The Abbey School Reading Old Girls' Association ('ASROGA') was founded in 1903, to enable former pupils to maintain contact with each other and with the Abbey. Today, ASROGA continues to play an active part in Abbey Alumnae events and activities. The Association supports both current pupils, by sponsoring the School's Baroness Brigstocke Annual Public Speaking Competition; and former pupils, by the provision of ASROGA Awards.


ASROGA Awards facilitate the delivery of a community- or environmentally-focused project, often overseas.If you have plans for such a project, and would be interested in applying for an ASROGA Award to support it, more information is available below.

The Baroness Brigstocke Public Speaking Competition

This competition, funded by ASROGA, was established in memory of Heather Brown, Baroness Brigstocke of Kensington, a former Abbey pupil, who, as part of her very accomplished life and career, had been the International Chairman of the Engilsh Speaking Union.

This inter-house competition has traditionally been held between members of the UIV and LV, but there is also now the Young Brigstocke Competition, with participants competing from UIII and LIV.

The most recent Young Brigstocke Public Speaking Competition was held in July 2015.

ASROGA Committee

ASROGA welcomes enquiries from potential new Committee members, particularly those Alumnae who may have left the Abbey in recent years. Please contact the ASROGA Chair, Liz Harrison, by email here if you are interested in joining the Committee.