A focal point for the future - a link with the past

Lancing College was founded by Nathaniel Woodard in 1848 and was the first of the Woodard Schools to be established in the UK. The Old Lancing Club was founded in 1878 for the benefit of former Lancing College pupils known as OLs. Today, on leaving the College, every Lancing pupil automatically becomes a member of the OL Club which has over 8000 members including more than 1300 living outside the UK. Girls started to enter the school in 1978 so there are now more than 1500 women OLs.

The Club communicates with its membership in its own section, “The Club Review”, within the College magazine, “The Quad”, published three times a year. More immediate news is conveyed each term through e-newsletters, on the Club pages of the College website, via Twitter and on Facebook. This is where you will find details of events hosted by The Club, which are free of charge to members and include: the AGM and Summer Reception, a special event in September for young OLs, and the Carol Service and Christmas Party each December. Other events are held jointly with the College including the Over 60s Lunch and overseas reunions. There are also many events, celebrations and gatherings held by the College to which OLs are warmly invited. Please do come along to as many of these as you can – they are an excellent way of catching up with old friends, networking and remaining part of the Lancing community.

Leavers are also encouraged to continue with their sports after Lancing by joining one of the many OL Sports teams (including football, netball, hockey, cricket, Eton Fives and golf) supported financially by The Club. These teams participate in a variety of leagues and Old Boys’ and Old Girls’ competitions including the Arthur Dunn Cup (football), the Cricketer Cup, the Londonderry Cup (squash) and the Halford Hewitt (golf).

The Old Lancing Club is run by a committee of OLs with Nigel Wheeler (Olds 1963 -1968) as our President and Nigel Bennett (Olds 1972 -1977) as our Chairman. Officer roles come up for re-election each year and Committee members every three years. Please consider becoming actively involved in the Committee. If you are interested contact: foundation@lancing.org.uk or call +44 (0)1273 465709.

We hope to see you soon at one of our events.