Events

The Old Maidstonian Society holds regular and occasional events. One annual fixture is the Annual Supper, normally on the penultimate Friday of March and preceded by the Annual General Meeting (see under Organization), both held at the School. This page and the posts in the events category list others. Also included are School events to which OMs are invited.

OMs are encouraged to come to the School’s annual carol service, which this year is after universities’ terms are over, on December 19th. 7.30 PM at All Saints’ church. OMs and others can meet over the free mulled wine and mince pie reception afterwards at the church, and perhaps go on to a pub (we have not tried to book as venues not already booked are hard to find at that date).

The next events being organized are the rescheduled London get-together which will be on 1st March 2018, 7PM at Bush House, the annual supper on 23rd March, and the annual OMs vs MGS football and rugby games on March 28th. The OMs vs MGS cricket match is provisionally set for 18th July.

There is an Old Maidstonians rugby team, organised jointly with Maidstone Rugby Club.
Details are available at
http://www.maidstonerugby.org.uk/old-maidstonians

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)