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Dr Rob Ford inspires Politics Students

The Politics Society was pleased to welcome Dr. Rob Ford, senior lecturer from Manchester University, to speak about the rise of UKIP on the back of austerity. Dr. Ford spoke eloquently on the topic, and also provided invaluable materials for our A/AS Level Politics Students to use in their forthcoming examinations. We are grateful to Rob Ford for his support, and hope to welcome him again in the future.
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Development Reception in Madrid

The Headmaster’s Delegate and former Headmaster of St Mary’s Hall,Mr Larry Crouch; the Development Director, Mrs Rachel Hindle; and the Director of Admissions, Mrs Ruth Hughes, were delighted to join OS, parents and prospective parents at a reception in Madrid on Saturday 22nd November 2014. at Club Real Gran Peňa.  It was wonderful to re-engage with alumni and there was a tremendous sense of warmth and family throughout the whole Stonyhurst community present.  Everyone enjoyed Larry'...
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Stonyhurst Dance: The Dream

The Dream was an adaptation of Shakespeare's play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ devised, choreographed and directed by Miss Anna Southward and Mrs Andrea Morrison for Stonyhurst Dance. The production involved over 100 dancers, from tiny Hodder House fairies to accomplished dancers in Higher Line; their beautiful, polished and expressive performance delighted the audience, who enjoyed a mixture of romance, comedy and magic as elegant classical ballet mingled with modern dance. Miss...
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The lost First Folio connection with Stonyhurst

The recent discovery of a lost First Folio of Shakespeare in the Bibliotheque de St-Omer in northern France has great significance for Stonyhurst College. The book seems to have been the property of the English Jesuit College founded in St-Omer in 1593 to provide a Catholic education for boys, forbidden on their native soil due to the religious laws of the day. St Omers College, as it was known, is the direct ancestor of Stonyhurst, now the oldest continuously surviving Jesuit school in the...

Schola Cantorum: Handel’s choral music

Schola Cantorum, directed by Dr Kevin Morgan, sang music by Handel on St Cecilia’s Day in St Peter’s Church. The programme included the Four Coronation Anthems - Zadok the priest, Let thy hand be strengthened, The King shall rejoicing and My heart is inditing. They were in fine voice and conveyed all the exuberant majesty of Handel’s choral music. Soloists included William Lamb (Poetry), who gave a beautiful performance of Where’er you walk. Dr Morgan opened the concert with a...

Latest sports results

Wednesday 19th Nov  Rugby 1st XV through to the U18 Lancashire Cup v Runshaw College 2nds won v Carr Hill 54-10 U16 lost v Wirral 34-0 Football v Bolton School 1sts 2 Bolton 2nds 1 2nds 4 Bolton 3rds 1 Netball U19 National Schools The girls played some good netball and finished 4th overall. Won two, lost two and drew one match. Hockey v St Bedes 1st won 8-0 Hockey v Stockport U14 won 2-1 Netball v Stockport U15 A lost 27-19 U15 B lost 8-6 Saturday 21st...
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Stonyhurst Fell-racing Team’s best-ever performance at Arnside Knott

In the annual Arnside Knott Fell Race, Cumbria, Stonyhurst entered 5 runners in the U23 category, securing the following individual overall positions: Jan Zimoch (25th out of 142, with a time of 43.08); Will Metcalf (33rd; 43.44); Lukasz Kolodziej (64th; 49.05); Zac Aghaizu (87th; 50.38); Colm Fahy (103rd; 53.18). The fastest overall race time was 35.18 and the last finish time, of those who completed, was 77.49. It’s a tough course, over 5.5 miles of limestone crag and woodland, with a...

The future of world trade

The Industrial Society was pleased to welcome Dr Barbara Ingham, international economics consultant, to speak about the work of the World Trade Organisation, and the future of world trade.  Dr Ingham, who has recently co-authored a biography of Sir Arthur Lewis, spoke eloquently on the topic, and also provided invaluable materials for our Rhetoric A Level and IB economists to use in their forthcoming Global Economy examination.  We are grateful to Dr Ingham for her support, and also for her...
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Tug-o-War Interline Competition

Tug-o-War Seniors Interline event Senior Girls: 1st- St Omers 2nd- Weld 3rd- Campion 4th- Shireburn Senior Boys: 1st- Shireburn 2nd- Campion 3rd- Weld 4th- St...

The One Show films at Stonyhurst

It was an exciting day for Stonyhurst, as Carrie Grant and the BBC One Show team came to film a unique recording of Stonyhurst Choir, conducted by our very own Mr Greg Mann, performing the oldest known version of “Adeste Fideles” (O come all ye faithful).  The original manuscript, held in trust by Stonyhurst College, dates from 1751 and was penned by John Francis Wade, a Latin teacher and choirmaster at the English College, Douai in northern France.  Wade supplemented his teaching income...
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Historians consider ‘Kingship and masculinity’

P.A.S.T. / Senior Essay Society: ‘Kingship and Masculinity’ On Wednesday 12th November we were delighted to welcome Dr  Katherine Lewis, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Huddersfield. Dr  Lewis has a wide range of historical interests, most notably the history of gender and identity in late Medieval England. She has recently published a book with Routledge entitled, ‘Kingship and Masculinity’ which focuses on Kings Henry V and Henry VI. After a tour of the College...
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Stonyhurst Ballerina Project 2014-2015

Stonyhurst Ballerina Project 2014-15 Dance at Stonyhurst continues to motivate, train and inspire pupils through many dance genres, including ballet, tap, modern, contemporary, Street Dance, Zumba and Cheerleading. Every year students get the opportunity to participate in a dance portfolio session to celebrate their progress and involvement with dance. There are always some really beautiful results which become a gallery of our dancers’ development and enable us to undertake projects such...

Latest Sports’ Results

Saturday 15th November Rugby v Ampleforth 1st XV won 38-11 2nd XV won 30-0 U16A lost 7-5 U16B won 40-17 U15A lost 17-0 U15B lost 65-10 U14A lost 49-0 Hockey v Mount St Mary’s 2nd lost 3-0 U15 won 7-0 U14 won 6-1 Hockey v King William College  IOM 1st won 2-1 Wednesday 12th Nov Netball v Newman  1st lost 18-24 2nd lost 19-16 Hockey v AKS 1st drew 1-1 2nd lost 7-0 Hockey v Kirkham Grammar School U15 lost...
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Historic day for Stonyhurst AFC!

Stonyhurst fielded three football teams on Wednesday 12 November (possibly for the first time ever), and all three were victorious in their matches against QEGS and Hutton Grammar School! 1st XI won 2-1 v Hutton GS 2nd XI won 9-0 v QEGS 3rd XI won 9-6 v QEGS        

Stonyhurst’s mathematicians excel in UK competition

UK Senior Maths Challenge 2014  Stonyhurst’s mathematicians have excelled in the UK Senior Maths Challenge this year, with the best overall performance ever. Last year’s record has been exceeded by five more awards! They have all been coached and encouraged by Head of Mathematics Mr David Rawkins and Miss Clare Tanner, who look forward to the next round later this month.     BEST IN COLLEGE:                      George Cowperthwaite ...

An evening with the curator

The second in our series of talks given by the curator was held in the Bayley Room at Stonyhurst this month.  The evening was attended by 30 visitors who arrived at 7pm for drinks and canapés and a warm welcome from the Headmaster.  Jan Graffius, Stonyhurst Curator, spoke about the family portraits in the Bayley Room bringing each character to life with stories of their lives, loves and family connections.  The evening turned into a very special ‘magical mystery tour’ when Jan led the...
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Stonyhurst Dance presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

The Stonyhurst Dance production, 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, will be performed on Sunday 23rd November at 7.00pm in the Academy Room. Dancers aged 3 to 18 will perform this special adaptation of Shakespeare's enchanting play. Tickets can be reserved via Reception or All proceeds from this production will go to the Stonyhurst Children's Holiday Trust' (SCHT) and Dance...
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Packwood U13 Hockey Tournament

For the third time, St Mary’s Hall attended the annual Packwood hockey tournament.  Each year the competition has grown and the standard of play has improved. The squad had been involved in two tournaments prior to half term and therefore understood that every minute counts.  They managed to hold on to a draw for the first game, and then went on to take four consecutive wins.  Having played all the games in the group stage the girls finished top of the leader board having scored 10 and...
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