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London ONA Dinner 2017


Please join Mr Chris Wilson, ONA President; the ONA Committee, Dr Bernard Trafford, Headmaster and this year's Guest Speaker, Jim Pollock (66-77) at the London ONA Dinner. This is a wonderful annual London-based opportunity to meet up with and reunite with old friends and school mates.

Jim Pollock is currently head of RGS Junior School Sport and 1st XV coach at the RGS. An ex-Scotland International rugby player, Jim will entertain us with stories of his youth, his days as a teacher at Kenton Comprehensive School and memories of his international playing days. He will reflect on where the school stands now in relation to Sport and looks ahead to the future. He hopes to add to what is already a thoroughly entertaining evening with his own brand of humour. It promises to be a good night! 

Ticket prices £64 and £44 (for undergraduates). This is excellent value for money. The ticket price includes:
- a welcome drink on arrival,
- a four-course meal,
- half a bottle of wine. 

Payment by cash, cheque or bank transfer. Please email Jane Medcalf at to reserve your place and for further details about making payment. 

Dress code: lounge suit or Black Tie, Colours blazers encouraged. Maximum reservations: 80. Venue: The East India Club, 6pm-midnight.

The ONA looks forward to seeing you there on the night.


Celebration of the Saxophone

John Harle Saxophones, Steve Lodder Piano

Wednesday 22nd March at 7pm

John Harle (65-74) has done more than any other saxophonist to increase the repertoire of the instrument. On the occasion of his 60th birthday he asked composer friends including Carl Davis and Michael Nyman to write short pieces for him. The outcome will be an evening of music representing the worlds of classical, jazz, rock and new music. The concert will include the premiere of a new work written by Headmaster, Dr Bernarad Trafford for this performanace.

All profits are in aid of the RGS Bursaries Campaign.

Tickets £20/£10 throrugh Eventbrite:


RGS v ONA Cricket Match

12pm at Jesmond Cricket ground.


RGS Day 2017

Old Novos are welcome to join us on the day.


ONA Dinner 2017


Annual General Meeting

All welcome.

Donate to the RGS Bursaries Campaign.

Come back and see us! All Old Novos are welcome to visit the school and have a look around. Please send us an email or phone us on 0191 212 8909 to let us know when you are planning to visit, so that we can make any necessary arrangements. We'd love to see you again!