• OKC Annual Dinner 2016
    A club owned by and run for the benefit of its members.

About the Club

The Old King’s Club has been the way for former pupils of King's College School to keep in touch with each other and with their old teachers since 1884. It has often been said that the three pillars of the King's community are the school's staff, its governing body and the Old King's Club. The club is there to promote the “honour and well-being” of its members and of the school. Social activities include dinners and get-togethers in London and further afield. The club runs successful rugby, football, golf, tennis, shooting and other sporting sections. The annual Careers Evening gives members the chance to offer advice to current pupils and to meet old friends. The annual Duel Day dinner provides an entertaining link to the foundation of King's in 1829.

Members are entitled to wear one of the club's ties, its buttons and cufflinks.

The Club is owned by its members and is independent of the School and receives administrative and limited financial support from the school.

Annual membership is free and open to all King's past pupils.

Upcoming Club Events

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Kevin Hawney Cup
Saturday January 29th

The Kevin Hawney Cross-Country race between the Old King’s Club, School and Staff will be run on Saturday 29th January at 10am. There will be tea and presentations in the school dining hall afterwards until 12pm. Please email Barnaby Reekes befr@kcs.org.uk if you would like to take part. The deadline for this is Friday 21st…

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2022 AGM
Saturday January 29th

AGENDA 1. Minutes of the AGM held on 30th January 2021. 2. To receive a report from the Honorary Secretary of the Old King’s Club. 3. To receive and approve the Club’s accounts to 31st August 2021 – these will be made available via the club’s website. 4. To receive the report of the Benevolent…

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Duel Day 2022
Thursday March 24th

Members are invited to join the event which commemorates the anniversary of the duel fought in March 1829 between the Duke of Wellington and the Earl of Winchelsea. (See Facebook) Black tie, 3 course meal. The price is to be confirmed – there is a discount for OKs who are also KCL students & KCL alumni.

Latest News

December 1, 2021

Newsletter 125

The December 2021 newsletter is now available online. Click HERE.

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November 26, 2021

2021 Annual Dinner

The 2021 Annual Dinner was held at the East India, Devonshire, Sports and Public Schools’ Club. The new Junior School Headmaster, Ted Lougher, was guest of honour. Dr Anne Cotton, who will take over as Head of King’s next academic year, accepted the invitiation to represent the school at next year’s dinner. Robin Reeve, Past President of the Old King’s Club and Head Master 1987-1997 and Anthony Evans, Head Master 1997-2008 attended. The vast majority of those present had left King’s in the past decade, including twenty-two OK2015s.
Adrian Steger (OK 1971) hosted the evening, although he was not able to attend in person.

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September 16, 2021

Nadhim Zahawi (OK 1985)

Nadhim Zahawi (OK 1985), who has won praise for his handling of the vaccine rollout programme, has been promoted to Secretary of State for Education. His focus will be on overseeing the catch-up of children’s schooling after the pandemic. The photograph is from the Old King’s Club 2014 annual dinner, hosted by Nadhim at the House of Commons.

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June 30, 2021

Rugby: British Lions ‘Origin’ Club of the Month

In July 2020 1XV captain George Taylor (OK 2012) climbed the height of Mt.Everest (8848m) via the clubhouse stairs over 24hrs, attracting significant sponsorship which was split between the club and NHS Charities Together. In recognition of the charity fundraising, and other community focused activity, the rugby club was awarded the British Lions ‘Origin’ Club of the Month for June 2021.

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June 12, 2021

Xavier Wiggins (OK 1988)

Xavier Wiggins is to receive the British Empire Medal in recognition of outstanding work as co-founder of Dons Local Action Group.The group is a local network of volunteers initially formed in response to the COVID-19 crisis and now permanent across Merton, Wandsworth and Kingston.

When he was at King’s, Xavier organised a 24 hour 5-a-side football match to raise funds for the Royal Marsden Hospital.

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February 26, 2021

Andrew Halls retirement

It was announced today that Andrew Halls will be retiring as Head Master of king’s College School during the summer term of 2022. During his nearly 14 years at the helm many exciting changes have taken place at the school, including the admission of girls into the Sixth Form, the completion of an ambitious building programme and the introduction of an International Baccalaureate stream. The school’s high standing does credit to the whole King’s community and we wish Mr. Halls every happiness in the next chapter of his life.

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