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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...

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...

BRUCE-LOCKHART, Logie

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

Community

David Kemp (PS 42-47) - The gift of an opportunity

David tells us what a Tonbridge education meant to him More...

How to land your dream job - Rory Laughton-Scott

Rory (HS 00-05) talks in our Life After Tonbridge careers session More...

Charles Burt (MH 67-70) - The gift of an opportunity

Charles tells us what a Tonbridge education meant to him More...

Arts & Culture

Short Film Awards - Watch winning entries

Stars from the worlds of film and television took part in Tonbridge School's first annual Short Films Awards ceremony. More...

A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth turned BBC Drama

Vikram Seth's (Sc 69-70) 1993 doorstopper novel, has been made into a must-see TV drama More...

Sam Rawlins produces C-FUNK

"We have a reputation in the orchestra to create music that is slightly out of the ordinary" More...

Concert Pianist Ryan Drucker (SH 06-11)

As a concert pianist, he was recently chosen as a finalist for the Young Concert Artists' Trust More...

Sports

Zak Crawley plays against Pakistan in England's second Test

Stokes' absence has given Crawley (WH 11-16) the chance to impress again More...

Zak Crawley (WH 11-16) Runs for change

Fans get the chance to pledge amounts for each run Zak scores. The money raised from his runs will go towards the great … 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...

Final Reply '66

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

Zak Crawley scores double century against Pakistan in England's third Test

Crawley (WH 11-16) became the third-youngest England player to score a Test double hundred 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 practical advantages. 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...

Sheila Hoole celebrates 106th birthday

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

History & Politics

Sidney Keyes: War Poet

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

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...

VC for OT Nicolson - 80 Years ago

A Victoria Cross was awarded in the Battle of Britain to Eric James Brindley Nicolson (WH 30-34) 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...

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

OT Burgess secures Bronze in Physics

Ben Burgess (WW 15-20) represents the UK in the European Physics Olympiad (EuPhO) More...

OTs in Science

We congratulate the following OTs who have received awards or recognition in Science More...

Dr Jamie Parker on Test & Trace

Parker (WW 94-99) writes another song to keep his fans alert and aware as lockdown restrictions are further eased 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...

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

Tonbridge's DT volunteer team making 200 masks a day 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

BRUCE-LOCKHART, Logie

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

SMITH QC, His Honour Colin

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories, and celebrate the life of His Honour Colin Smith QC, who we sadly lost in 2020 More...

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...

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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