Members of the Band of the Parachute Regiment visited the Royal Hospital School to perform in the Burns Recital Hall and explain how an interest in music could lead to a career in the army.
The Development Office at the Royal Hospital School provides opportunities for alumni to stay in touch with old school friends by maintaining a network and supporting the RHSA. On this page you can access professional and industry networking, news, class reunions, social events, access to the digital archive, and opportunities to inspire the next generation.
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St Vincent boarding house wish Gordon McCoombe (St Vincent, 1940-44) a happy 90th birthday.
The Royal Hospital School was pleased to exhibit at the Boarding Schools Fair at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Oxfordshire.
Alumni met to discuss their careers, aspirations and to make connections at the University of Edinburgh.
After six years of correspondence Lucy Pembroke and Monty Callow finally managed to meet Joseph Reid (Hood, 1948).
The Royal Hospital School Chamber Choir travelled to Leros Barracks in Canterbury, Kent, to sing at the dedication, blessing and unveiling of a new memorial wall.
The Development Office runs a number of regular events throughout the year in conjunction with the RHSA including; professional networking events; Army vs Navy rugby match; Summer Reunion Weekend; Old Boys Rugby & Curry Night; year group reunions as well as informal gatherings.
To receive notifications of events, or if you have an idea for event please contact Lucy Pembroke (email@example.com) in the Development Office.
2017 Leavers' Reunion Drinks - Saturday 8 September, The Curve Bar, Ipswich. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
Drive-in Cinema @ RHS - Friday 14/Saturday 15 September. To Book Tickets
Old Boys Rugby & Remembrance Weekend @ RHS - 10/11 November. Bookings open mid September
Professional Networking Event @ London - Wednesday 21 November, venue tbc
Christmas Fayre @ RHS - Saturday 8 December
Careers Fair @ RHS - January, date tbc
Donor & Volunteer Recognition Drinks @ RHS - Thursday 7 February
Professional Networking Event @ Scotland - Tuesday 12 February, venue tbc
Year 13 Mock Interviews @ RHS - March, date tbc
Army vs Navy Match @ Twickenham - Saturday 4 May
Professional Networking Event @ Nottingham - Tuesday 21 May, venue tbc
Reunion Weekend @ RHS - Saturday 22/Sunday 23 June
The Royal Hospital School Association (RHSA) was created in 1925 and includes pupils from Greenwich, Holbrook, Lloyds Patriotic Fund and the Boreman Boys. All pupils who attend RHS automatically become members of the RHSA on their departure.
The Association is independent from the School but works in conjunction with the School’s Development Office, focusing on networking, careers and social events.
President: Simon Lockyer (Headmaster)
Vice President: Brigadier Kevin Beaton OBE QHP*
Treasurer: Stephen Traynor*
General Secretary: Nick Gill*
Membership Secretary: Mark Lucas*
Events & Media Secretary: Aimee Frankham*
Director of Development: Simon Marsh**
RHS Community & Alumni Relations Manager: Lucy Pembroke**
*General Committee elected member
**Attends General Committee meetings
The RHSA have dedicated branches around the country whose aim is to provide local support, events, meetings and updates to our members where you live. The formal branches cover Southern Counties, London and South East, Portsmouth and East Anglia. Although they have also hosted informal gatherings in York, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Portsmouth as well as Australia.
Should anyone wish to form a new branch outside these areas the RHSA would be delighted to hear from you in this instance please contact our General Secretary who will be happy to advise you of how to start the process (email@example.com).
The RHSA family very much welcome members organising informal events anywhere in the world and is more than happy to assist in this so please contact our events and media secretary to help you facilitate this (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Former pupils and their families are very welcome to visit the School, in and out of school term. Tours can be arranged by contacting Lucy Pembroke (email@example.com) in the Development Office.
Visits can also be accommodated to the Heritage Centre by appointment.
We are looking to recruit and support up to 100 active volunteers to inspire our pupils to be ambitious for their futures and help them prepare for life after RHS. We would appreciate your participation in alumni lectures, careers activities, mentoring and work placements and professional networking.
Simon Marsh, Director of Development
t: +44 (0)1473 326150
Lucy Pembroke, RHS Community & Alumni Relations Manager
t: +44 (0)1473 326110
Beccy Young, Heritage Centre Curator and Development Administrator
t: +44 (0)1473 326490