FAQ’s

  1. How can I find out about CHOBA events?

CHOBA run over 12 events/reunions a year. Dates are published up to a year in advance, although these are subject to change until official invites have been sent out, usually about eight weeks prior.

All CHOBA events, including regional section events, can be found on the CHOBA Events page. Here you can find out dates, venues, and book your place.

The monthly CHOBA Newsletter will also keep you updated with all upcoming events. If you’re not receiving the newsletter, contact the CHOBA Office to let us know you’d like to subscribe.

We hold an annual Old Blues Day at Christ’s Hospital where all Old Blues and their families are welcome. The next Old Blues Day will be held on Saturday 19th May 2018.

  1. It’s not easy for me to travel to London or Horsham – are there any events local to me?

Please visit the CHOBA Sections page to see if there is an Old Blue group in your area. There are both national and international groups, and these events are run by Old Blue volunteers.

If your area is not covered by an existing Old Blue group but you would like to volunteer to set one up, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact the CHOBA Office.

  1. How can I find out about school events at Christ’s Hospital?

Please visit the CH Theatre Box Office for all upcoming events. Other CH events can be found on the CH Community page.

  1. How can I plan a visit to Christ’s Hospital?

Old Blues Tours are a regular opportunity for Old Blues and up to 3 guests to visit the CH site during term time. You will have the chance to watch band parade, take tea in Dining Hall, visit the CH museum and have a site walk with access to a selection of buildings whilst accompanied by current pupils. For dates, itinerary information, and to book your tour, visit Old Blues Tours.

For larger groups, Christ’s Hospital runs Verrio Tours for up to 30 people.

Please note, we are unable to accommodate guests who come to Christ’s Hospital without prior arrangement. Government mandated steps to safeguard the welfare of our pupils and staff children mean we require visitors to be accompanied by a member of staff at all times. We cannot guarantee a staff member will be available if we have had no prior notice and you may be turned away.

  1. Where can I find CHOBA publications?

All previous issues of the Old Blue magazine and CHOBA Newsletters can be found on the Publications page and Archive.

If you would like to receive these as soon as they are published, please contact the CHOBA Office and let us know.

  1. How can I donate to Christ’s Hospital?

Please visit the Christ’s Hospital Ways of Giving page for all the information you need to donate.

  1. How can I help Old Blues and/or current pupils with careers advice?

We help to arrange a number of Careers events at Christ’s Hospital and welcome Old Blue volunteers to hold talks for pupils.

We also have a network of over 400 Old Blues who offer advice and work experience to fellow Old Blues.

Please contact the CHOBA Office to let us know what industry you’re involved in and how you’d like to help.

  1. How can I access careers advice and/or work experience from Old Blues?

You can request to join one of our Old Blue Business Networking Groups. Networking events are held periodically and you’ll have access to a pool of professionals who are happy to offer advice and potential work experience and job vacancies.

You can also join the Christ’s Hospital Old Blues LinkedIn Group to keep up to date with the CHOBA Business Network.

  1. How can I get in touch with fellow Old Blues?

You can register as an Old Blue on the supporters portal to search for Old Blues.

Alternatively, you can contact the CHOBA Office and ask for your details to be forwarded to a fellow Old Blue. Please note, we are not able to give out other peoples’ contact details unless they have given us permission to do so.

  1. Where can I find CHOBA on social media?

Facebook: Christ’s Hospital Old Blues Association

Twitter: CHOldBlues

LinkedIn: Christ’s Hospital Old Blues

Instagram: CHOldBlues

There are also a number of “unofficial” Old Blue accounts which are run and moderated by Old Blues.

  1. Where can I find out more information about the financial status of Christ’s Hospital?

The latest Annual Review and Financial Statements can be found on the Publications page. Previous Annual Reports can be found in the Archive.

12. Key CHOBA Documents

CHOBA Constitution
CHOBA Expulsion Procedure