Golden Anniversary reunion: Class of 1969
On Thursday 20 June 2019, we welcomed back 30 alumni and their partners for the annual Golden Anniversary Reunion – this year it was celebrating 50 years since the Class of 1969 left the school (including those who stayed on for ‘remove’.) For some, this was their first visit back to school since they left, and we set out to make them feel very welcome.
Our guests were met at reception and, after catching up with old classmates, were given a tour of the school by our Foundation Ambassadors. Although some areas of the school have changed beyond recognition and new buildings and facilities added, the fundamental values of the school remain the same (and as the headmaster commented, perhaps the smell too…).
Tours ended in the Old Library where our reunion guests joined other members of the Reigatian community for the Seats of Learning music recital and were treated to wonderful performances from some of our best student musicians.
Whilst lunch was served in the Headmaster’s garden, everyone enjoyably caught up with all the news and browsed over copies of the Pilgrim magazines from 1961-1969.
After lunch, we were joined by a group of third form history students for a living history session, with the students asking guests about life at RGS in the swinging sixties, compared to life at school now. Tea and scones were served and, before departing, everyone was encouraged to come back and visit again soon.