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OT Death Notices in 2019

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories, and celebrate the life of Old Tonbridgians we sadly lost in 2019 More...

MALTBY, Alan

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories, and celebrate the life of Alan Maltby, who we sadly lost in 2019 More...

Arts & Culture

Tom Aarvold brings McQuillan's Hill to the London stage

Tom Aarvold (JH 96-01) brings acclaimed Northern Irish playwright Joseph Crilly's play to the Finborough Theatre in February 2020 More...

Among the Summer Snows adapted for BBC Radio 4

Former Head of English, Jonathan Smith and writer, Christopher Nicholson (HS 69-73) adapt the book for BBC Radio 4 More...

Freddie De Tommaso to perform at Royal Opera House

Catch Freddie De Tommaso (WH 06-11) in Otello at the Royal Opera House, this December More...

'Wish Man' receives standing ovation at Cannes

Theo Davies (WH 92-97) directs film based on the life of Make-A-Wish-Foundation founder, Frank Shankwitz More...

Mira Nair to direct BBC series 'A Suitable Boy'

Mira Nair will direct adaptation of Vikram Seth’s (Sc 69-70) bestselling novel 'A Suitable Boy' More...

Sports

OTs cruise to victory in 2019 Cricketer Cup Final

Oundle Rovers beaten by six wickets at last weekend's final More...

OTs reach Cricketer Cup Final

OTs to play in Final on Sunday 11 August at Arundel Castle cricket ground More...

OT completes Arch 2 Arc Enduroman triathlon

Calum Muress (WH 03-08) becomes 38th person worldwide to complete extreme triathlon More...

OT takes part in triathlon to commemorate Normandy Landings

This August, Captain Matt Pexton (WW 05-11) will take part in an endurance triathlon in aid of UK Charity, Support Our P… More...

OTs cruise to victory in 2019 Cricketer Cup Final

Oundle Rovers beaten by six wickets at last weekend's final More...

Science & Technology

William Thomson releases 'Tide Tutorials' series

William Thomson [PS 01-06] releases series of tutorials exploring the natural processes that make tides, waves, winds and currents More...

Professor John Rodenburg awarded one of academia’s greatest honours

John Rodenburg (FH 73 - 78) elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of his work in microscopic imaging More...

Tonbridge's Scientists: Jeremy Tullett

OTs answer: What can I do with my science degree? More...

Tonbridge's Scientists: Ronald Creasy

OTs answer: What can I do with my science degree? More...

Tonbridge's Scientists: Jeffrey Poon

OTs answer: What can I do with my science degree? More...

OT Events & Reunions

OT Reunion 2019

Read our 1960s archive booklet and view an album of photos More...

2019 Annual OT Dinner

View an album of photos More...

OT Summer Lunch 2019

View an album of photos More...

Parents' Arts Society

A visit to the Potteries of Stoke-on-Trent

Parents' Arts Society holds two-day tour of the Staffordshire Potteries More...

Pashley Manor Gardens ‘Dahlia Days’ Festival

Parents' Arts Society visits Pashley Manor More...

The Tonbridge School Midsummer Ball 2019

Parents' Arts Society hosts biennial Midsummer Ball More...

From the Chalkface

We can't thank you enough

This summer, your incredible support raised £157K for bursaries to Tonbridge School More...

Staff Retirements in 2019

This summer we bade farewell to four long-serving members of the Common Room More...

Meet our new Headmaster

Find out about our new Headmaster and his vision for the school More...

Step inside the Barton Science Centre

Step inside our new state-of-the-art facilities More...

From the Chalkface: Phil Deakin

Head of Physics, Phil Deakin, on academic enrichment at Tonbridge School More...

Publications

The President's Welcome: 2019

Welcome from the OTS President 2019-20 More...

OT Magazine 2019

Download and read our new-look OT Magazine More...

2018 Impact Report

Download and read our latest Impact Report More...

Desert Island Discs

Chris Morgan's Essential Playlist

Listen to Director of Sport, Chris Morgan's Desert Island Disks, featuring Billy Joel, Pink Floyd and Notorious BIG. More...

Will Biddle's Essential Playlist

Listen to Will Biddle (PH 76-81)'s Desert Island Disks, featuring Bob Marley and The Wailers, The Doors and Van Morrison. More...

The Lord Lisvane's Essential Playlist

Featuring Elgar, Parry and... Test Match Special More...

History & Politics

Lord Lisvane warns legal loophole could lead to no-deal Brexit

Former Commons Clerk, Lord Lisvane (SH 63-68) issues a note of caution to Boris Johnson More...

Q&A: The Lord Lisvane KCB DL

George Baker (WH5) discusses the state of British politics with Lord Lisvane More...

The Last 10 Fallen: 2nd Lieutenant S E Booth

Killed in a flying accident in Ossoigne, France, aged 23 More...

The Last 10 Fallen: 2nd Lieutenant D Campbell

Died, aged 40, of influenza and bronchopneumonia contracted on Active Service in Rouen, France More...

Lord Lisvane warns legal loophole could lead to no-deal Brexit

Former Commons Clerk, Lord Lisvane (SH 63-68) issues a note of caution to Boris Johnson More...

Then & Now

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Hill Side - 1980s & Now

From Football to Facilities, Technology to Tradition, a lot has changed at Tonbridge since the 80’s. In this series, we bring together Heads of Hous… More...

Lifestyle

Ross Edmondson takes on aerial round-the-world challenge

Ross Edmondson (CH 97-02) takes on 40,000-mile flight in support of African Promise More...

Shutter Speed

Neill Bruce (PH 56-60) on how he came to have a career photographing luxury cars More...

A Life of Exploration

Anthony Osmond-Evans (Sc 56-61) on a life well-lived More...

The Art of Beer

Jonathan Downing (FH 76-80) on becoming Canada's leading Brewmaster More...

Explore England's Vineyards by Bike

OT toasts the success of award-winning English vineyards by creating luxury, guided cycling tours More...

Business & Finance

OT Entrepreneurs: 'Soft skills' spell success

Andrew Langdale (JH 78-82) and Toby McBride (SH 08-13) hold talk on entrepreneurship at Tonbridge School More...

Double Listing for Theo Saville on Forbes' 30 Under 30 List

Theo Saville (HS 08-10) has been named on Forbes' 2019 '30 Under 30' list for Europe under two categories: 'Big Money' a… More...

Ben Jeffries Nominated in Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Ben Jeffries (SH 09-14) receives nomination for his role in founding the online platform, Influencer. Source: The Time… More...

Deaths & Obituaries

WHITE, John

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories, and celebrate the life of Lt-Col John Joseph White, who we sadly lost in 2019 More...

MALTBY, Alan

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories, and celebrate the life of Alan Maltby, who we sadly lost in 2019 More...

MERTENS, David John Bridges

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories, and celebrate the life of David Mertens, who we sadly lost in 2019 More...

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