Home

The Old Tamensians’ Association is for all former staff and students of Lord Williams’s School, Lord Williams’s Grammar School – as it was before 1971 – and Thame Grammar before that. Our role is to help alumni keep in touch, organise events, and provide news on developments and changes taking place at the school.

Membership is free for life.

This web-site is a repository of all things OTA, the School and relevant stories of Thame that are connected to the School. This includes blogs, articles and news. Click on Blog (above) or on the Recent Post links (in blue) on the right for short articles, while longer essays are contained within the drop down menus that run along the top.

You can search the site for specific names and events by using the Search functionality. On this web-site we post longer editorial and feature items of interest; current news of alumni is contained in the monthly newsletter and on our Facebook pages.

Older news from 1900 onwards (including much news of alumni and other stories) can be found in the Histories drop down menu.

The OTA has an extensive on-line photographic archive at Flickr with over 4000 images, and an active presence across social media including Facebook and Twitter. More information can be found on our Digital page – see navigation tab in the black bar above.

With the Centenary of the Great War being celebrated over the coming years, we have a page dedicated to the role of Tamensians in the conflict; to this we have added a page on the 2 World War.

If you don’t receive regular e-newsletters from us then that likely means you’re not on our most up-to-date members list so please contact the OTA via the email address below.

Importantly please send your news and views as well to ota@waitrose.com

Bathing at Lord Williams’s Grammar School, 1900-1928

From Derek Turner, School Archivist. This short history, based on entries in the school magazine The Tamensian, begins in 1900 with the first mention of swimming in the Thame river and ends with the opening of the school’s own swimming bath in 1928. It is probable that that boys swam in the river Thame from …

Read more

Howard Roscoe Eady

Eady was music teacher at Lord Williams’s in the early 1920s and should be credited for starting the tradition of the school musical. He was also the organist and choir master at St Mary’s Thame and was responsible for re-arranging the school hymn.  Eady’s background and family are unusual for a music teacher. He seems …

Read more