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.
The most recent event was a very successful quiz night at the School on October 18th.
OMs are encouraged to come to the School’s annual carol service, which this year is after universities’ terms are over, on December 19th, and to 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, of which details will follow shortly, the annual supper on 23rd March, and the annual OM vs MGS football and rugby games on March 28th.
There is an Old Maidstonians rugby team, organised jointly with Maidstone Rugby Club.
Details are available at
CURRENT AND RECENT EVENT LISTINGS
Posted on November 21st, 2016
From: Acaster,Sharon <Sharon.Acaster@mgs-kent.org.uk>
With Year 13 university applications well underway, I’m now starting to think ahead to our careers evening in the spring.
We have a provisional date for our careers evening next year of Wednesday 15th March.
As it’s the first one we’ve done in this format (i.e. evening rather than lunchtime talks from employers) we will probably keep it fairly small and manageable to see how it goes; probably no more than 10-12 speakers. The format is likely to involve having the careers talks running simultaneously in various classrooms around the school, and we envisage getting the students/parents to sign up in advance to the talks they wish to attend so we get an idea of how many to expect for each talk. If some are more popular, or if people want to attend more than one talk, we could possible run some of them twice. I am imagining a 20-25 minute talk with time for questions etc. at the end.
Ideally we would be looking for speakers who are currently working in their industry and who would be able to provide information that is up-to-date and relevant to students interested in starting a career in the industry. I have already been in contact with a couple of recent former students, who are happy to be involved and I see no reason why we couldn’t have more than one speaker from the same industry, as that would give a more rounded view of the career, particularly if we have someone who is fairly new to the career and someone with more experience.
I’ve been talking with the Year 11s to get some ideas of the career areas that seem to be popular, so if we could cover some of these at the careers evening, that would be great.
They are as follows:
Accountancy/Finance/Business & Economics
Computing (Software Engineering/Games design/programming)
Police/Armed Forces Officer (RAF/Navy/Army)
If it is successful and we get a reasonable number of attendees we could potentially look at running it on an annual or biennial basis, with different careers/speakers each time.
Look forward to hearing from you.
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|
|Roger Crittenden, the President’s Guest speaker, who proposes the toast to the School|
|The Headmaster, Mark Tomkins, replies|
|The School Captain replies|
|The President makes the Alec Stewart award|
|The President makes the Clifford Award for History|
|The Clifford Award|
|Handover of the Presidency|
|The new President, Neil Turrell (President 2016-17)|