In Memoriam

Water Gardens and ducks

Lieutenant Colonel Keith Smith MBE
Head of History and Politics 1985 - 2021

We are deeply saddened to report the death in Maidstone Hospital of Keith Smith, Head of History and Politics, after a brave battle with cancer. He had been Head of History and Politics for many years, and a greatly loved colleague at Whitgift since the 1980s.

Current and former Whitgiftians will have known him for his leadership of the CCF, Fencing, his Housemastership and his wonderful teaching and mentoring.

There will be a memorial service held at Whitgift School on Tuesday 21 September, 4:30pm, followed by a reception. Please RSVP to if you wish to attend what is sure to be a wonderful celebration of Keith's life and legacy. If you are unable to make the event in person, a livestream will be available on our website.

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In Memoriam

With sadness we report the passing of the following Old Whitgiftians.