Old Roedeanians' Association

The School is very fortunate to have a long-established Old Girls Association, the Old Roedeanians’ Association (ORA), which is run solely by Old Roedeanians as volunteers and which has been keeping ORs in touch for generations. The Association is open to girls who have attended Roedean for at least two years and to nominated former staff.

The Aims of the Old Roedeanians' Association (the ORA) are:

  • To keep alive the spirit imbued by the Founders of the School.
  • To uphold the reputation of the School.
  • To provide support and assistance to the School.
  • To provide a link between ORs and the School, and with each other.
  • To support the OR Scholarship Fund.
  • To hold reunions and social events to foster and encourage friendship and support.

The ORA is a member of AROPS (the Association for Alumni Societies)

Forthcoming Events

For a full list of events including Class Reunions and Regional Events, please visit the Roedean Community Network.

ORA Christmas Drinks

The ORA Christmas Drinks are on Thursday 5 December 2019 at the Antelope (Upstairs Room), 22 Eaton Terrace, SW1 from 6.30 pm.

This is one of the oldest and most welcoming pubs in London. Wine and food by the Christmas Tree will put everyone in the right mood for Christmas. This is a very popular event.

2020 ORA AGM and Reception

The ORA AGM and Reception is on Monday 3 February 2020. This will be held at the Caledonian Club, SW1. The AGM will start at 6pm followed by drinks and canapés. Further details will be sent out nearer the time.

Leavers' Reception

This will be held on Friday 3 April 2020 at 6.30pm. Venue to be announced. Invitations will be sent to the Class of 2019, and also the Classes of 2017 and '18.

All the above events are free. Please ensure that we have your email address by emailing membership-secretary@oldroedeanians.co.uk.

ORA Committee

2019 ORA Committee Meetings:

  • Monday 14 January
  • Thursday 28 March
  • Thursday 6 June
  • Thursday 7 November

Old Roedeanians' Scholarship Fund Trustees (ex officio):

  • Emma Smellie
  • Wendy Challen
  • Rosemary Eaton
  • Kate Coker

Please click here to find out more about the OR Scholarship Fund. To contact the Trustees, please email trustees@oldroedeanians.co.uk

Regional Representatives:

Past Events

For a full report, please visit the Roedean Community Network.

2019 OR Malaysia Dinner

Hosted by Natasha Tan in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday 10 August 2019.

2019 Leavers' Reception

Held at The Sloane Club on Friday 5 April for the 2017 and 2018 Leavers.

The ORA AGM 2019

Held on Monday 28 January at The Caledonian Club, SW1.

The Minutes of the ORA AGM 2019

The Minutes are available on request from the ORA Membership Secretary, Lois Johnson membership-secretary@oldroedeanians.co.uk.

Keep in Touch

The OR Magazine

For a glossy look back at the activities of the year, and to keep in touch with ORA news, including successes, graduations, engagements, marriages, birthdays and reunions, the OR Magazine is a "must read".

Those who would like to subscribe to, or receive a single copy of the OR Magazine can place an order online via the Roedean Community Network here. Alternatively, if you prefer to send a cheque, please contact membership-secretary@oldroedeanians.co.uk for an order form.

Please email your contributions for the next OR Magazine to the Editor on magazine-editor@oldroedeanians.co.uk.

The 2018 issue of the OR Magazine is now available (published mid 2019) - £8 per copy

The 2017 issue and some other back issues are still available - £5 per copy

ORA Facebook

This is used by members, including the Alumnae Office, to post their news and notices, and inform members of forthcoming events, you can find the group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/roedeanians/?ref=bookmarks

ORA LinkedIn

The Old Roedeanians' Association LinkedIn Group can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3665480/.

We welcome postings of ORs' business interests and experience, requests for support, job adverts, offers of internships, offers or and requests for mentorship.