Publication Guidelines

Happily, Old Truronian news, features and stories have increased greatly over the years, but unfortunately the alumni relations team can’t grow to match the level of responses we are delighted to be receiving.

In the interests of fairness for all who take the time to submit contributions and to avoid disappointment, we have created the following guidelines to assist you when submitting articles and features. This also ensures we are able to organise and edit publications appropriately in line with the School's editorial guidelines and safe-guarding policies.

If you would like to contribute some writing, please take a moment to read through our recommendations.

Submissions for both Keeping Connected and the e-Truronian magazine can be submitted by e-mail to:
[email protected]



We always endeavour to be mindful that our audience spans a wide diversity of readers both in age, culture and background and our aim will always be to: 

  • Uphold the School’s Methodist ethos
  • Avoid causing offence, anxiety or distress of any kind   

Please be aware that articles may need to be amended to comply with space restrictions in our publications and the School’s editorial and safeguarding policies.

Contributors will not always have the opportunity to approve edited submissions before print. Any contributions that are deemed inappropriate, contentious or political will not be published. 


Interview Questionnaire Responses 

  • In the first instance please try to limit each response to about 200 words.  If you have a unique story we will contact you requesting more information. 
  • Try to avoid making your interview questionnaire responses read like a CV. We would love to know the smaller details, career highlights, more personal life stories and any interesting facts or achievements from your time since leaving school 
  • When mentioning family and friends, please offer names to make it more personal, and please name any Old Truronians you are still in contact with (we will never publish names of OT’s who have expressively wished not to be named) 
  • Please let us know if we can include your email so that old friends can get in touch with you 
  • Responses must be received before the given deadline date, otherwise contributions may not be included 
  • We reserve the right to choose which publication and when the feature is published (this can depend on other content being included) 


Obituaries Notices and Tributes 

  • Short obituary notices are included in the monthly newsletter with longer tributes appearing in the e-Truronian magazine
  • Tributes for entry in the e-Truronian magazine are limited to 500 words 
  • Please aim to keep tributes limited to the general Truro School days, the life and career of the person and any other noteworthy details, avoiding any very personal stories that would only be interesting to those who were personally close 
  • We may need to highlight and/or shorten tributes depending on available space   
  • Please send an appropriate portrait photo of the person to accompany the tribute 
  • Obituary notifications and tributes must be received before the given deadline date, otherwise contributions may not be included


Old Truronian News 

  • We reserve the right to edit Old Truronian news where necessary 
  • Noteworthy news will only be published if deemed appropriate for our audience
  • Due to the volume of requests received ware unable to advertise / publicise charity information.  Where possible we will report fundraising stories but reserve the right not to share news of specific fundraising and charitable campaigns  



  • Only high quality photographs can be included  
  • Avoid sending any photos of others who have not allowed permission for you to do so 
  • Photos may be cropped before publication 
  • Submitted photos will be published where possible, based on photo quality and available space 

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