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OT Death Notices in 2020

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories, and celebrate the life of Old Tonbridgians we sadly lost in 2020 More...

OTS President's Message

Sir Guy Newey (SH 72-76) reflects on his year as OTS President (2019-2020) More...

Pete Portal (Sc 98-03) Life in Manenberg township

Pete Portal (Sc 98-03) was interviewed in February 2020, before he gave a lecture talk to the Tonbridge community about his work and life in Manenberg… More...

Arts & Culture

Short Film Awards - Watch live Friday 3 July

Old Tonbridgian Stars present our first short film Awards Ceremony – on Friday 3rd July, 10am More...

Mad Rush - Listen live from the Chapel

There will be a performance of Mad Rush, by Philip Glass, performed by our own Music teacher David Williams More...

Dan Stevens in Netflix comedy 'Eurovision'

Dan Stevens (MH 96-01) joins cast of new comedy poking fun at the Eurovision Song Contest, now available to watch on Net… More...

Interviewing the Interviewer, Vikram Jayanti (Sc 68-72)

Arthur Stokhuyzen (JH5) talks to Documentary Filmmaker, Vikram Jayanti (Sc 68-72) More...

Dr Jamie Parker on GP telephone appointments

Nottingham GP Dr Jamie Parker (WW 94-99) continues to please his fans with new covers helping us get through lockdown. L… More...

Sports

Final Reply '66

Felix Canetty-Clarke (Sc 05-10) had a fantastic opportunity to get involved with this project. The primary objective was… More...

Ben Earl (JH 11-16) school boy rugby highlights video

Current pupil Ed Surguy (WW5) produces highlights reel staring Ben Earl (JH 11-16) More...

Crawley and Earl: The schoolmates who have risen to the top together

Zak Crawley and Ben Earl have risen to the international stage in their respective sports More...

Tonbridge School runs the CRAS

The whole school community was challenged to run or walk in their own version of The CRAS, the school's annual cross-cou… More...

Ed Hyde (FH 11-16) receives Hawks Club Award

Ed Hyde was recipient of the Cambridge University Hawk of the Year 2019-2020 Award More...

Science & Technology

Helping fight Covid-19 with Make-More-Masks.com

Tonbridge's DT volunteer team making 200 masks a day More...

Jack Raynor (WW5) updates on 3DCrowd.uk

The company have delivered over 100,000 masks over the last week to the NHS and other institutions More...

Hugh Bethell on sedentary behaviour during lockdown

Hugh Bethell (FH 55-60) blogs about his concerns with more of us 'sitting in' during the current Covid-19 pandemic More...

Tonbridge School DT Lab creates protective masks for NHS staff

The Tonbridge School DT Lab is busy creating new face shields and current boy works on 3D printed face guards to help pr… More...

Jason Wu (FH3) left side
Online Chess with Mr Myslov

Tonbridge School boys take to online Chess tournament More...

OT Events & Reunions

FH 13-14 catching up online
Virtual Reunions

This month has seen the first three OT virtual reunions take place, with more planned in the upcoming weeks. More...

OTS 134th AGM

Notice of AGM of the Old Tonbridgian Society More...

Novi Virtual Sleepout

On the 2nd May the Novi took part in an adapted version of the annual 'Sleepout', in support of Porchlight. 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

A Message from James Priory - May 2020

The Headmaster updates the Old Tonbridgian Community on the plans for Tonbridge during these unprecedented times. More...

A message from James Priory

The Headmaster updates the Tonbridge Society community on plans for Tonbridge during these unprecedented times. More...

A note from James Priory

The Headmaster updates the Old Tonbridgian Community on the plans for Tonbridge during these unprecedented times. More...

Sheila Hoole celebrates 106th birthday

Park House boys invited to share their memories and birthday wishes More...

New portrait for Tim Haynes unveiled

Former Headmaster is commemorated in portrait hanging in the Barton Science Centre More...

Publications

OTS President's Message

Sir Guy Newey (SH 72-76) reflects on his year as OTS President (2019-2020) More...

Ivan Bilicki (Sc 01 - 03)
Ivan Bilicki (Sc 01-03) - The gift of an opportunity

Ivan Bilicki (Sc 01-03) tells us what a Tonbridge education meant to him and why he has chosen to become a member of the Judde Society. More...

2019 Impact Report

Download and read our latest Impact Report More...

Desert Island Discs

Sir Tim Waterstone's Desert Island Discs

Listen to Sir Tim Waterstone's (JH 52-57)'s Desert Island Disks, featuring Janet Baker, Mahler and Charles Trenet More...

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...

History & Politics

75th Anniversary of VE Day

The 8th May 1945 was the day peace emerged after nearly six years of war during WWII, otherwise known as Victory in Euro… More...

Keith David (SH 40-43) shares his Wartime memories while at Tonbridge

Keith David (SH 40-43) draws comparisons between wartime Tonbridge and today's pandemic crisis More...

Prof R C Zaehner: academic, eccentric, spy

Danby Bloch (FH 59-64) looks at the life and career of one of Tonbridge’s most remarkable former pupils – Intelligen… More...

One Royal Marine's Life

Ewan Sale (FH 51-55) relives the highlights of his 32 years of service with the Royal Marines More...

Sidney Keyes: War Poet

Sidney Arthur Kilworth Keyes (HS 35-40) wrote War Poet in 1942 More...

Then & Now

Lost Boys of 1935-2015

Can you help us reconnect? More...

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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

Pete Portal (Sc 98-03) Life in Manenberg township

Pete Portal (Sc 98-03) was interviewed in February 2020, before he gave a lecture talk to the Tonbridge community about his work and life in Manenberg township, Cape Town. More...

Lockdown Stories - Rich Hawkins (MH 88-93)

We hear from Rich Hawkins (MH 88-93) about his life in Australia during the pandemic lockdown More...

Mentoring: Life After Tonbridge

Calling all recent leavers, you can provide advice on life after school More...

Lockdown Stories - Rich O'Grady (MH 08-13)

We hear from Rich O'Grady (MH 08-13) about his life in Berlin during the pandemic lockdown More...

Lockdown Stories - John Smith (HS 48-54)

We hear from John Smith (HS 48-54) about his life in Qualicum Beach, BC during the pandemic lockdown 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

SOMERSET, George Henry Fitzroy

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

WILKS, Brigadier John Barford, CBE

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

DICK, John Vivian Richard (Dicky)

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

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