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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...

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...

OT Death Notices in 2018

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories, and celebrate the life of Old Tonbridgians we sadly lost in 2018. More...

Arts & Culture

Listen to Jonathan Smith's Betjeman plays this Christmas

Former Head of English's two Betjeman plays to be repeated on BBC Radio 4 in Christmas 2019 More...

Andy Zaltzman to host The News Quiz in 2020

Comedians Andy Zaltzman (SH 87-92), Nish Kumar and Angela Barnes will each host a series in 2020 More...

Tool release new album after 13 year hiatus

Kerrang speaks to Justin Cancellor (PH 84-89) and band mates in the wake of new album's release More...

OT-produced series celebrates 'Sons of Vienna'

Sky Arts series explores the vibrant musical journeys of history's great composers, from Beethoven to Schubert, who at o… More...

Keane to play at Bedgebury Pinetum in 2020

Line up for Forest Live announced and Tonbridge School boys perform Keane hit in House Music More...

Sports

Ben Earl praised for top form in RugbyPass

Earl is commended for performance in the Gallagher Premiership More...

One for the bucket list: Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean

Max Aylmer (PS 11-16) recounts his one-in-a-lifetime sailing expedition across the Atlantic More...

OT father-son duo climb Kilimanjaro in honour of school friend

Phil Cheveley (PS 84-89) and his son, Tom (PS 2016) take on the challenge in memory of Suanu Saro-Wiwa (PS 13-18) More...

How to pick a winning team

Read Simon Kuper's analysis of Ed Smith's selectorship for the Financial Times More...

Ben Earl praised for top form in RugbyPass

Earl is commended for performance in the Gallagher Premiership 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 Rugby Reunion 2019

OTs celebrate the rugby coaching career of Graeme Gales at November reunion More...

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...

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

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...

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...

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

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

James Teubler wins Collector of the Year 2019

James Teubler's (WW 78-83) collection of Tonbridge School memorabilia wins competition More...

Capetown crime gangs: couple’s mission to save addicts

The Times covers Pete Portal's (Sc 98-13) journey from a promising career in TV production to rehabilitating gangsters a… More...

Anthony Seldon publishes 'May at 10'

Read the Evening Standard review of Seldon's much awaited analysis of Theresa May's premiership 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...

James Teubler wins Collector of the Year 2019

James Teubler's (WW 78-83) collection of Tonbridge School memorabilia wins competition 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

Andrew Davis' beautiful Tanzanian wildlife photography features in new calendar

Andrew Davis (WW 11-16) produces calendar in aid of Raleigh International's volunteering programme in Tanzania More...

Josh West wants to help create your dream holiday

Josh West (HS 03-08) on his travel bucket list and new luxury travel site Nemo More...

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...

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

DALZELL, Hugh Anthony

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

STEPHENSON, Dr. Charles Graham

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories, and celebrate the life of Dr. Charles Graham Stephenson, who we sadly lost in 2… More...

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...

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