Activities

The Old Maidstonian Society holds regular and occasional events. One annual fixture is the Annual Supper (here’s a link to the Annual Supper Page, which gives details when available). The Supper is normally on the penultimate Friday of March and preceded by the Annual General Meeting (see the Organization Page), both held at the School. A link to the booking form will be found on the right when available. The Events page and the posts in the events category list others. Also included in the events page and category are School events to which OMs are invited.

The Society awards a number of prizes and grants. See the Awards page for details of these (and in the case of grants, the guidelines and application form). In order to maintain these awards, the Society undertakes fundraising by various means: see the Fundraising page. Members are strongly encouraged to contribute to these charitable funds and thereby support current and recent pupils.

Please let us know if you are organizing a reunion so we can post it here and notify others who might be interested.

The Society runs a mentoring scheme, and OMs are invited to consider becoming mentors to current and recent pupils: see the Mentoring page.

There is an Old Maidstonians rugby team, organised jointly with Maidstone Rugby Club.
Details are available at:
http://www.maidstonerugby.org.uk/old-maidstonians
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In recognition of the link with the club, it has made the head a Vice-President.

CURRENT AND RECENT EVENT LISTINGS

London Get Together, March 1st 2018

Posted on November 30th, 2017

The Committee has re-arranged the previously postponed "London Get-Together" and would like to invite all Old Maidstonians to an early evening informal gathering being held on the 8th Floor & South Terrace of Bush House (30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BG). The rescheduled Get-Together will be on Thursday 1 March 2018, 19:00 to 21:30.

As the former home of BBC Worldwide, the newly renovated
Bush House
offers outstanding views of the London skyline from the rooftop terrace, including the River Thames, Westminster, the London Eye and St Pauls (as shown at the above link). Once again we are very grateful to Ralph Luck OBE for securing this room for the Society.

The 8th Floor & South Terrace has a pay bar and there will also be a buffet.

In order that we can have an idea of the numbers wishing to attend, and the amount for the buffet, we would be grateful if you would please let the Membership Secretary/Treasurer know, e.g. by email to oms@oldmaidstonians.org.uk

The Society would appreciate a nominal £10 contribution, which can be paid in advance to the OMS account (details below) or on the evening.

You can pay by bank transfer to:
The NatWest Bank
Maidstone Branch
3 High Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XU

Account: Old Maidstonian Society
Account no: 00051802
Sort Code: 60-60-08

IBAN:GB31 NWBK 606008 00051802
BIC (Swift): NWBKGB2L
Reference: Your name / London Event or AS

(please let us know by e-mail if you use this method)

Or by sending a cheque, made payable to ‘Old Maidstonian Society’, to:
The Old Maidstonian Society
Maidstone Grammar School
Barton Road
Maidstone
Kent ME15 7BT

Pictures from the 2016 Annual Supper

Posted on April 26th, 2016

Some photos, courtesy of Peter Weaver:

Lindsay Evans, former chair of Governors, was made an Honorary Vice- President of the Society by the President, Richard Ratcliffe.

The President and Lindsay Evans The President and Lindsay Evans
DSCB4710alr Roger Crittenden, the President’s Guest speaker, who proposes the toast to the School
DSCB4714alr The Headmaster, Mark Tomkins, replies
DSCB4720alr The School Captain replies
DSCB4721alr The President makes the Alec Stewart award
DSCB4722blr The President makes the Clifford Award for History
DSCB4723blr The Clifford Award
DSCB4725alr Handover of the Presidency
DSCB4726alr The new President, Neil Turrell (President 2016-17)