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Prize Winning Poem 2023

Winner – Kate McGovern

Pauline Walker has forwarded Kate McGovern’s poem ‘Hiding in the woods’ which has won the 2023 London Club prize for an English poem. Kate’s catchy first line ‘Hope hides in the woods’ drew me in and I hope you will enjoy the poem too. (Alex Prentice)   read it here

Photos From Our Recent Events

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  • Royal High School Club in London – Annual Dinner 2023

    Royal High School Club in London – Annual Dinner 2023

    The Royal High School Club in London’s 2023 Annual Dinner was held in the Function Room of the Davy’s at St James wine bar in Crown Passage, Pall Mall on Friday the 3rd of March. The attendees included a party from the school who had flown down from Edinburgh in the morning: Rector Pauline Walker,…

  • Christmas Drinks Party December 2022

    Christmas Drinks Party December 2022

    Early arrivals found the Iron Duke pub crammed with drinkers watching Spain versus Morocco on a large screen. After the last kick of the game the crush gradually eased and we were able to find our table in the corner near the bar. Our party soon got under way and, as usual, the Iron Duke’s…

  • Annual Dinner April 2022

    Annual Dinner April 2022

    Our 2022 annual dinner was held in the elegantly furnished Board Room at the Davys at St James wine bar in Crown Passage, Pall Mall and in a change to our usual format the dress code was informal. Before dinner we heard a short presentation about the Davys wine business and the wines that we…

Performing Arts

There was a Second World War post-war flurry of stage performances, mainly due to outstanding pupil producers and English teachers. 1949 School Dux Karl Miller and Head of English Hector MacIver (Principal English Master 1947-1966) were leaders in this respect. Signed programs, photos and reviews from the 1948 of “The Authors of Mischief” and the 1950 production of “Just The Job” can be viewed on Drama at the Royal High School 1948 to 1950 page. “The Authors of Mischief” is based on the true events surrounding the shooting of a town official by an aristocratic Royal High Pupil in 1595.

In the 1960s the Dramatic Society staged a number of plays including Becket and Othello. Programs and photographs from these productions feature those who went on to excel in the arts and media including members of our Club. View the Drama at the Royal High in the 1960s to find out more.

RHS Former Pupil Biographies

Rector Pauline Walker asked the School Historian to create a number of contemporary biographies of former pupils.

There are many pupils in the Barnton era, and even since the millennium who have made considerable names for themselves. The first six of these are now on the website on the RHS Former Pupil Biographies page with an interview for each.

In addition the RHS History project has compiled shorter biographies in a longer list of distinguished FPs which is available in PDF format and may be downloaded.


Photos from our Events

Photographs from our most recent events can be viewed on this website. Use the grid at the top of this page to link to full sets of photos.

Photographs from our older events are arranged in albums which can be viewed on our Flickr Pages .

Photos and details of our past events may be found on our Event Photographs page

For further information on all aspects of the Annual Drinks Party, please contact Alex Prentice on Home: 01992 554854, Mobile: 07855 640570 or alex.prentice1@btinternet.com.

Royal High School Club Archives

Those of you interested in the historical context may like to view the ‘Club Archives’ page under our ‘Gallery’ menu where a copy of a letter of 1888 proposing the first London Annual Dinner be held in spring 1889. Viewers of ‘The Crown’ may be interested to see newspaper photos of the young Queen Elizabeth’s visit to the school.

About The Royal High School Club in London

Royal High School Club in London welcomes former pupils and teachers of the Royal High School of Edinburgh, Scotland (RHS).

Find out more about the club on our About page and our Past and Present page.

Latest news of the club and events can usually be found in our News and Events blog before appearing on this page.

Our website also contains many stories from former pupils and the odd former teacher. We also have a ‘Where are they now’ section where old school photos can be posted and hopefully former friends can be reunited.

As well as the links at the top of the page, there are links in the footer which may also be useful. In particular, our Site Map provides an overview of the material available and should assist in finding your way around this site.


The committee ensure that the club runs smoothly. See who they are on the Committee page.