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Annual Functions  2015 to 2019

2015 Durham

The 2015 Annual function was held in Durham on the 11th -13th April at
The Raddison Blu Hotel

Magnum Winner David Cowen

Mugnum Winner Kevin Ashman

Ann Hegarty presents the Magnum Trophy to

David Cowan

Ken Emond presents DaveTaylor

with his runner up award

In contrast to last years hotel, 67 members and guests spent the week-end at the ultra modern Raddison Blu Hotel in the beautiful and historic city of Durham. Situated on the banks of the River Wear, with stunning views of the Castle and Cathedral,it was an ideal location.for the week-end.

At the Friday buffet dinner, Mel Kinsey handed back the original Magnam trophy to the President Alan Blackman. The trophy had been presented to Magnus on his retirement from Mastermind and Mel had managed to buy it in an auction of Magnus's memorabillia.

Mel Kinsey presents the original Magnum Trophy to club President Alan Blackburn

After his years sabbatical, Gavin was back to organise the events, these included a tour of the Castle, brilliantly conducted by one of the university students. With the cathedral adjacent, it made for a very pleasant way to spend a morning.Some members even climbing the steps to the tower of the cathedral to admire the magnificent views.

The Magnum competition was hotly contested, with the final being between two Davids, Cowan and Taylor. In the end David Cowan was the winner by a single point, winning the trophy for the third time.

The Mugnam was won by Kevin Ashman for the 9th time.

A most enjoyable week-end

Members waiting to visit Durham Castle--Josh the very knowledgeable guide

The Question team prior to the Magnum Final

"The Sisterhood" winners of The Mugnum team prize

L-R Wendy Forrester, Mary Andrews & Susan Leng

Philida Grantham & Stewart Cross

Marga Johnson-Munniksma and Sarah Scott

2016 Lincoln


The 2016 annual reunion weekend was held on

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd of April
at the Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln

Magnum Winner David Taylor

Mugnum Winner Kevin Ashman

David Taylor receives the Magnum Trophy from last years winner David Cowan

Kevin Ashman is the Mugnum winner for the 10th time

Friday evening dinner

Long standing club members, Chris Pelly and former club President Lance Hayward

Members enjoy a guided tour of Lincoln Cathedral

Saturday afternnon on the River Witham on board

The Brayford Belle

Sonia Anderson catches up on her reading Tony Dart at the bottom of Steep Hill

Saturday Evening Dinner

The Magnum Question team get ready for the final

The Magnum Finalists

The Magnum winner David Taylor receives the trophy

Runner up Ken Emond receives his prize.

After dinner in the bar

Mugnum Runners-up

   Anne Miller 4th place                    Mel Kinsey 3rd place

Mary Edwards Runner-up

Kevin Ashman and Friend in the hotel foyer

2017 Hull

The 2017 Annual reunion weekend was held from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th April at the Brittania Royal Hotel, Hull

Magnum Winner   David Porch

Mugnum Winner Katherine Johnson





Magnum winner

   David Porch







The Magnum Finalists David Porch and David Cowan

The Magnum qualifiers

L/R Stewart Cross, Isobel Heward, Ray Ward, Katherine Johnson,

Ken Emond,David Porch, Dave Taylor,David Cowan, Leslie Grout

Members gather for the guided city tour

City guide Paul Schofield

The editor of "Pass" sseks inspiration from Philip Larkin

Something interesting down Prince Street

2018 Birmingham

The 2018 annual reunion took place at The Park Regis hotel, Birmingham on the 6th to the 8th of April



Around 50 members and guests attended the 40th anniversary reunion weekend held in Birmingham.


Magnum Winner

Kathryn Johnson


Mugnum Winner

Kathryn Johnson


Kathryn holds the Magnum Trophy while runner up David Edwards looks on

Gavin presnts the Mugnum trophy to Kathryn

2019 Torquay

The 2019 reunion took place at the TLH Carlton Hotel in Torquay between Friday 12th and Sunday 14th of April and was attended by 44 members and guests.


Magnum winner

Isabelle Heward


Mugnum winner

Kevin Ashman

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