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Dear Old Scholar

Unfortunately this year’s AGM and the President’s Dinner have had to be cancelled because of the restrictions in place at the moment. The venue for the dinner, Riddel Hall, will be closed until September, and when it re-opens we will look at the possibility of organising an event in the autumn, if circumstances allow. In the meantime, we will be in touch with all of those who had paid in order to issue refunds.

The table quiz scheduled for April has also been cancelled. We look forward to a time when we will be able to meet together as normal and if you haven’t already done so, please sign up on our Friends for Life page at https://friendsschoollisburn.org.uk/index.php/friends-for-life/ffl so that we can keep you informed of future events.

Until then, we hope everyone stays well.

With best wishes

Stephen Moore, OSA President 

 Old Scholars are also encouraged to sign up to our Friends for Life website at


which will allow us to keep you updated on what is happening at School.









The Annual General Meeting of the Old Scholars’ Association

that was to take place at Friends’ School Lisburn

on Friday 22 May 2020 at 2.30 pm has now been postponed




1   Apologies

2   Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting

3   Reports -  Secretary


                      Treasurer of Life Membership Fund


4    Principal's Remarks

5    Election of Office Bearers

6    Election of Other Committee Members

        NB: Committee nominations must be in writing, proposed and seconded and received by the Hon Secretary at least 3 days

      before Annual General Meeting

7     Appointment of Auditors

8     Any Other Business


Background Musical Entertainment will be provided by Friends' School as

Members of the Association arrive between 2.00 pm and 2.30 pm


Annual General Meeting    2.30 pm


Afternoon Tea and Tour of School (Optional)   3.00 pm


President's Address 2018
The 2018 President's Address may now be downloaded here
Annual General Meeting
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of May 2018 may now be downloaded here
Reports presented at the Annual General Meeting of May 2019 may now be downloaded here
Information regarding the Life Membership Fund for the Annual General Meeting, May 2019, may now be downloaded here
Information regarding Income and Expenditure for the Old Scholars’ Association presented at the Annual General Meeting, May 2019, may now be downloaded here


Are you interested in becoming a member of the Old Scholars’ Committee?

The Committee meets at regular intervals throughout the year at Friends’ School

and is appealing for new members to take office effective from the Annual General Meeting 

 for the 2019 - 2020 year.

If you would like to become involved in the Committee’s work of promoting

Friends’ School and maintaining ties with past pupils please contact

Maxine Boyd, Secretary  for further details on 028 92 670613

2019 - 2020


PRESIDENT                                                   Stephen Moore
PAST PRESIDENT                                         Donald Patterson
The following have been nominated for election as office – bearers:
PRESIDENT-ELECT                                       John Ferguson
HONORARY SECRETARY                             Maxine Boyd
SECRETARY                                                 Liz Palmer
HONORARY TREASURER                             Brian Mairs
6        Sarah Mailey
7        John Stanage
8        Keira Goddard
9        Amy Brackenridge
10      Holly Poots
11       Mary Hewitt
12       Ashley McCausland
(One Year Term)
13      2018 - 2019                                        Christopher Clarke   
14      2018 - 2019                                         Noel Clarke
15      2018 - 2019                                         Aidan Pearson
EX-OFFICIO – PRINCIPAL                                                       
16                                                                  Stephen Moore
The constitution permits a maximum 16 Committee members.
Treasurer of Life Membership Fund                Aidan Pearson

Archive Room

Burney Cup Winners1940

Friends’ School, which was founded in 1774, has a proud history.  It is, in fact, the oldest school in Ulster to the east of the Bann.  In line with Quaker tradition records have been carefully preserved and stored material represents a rich collection of information about the School over 240 years. Since 2005 the various records have been brought together into a central archive where they can be consulted more conveniently in a special room. The collection consists of pupil lists, school books, annual reports, curriculum matters, magazines, photographs, memorabilia and a collection of ancient books withdrawn from everyday use in the library.  Together they provide a valuable picture of School life over the past centuries and are being constantly supplemented by the addition of current items of future historical interest. 

It is important that pupils, staff, Old Scholars and the general public have access to this material and that the collection does not remain static but is constantly updated and developed.  The Archive Room is open to visit by arranging an appointment during term time either by contacting School on 028 92 662156 or by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The initial work of collecting and cataloguing the material was done by Arthur Chapman but he needs assistance in this work.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. panel of volunteers is needed to provide cover at these times and to continue the task of making available to all the fascinating story of life at FSL since the 18th century. If you can assist in this valuable project please contact the Secretary of the Old Scholars’ Association, Maxine Boyd (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.),or the Principal, Stephen Moore, at the School (02892 662156 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).



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