What we do at Belfast Old Instonians Association.

We are a community of former pupils and  staff,  of the Royal Belfast Academical Institution who share a common bond and desire to maintain connections with our old boys. Our mission is to foster a sense of community and support among our members while promoting the values and traditions of the School.

A Range of Services

We achieve this by providing a range of services and benefits to our members, including:

  1. Networking: We provide opportunities for our members to connect with each other, share experiences, and develop new relationships. This helps to maintain the  camaraderie that was fostered during our time at the School.
  2. Events: We organise a range of events for our members throughout the year, including reunions, dinners, and other social gatherings. These events provide opportunities for  members to catch up with old friends, reminisce about their time at the School and to make new connections. Click Here
  3. Support: We provide support to RBAI through fundraising and other initiatives. We believe that it is important to give back to our alumni and to support the school and fellow Instonians in any way we can, for example through the Association’s Benevolent Fund. Click Here
  4. Heritage: We promote the heritage and history of RBAI through the preservation of archives, memorabilia, and other historical artefacts. We believe that it is important to preserve the traditions and values of the School for future generations.
  5. Business Services: This business services page is a free service for our members. It allows our members to showcase their business(es) to the BOIA community, and beyond. Click Here

Benevolent Fund

The Benevolet fund assists, in cases of hardship or necessity, pupils at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution. Assists or relieves necessitous persons who are Old Instonians, whether subscribers to the fund or not, their necessitous wives and children, and of necessitous widows and children and other dependent relatives of deceased persons who have been Old Instonians.


Centenary Fund

By donating to RBAI Centenary Fund, you support an institution that has been shaping the lives of students for over a century, helping maintain high education standards and investing in the future of young people who will make valuable contributions to society, providing bursaries, facilities, and resources to ensure every student reaches their full potential.


Join Us

If you are a former pupil of RBAI, or a member of staff of RBAI, we invite you to join the Belfast Old Instonians Association. You will be made very welcome. Please see the Membership page for details.