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KITCHING, John

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

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...

OT Death Notices in 2021

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories, and celebrate the life of Old Tonbridgians we sadly lost in 2021 More...

Community

Plastic Surgeon, Dr James Chan, presents medical webinar series

James Chan (PS 94-99) presents the Stoke Mandeville Plastic Surgery webinar series More...

Dr Rajesh Jena (Sc 84-89)
"A Tonbridge bursary meant great teachers nurtured my love for science and computing"

Neuro-oncologist Dr Rajesh Jena (Sc 84-89), who is pioneering the use of AI in radiotherapy, talks about the school subj… More...

Boarding students helping with deliveries
Laptops Appeal exceeds expectations

There has been a superb response across the school community to our Laptops Appeal More...

Telephone campaign - We are hiring!

Tonbridge Society are holding the annual telephone campaign in support of the Foundation Award bursary programme More...

Tonbridge Connect - gained 3000 online members!

Stay connected with your Tonbridge alumni family by signing up to Tonbridge Connect More...

Arts & Culture

Fifty Days of Lockdown by Mark Ind (PS 80-85)

The first national lockdown of 2020 was horribly familiar to Mark's family after a traumatic experience the previous summer. An intriguing book with facts and fun, public interest … More...

Charles Hering (PS 65-70), his Passion for Photography

Encounters with legendary West Coast Photographic Movement artist, Ansel Adams, and black & white detail photographer, B… More...

Emerging new talent in the comedy world

How Will Hislop (WH 06-11) has become one of the nations well loved jokers during the national lockdown More...

Freddie De Tomasso continues his meteoric ascent in the opera world

Freddie De Tommaso (WH 06-11) 'Passione' his debut album with Decca, is released on 9 April 2021 More...

Dan Stevens starring in A Midsummer Night's Dream

Virtual rehearsed-reading production taking place on 31 March 2021, 7:30pm. More...

Sports

Earl - 2021 Rugby Six Nations

Ben Earl (JH 11-16) has been turning heads for some time. With more England appearances expected next month, stay tuned.… More...

150 years on. The foundations of RFU

On the year of the 150th Anniversary of RFU, we look back to when the Gipsies were founded by former Tonbridge school pu… More...

Early Public School Football Codes

PUDDINGS, BULLIES & SQUASHES: The Tonbridge Essay written by David Walsh More...

Nottinghamshire County sign Pettman

Toby Pettman (WW 11-16) joins Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club More...

From the Chalkface

The love of languages – Headmaster writes in Attain Magazine

James Priory explores why the cultural experience of learning a language often ends up taking second place to the practi… More...

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...

History & Politics

Fifty Days of Lockdown by Mark Ind (PS 80-85)

The first national lockdown of 2020 was horribly familiar to Mark's family after a traumatic experience the previous sum… More...

C of E and the Conservative party

"The Conservatives think the Church of England can fill all welfare gaps. We can't." says Fergus Butler-Gallie (PS 05-10… More...

Working on BBC2 Royal History's Biggest Fibs

Seb Banwell (FH 13-18) tells us about his experience More...

Patrick Francis (PH 66-71) writes new history of Sherborne School

Author highlights shared history between Tonbridge and Sherborne 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 House,… More...

Lifestyle

Charles Hering (PS 65-70), his Passion for Photography

Encounters with legendary West Coast Photographic Movement artist, Ansel Adams, and black & white detail photographer, Brett Weston, are a lifetime influence on Charles' way of loo… 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 … 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...

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...

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...

OT Events & Reunions

FH 13-14 catching up online
Virtual Reunions

June and July have seen a total of 6 virtual reunions taking place 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...

Desert Island Discs

Vikram Seth's Desert Island Discs

Listen to Vikram Seth (Sc 69-70)'s Desert Island Disks as he chooses his eight records. More...

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...

Science & Technology

Plastic Surgeon, Dr James Chan, presents medical webinar series

James Chan (PS 94-99) presents the Stoke Mandeville Plastic Surgery webinar series More...

Dr Rajesh Jena (Sc 84-89)
"A Tonbridge bursary meant great teachers nurtured my love for science and computing"

Neuro-oncologist Dr Rajesh Jena (Sc 84-89), who is pioneering the use of AI in radiotherapy, talks about the school subj… More...

UK Maths contest - Tonbridge School

Boys achieve top rankings in UK Maths contest More...

Luke Jennings representing The Royal Welsh at Cardiff's Principality Stadium, Wales vs France 2020
Luke Jennings (JH 11-16) on neuroscience, joining The Royal Welsh and giving back

Former Foundation Award student encourages support for bursary fundraising to widen opportunities at Tonbridge More...

Inside the Barton Science Centre
Transforming science education at Tonbridge

Watch now - Tonbridge teachers use new facilities to inspire tomorrow's scientists More...

Business & Finance

Creating Influencer

Ben Jeffries (SH 09-14) spoke to our community about his journey to Entrepreneur More...

Social enterprise in action: Boys earn Cambridge backing

Team lead by Abraham Chan (MH2) produce high-quality, reusable face masks when taking part in the Boars' Den More...

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 Times … More...

Deaths & Obituaries

Ian Mackintosh Obituary

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories, and celebrate the life of Ian Mackintosh who we sadly lost in 2021 More...

KITCHING, John

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

OT Death Notices in 2021

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories, and celebrate the life of Old Tonbridgians we sadly lost in 2021 More...

Publications

OT Magazine 2020

Download and read our OT Magazine More...

The President's Welcome: 2020

Welcome from the OTS President 2020-21 More...

OTS President's Message

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

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