musicians from 15.30-17.00. There will be tours of Canford, an art exhibition, lawn games for children and food carts available if you wish to purchase food. 

This is a ticketed event with no charge but booking is essential.

Please book your tickets here.

The Old Canfordian Society (OCS) is the membership organisation for all pupils who have experienced a Canford education. Many Honorary Old Canfordians also exist, normally long-serving members of Canford staff. The OCS committee is a group of OC volunteers who meet to discuss the business of the OC Society. 

A full calendar of OC events is organised by the school Development Office, including Reunion Lunches, careers networking events, a London Drinks Party, occasional regional gatherings and overseas reunions. In addition, a network of overseas OC Reps provide a Canford contact for OCs living or travelling around the world.

The OCS also helps give back to Canford School. It instigated the first Careers Symposium and for numerous years helped to organise the event. They now sponsor the Careers Convention for Lower Sixth Formers, which is organised by the school Development and Careers Office, providing a day of careers advice from OCs in a range of industries. The OC Society also gives donations to Canford School from time to time, when a project is identified that would be of benefit to the school but is outside of the normal budget. Recent donations have included the refurbishment of the stone crest above the Assembly (Gisborough) Hall and a health centre golf buggy.

Finally, OC sport is thriving, with OC representatives for hockey, cricket, rugby, netball, golf, rowing and many other sports.  There is an annual OC Golf Day held on the school course and the club has over 100 active members, making it one of the largest OC groups. Each year a Cygnets Cricket week happens in the second week of July, and OC teams have participated in the Bournemouth Sevens tournament in late May.

For more information on OC sport or how you can get involved, please contact the Development Office. 

OC Magazines

The OC magazine is now published annually in the autumn for members of the Old Canfordian Society.

Please email development@canford.com if you wish to request a copy.

The OC Society Magazine - Autumn 2022

Welcome to Society – your new OC magazine, edited by OC Joanna Ashwick F92.  We really hope you enjoy it.

CANFORD GLOBAL CONNECT

CONNECT - Find and reminisce with fellow OCs, see what they have been up to and stay in touch.

GIVE BACK - Introduce, employ and offer to act as a mentor to OCs.

DEVELOP - Develop your professional network to get introduced to people you should know.

NEWS - See forthcoming events and news from Canford

OC Obituaries

We would be honoured to publish an obituary for any member of the Canford Community. Please contact Rachael Daniel in the Development Office.

Development Annual Report 2021

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