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Clubs & Societies

The nature of Tonbridge is that we hope to encourage all of our boys to embrace opportunities and interests beyond their programmed school timetable.There are a great variety of school clubs and societies that boys can take part in and which meet regularly.

At the beginning of every Michaelmas Term there is a Societies Fair, at which societies set out their programmes and recruit members, especially among the new boys. The interests and activities catered for include literary, cultural, political, scientific, musical, artistic, practical, technical, dramatic, sporting, and games-playing.

Most academic departments organise their own societies which invite speakers and arrange trips or expeditions. Each society and club is under the guidance of a member of staff, but much of the responsibility for running the society and inviting speakers is given to the boy officers of the society, who can be awarded a Societies Tie for distinguished service. Housemasters will encourage boys to look for involvement in societies and activities which interest them: the creation of new societies is always welcomed.

Societies include:

  • Arcana (Maths)
  • Art
  • Astronomy
  • Athena
  • Bee Keeping
  • Bridge The Gap
  • Chess                       
  • Classical Film
  • Climbing
  • Creative Writing
  • Debating (Junior & Senior)
  • Digital Creativity
  • Drama
  • English
  • Exploring Christianity
  • Frusta Frustra (Sixth Form)   
  • Green Committee
  • History
  • Isos (Social Science)
  • Lower School Politics
  • Mahjong
  • Medical
  • Mentoring
  • Modern Languages (Sixth Form)
  • Principia
  • Robotics
  • Rocketry
  • Sub Aqua
Rocket launching amid smoke in foreground, two students and their teacher looking on in the distance.
Boy diving of the coast of Malta.