Annual Dinner 2017 

Some 45 members and guests attended the 105th Annual Dinner at the Club on Friday October 6th 2017.

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Guests of Honour

The President's honoured guests this year were:

  • College Principal Remley Mann and her husband Eamon

  • Chair of College Students Union Connor Hill

  • Chair of College Governors Professor Chris Painter

  • President of Old Foleyans Association Professor David Walker

  • Head of the College Trustees  Alan Cutler

The special guest speaker was Mr. Andrew Pickersgill, consultant Gynaecologist & Obstetrician, who in his early years, was taught by one of our past Presidents Bob Lloyd-Jones.

We were delighted and grateful that they were all able to attend.

Pre-Dinner Reception
Eamon and Remley Mann with Connor Hil
Prof Chis Painter and Alan Cutler
Rob Franks and Prof David Walker
Andrew Pickersgill  and Bob Lloyd-Jones

The dinner itself was held in the snooker hall, suitably arranged in banquet style, thereby allowing the main bar to be used for pre-dinner refreshments and  convivial discussion.


The diners were called into dinner at 7.30 pm for the formal proceedings. Paul Thatcher efficiently assumed the role of Master of Ceremonies for the rest of the evening.   

Mike Deathridge said Grace and the scene was set for dinner.


The starter of Parma Ham and Melon was followed by a very palatable Roast Sirloin of beef, topped off with Cherry brûlée and ice cream and, to finish, Cheeseboard, coffee and mints.


As usual, Tim worked his wonders  in preparing  the magnificent dinner in total - all served effectively by Tracey and her staff and washed down with the varieties of wine and other refreshment provided in the Club.


The build-up to each toast included  introductory contributions from each proposer and in-depth responses from those concerned. 


Of particular note, President Mike Aston  thanked all those responsible for the success of the evening (with reference to Tim and Tracey  specifically).

He went on to outline the various positive changes and proposals that have been made during his Presidency in recognition of how the Club must change in the future.

VP Roger Hadley
President Mike Aston
College Principal
Remley Mann
David Winterford


College Principal Remley Mann provided a most informative account of how the College is changing and growing in the face of reduced funding, initiatives to secure extra revenue, more international students and the attractiveness of the College campus itself. She went on to enlighten us on the challenges of last minute preparations for Ofsted visits and to reassure us of their success and the continuing success of KEVI College as being one of the best in the UK.

Guest Keynote Speaker


After proposing the toast to the guests, David Winterford introduced our guest speaker, who was educated in the area, and is an acknowledged expert consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician with most favourable reviews from his patients.



Andrew Pickersgill then entertained us with a light hearted review of his history and how it led onto his career in various aspects of the Health Service.


His anecdotes and  humour were much appreciated by all and provided an excellent conclusion to the evening's proceedings.


Additional Gallery
Photos and article by Alan Roden


11.30-14:30 and  17:30 - 23:00


11:30 - 15:30 and 19:30- 23:00


Drury Lane


West Midlands DY8 1BL

tel: 01384 395635

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