The Old Roffensian Society’s objective is to enable past members of the School to keep in touch with their contemporaries and with the continuing life of King's.Through our website, magazines and events we try to maintain links with the "School for Life" that King's prides itself on being.
On 24th July 1889 twelve former pupils of the King's School, Rochester met in the Holborn Viaduct Hotel, London, and resolved "that a Society to be called The Old Roffensian Society be and is hereby constituted". At its first meeting, held the following October, the Headmaster John Langhorne was invited to become Hon. Patron of the Society and thus a link between the School and its former pupils was forged.
On 28th May 1998 the Society became a registered charity constituted as a company limited by guarantee and is therefore governed by a memorandum and articles of association. The company was incorporated on 28th April 1998 and took over the assets and liabilities of the Old Roffensian Society.
The ties established over a century ago have been strengthened through the following years. We regularly arrange formal celebrations such as Commemoration Day, the Annual Dinner, and the Carol service and also host sporting fixtures and informal events. The School appreciates the support from all Old Roffensians, be that in the form of an ORS expertise in activities that the School provides its pupils of today, or by donations to the philanthropic appeals the School stages.
The OR Society Executive Committee holds regular meetings in the School offices in Satis House and has a Hon. School Liaison office that keeps the School and Society in touch with each other.
The School would be pleased for all ORS, families and Friends to join us at our Annual start to the Christmas celebrations. The King's Senior School Carol Service in the Cathedral. This popular and powerful end to the Michaelmas term enables all to take part in a celebration… Read more
The vocal tract organ uses 3D printed vocal tracts as its 'pipes' and stop tabs select tracts by vowel. More...