About Roedean Archives

The school has embarked on a process to digitise its historic archives and also to preserve digital content that is being captured on digital recording devices, such as digital cameras. Phase One of the Roedean digitisation project was carried out in 2013 and we intend to build this archive over the coming years.

We have begun by digitising a number of editions of the school magazine as well as some historic photographs and some legacy marketing brochures. Over time we would like to digitise the entire set of magazines as well as school histories, newspaper clippings, photographs, videos and so on. These, together with born-digital content, will be placed in this archival digital repository for both long-term preservation and for ready access by the school community.


Feel free to search for your name or other topic of interest in the search box. It is best to search by your surname only as the magazine may not have included first names, only initials.


If you wish to browse through the school magazine please follow these easy steps:

  1. Click on the Browse button
  2. Click on The Roedean School Magazines.
  3. Select the edition you wish to open and when the Preview page opens, click on the link View Flipbook.
  4. Once this window opens, click on the top right hand corner or bottom right of the page to turn over to the next digital page (you may need to resize the pop up window that the Flipbook loads in to see both pages)


If you want to search for specific text within one of the manuscripts click on the Download Plain Text link. This will download a plain text PDF that you can then search in a PDF reader by using the keys Ctrl F (Windows) and Cmd F (Mac).


You can also order a high resolution version of the publication by clicking on the order link. If this is released to you then you will have a high quality version of the magazine that not only looks like the original but is also fully searchable. You can also order digital versions of the photographs. These are made available for personal use only and we request a donation to help to sustain the school archives.


If you would like to donate material that should be included in the archive or if you would like to give toward this project of building a digital archive please email the SAORA Alumni Officer at saora@roedeanschool.co.za.