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The Stonyhurst Literature Festival

The third Stonyhurst Literature Festival will take place on Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd April 2016. Twelve speakers will cover a wide range of topics and texts over three days, to give this Literature Festival something for everyone. Speakers will include the winner of the Costa First Novel award, Andrew Michael Hurley, who will talk about The Loney, his gothic novel set on the northwest coast. The Stonyhurst Literature Festival will, as ever, cover a variety of genres,...
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Sunday’s Homily

Fr John Twist SJ spoke about Peter's realisation, on the Sea of Galilee, that he has encountered someone with divine power. The full text can be found below. This week's anthem was Love divine, all love's excelling by Sir David Willcocks.   Homily for Sunday February 7th: “He and his companions were completely overcome.” (Luke 5:1-9) Fishing must be a curious activity, because the one doing it cannot see anything.  He or she is just convinced that deep down in those...
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The Headmaster’s Concert

Once again, the Headmaster's guests, pupils, parents, governors and staff enjoyed a fabulous concert as Stonyhurst's music scholars demonstrated their talent, on Friday February 5th in the Top Ref. Programme First movement from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3    J.S. Bach       Stonyhurst College Strong Orchestra, directed by Mrs S White Prelude and Fugue in C minor (Book 1)  J.S. Bach               Maximilian Stoschus (Piano) Black Eyes           Russian...
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Politics talk: The Electoral Process and Direct Democracy in the USA

On Thursday 4th February, Lord Norton of Louth, Professor of Government at the University of Hull, gave a talk to the Stonyhurst Politics Society on American politics. Lord Norton gave a very useful introduction to the role of American ‘exceptionalism’ and how the history of the country and its constitution still affect the political culture of the country today. Lord Norton’s talk was particularly topical, given the current focus on the US presidential elections this year and the...
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Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall Borrows the Moon!

Exciting rare samples of moon rocks and a collection of impressive meteorites landed at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall this week. The lunar samples were loaned to the prep school as part of a scheme run by NASA and the National Science Museum. Children in Lower Elements (year 5) were able to enjoy a unique, interactive experience of astronomy, examining and handling lunar samples collected by the Apollo missions of the late 1960s and early 1970s. 382kg of lunar material was brought back to...
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The Provincial’s Visitation

The Jesuit Provincial of the British Province, Fr Dermot Preston SJ, made his annual visit to Stonyhurst this week. He spoke to staff and pupils alike, and was interested to hear of the many ways in which they live out Stonyhurst’s Mission. He was accompanied by Fr Adrian Porter SJ, the Director of Jesuit education. Fr Dermot’s visit began with Mass in St Peter’s, on the Feast of Candlemas, which opened with Rhetoric’s candle-lit procession into the church, symbolising the coming of...
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Upper Prep Palaeontolgy!

Children in year 4 at Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall are enjoying this term’s ‘Footsteps from the Past’ topic. Firstly,they had lots of fun being palaeontologists for an afternoon, with their ‘Dinosaur Dig’. This was followed by a visit from Head of Conservation of Blackpool Zoo, Rebecca Reynolds, who talked to the children about adaptation and evolution. Mrs Reynolds brought in fossils, Madagascan hissing cockroaches, a bearded dragon lizard and a tenrec (which is like a hedgehogs),...
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The Politics of Business and Banking: Jonty Warneken OS

Throughout the academic year, on a weekly basis, students from all year groups at Stonyhurst are granted the privileged opportunity to attend excellent lectures and presentations from reputable guest speakers. This week at the College was no exception, and on Thursday 28th January, Stonyhurst was honoured to welcome Mr Jonty Warneken (OS) back to Stonyhurst. Mr Warneken is a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. The former Stonyhurst student was able to use a...
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Chess

The Stonyhurst chess team are celebrating another victory, this time against Kirbie Kendal School. in Cumbria. They won the match 5-1 on Friday 29th January. The team was: Kevin Robbin George Cowperthwaite (Capt) Michael Diamond Oskar Nicholson-Gringinger Vincent Ng Ayshea Whitaker Vincent Ng was able to win with two queens and a rook, while George Cowperthwaite came back one piece down to win his match. Their next match is against Bolton School later this...
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The Faith School partnership

Children from the Faith School visited Stonyhurst in January. Faith School is a small primary school in Everton, Liverpool, with whom Stonyhurst has a well-established partnership. The children were hosted by 17 Grammarians (pupils in year 10). This time, the focus of the visit was Stonyhurst’s connection with Tolkien, since the Faith School children had recently read The Hobbit. They explored this connection through the Stonyhurst Collections, guided by the assistant curator Mr Joe Reed...
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Sport

Interline Cross Country The Interline Cross Country race took place on Wednesday 27th January. Teams of six boys from each Line, selected from Syntax, Poetry and Rhetoric (years 11, 12 and 13), took part. The race was organised by Mr Paul Wilmore, who said: “The 8 km race around Stonyhurst was hotly contested, and there were some excellent individual performances.” The results were: 1st - St Omers 2nd – Weld 3rd – Campion 4th – Shireburn Individual...
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Army Air Corps Helicopter visit

The Stonyhurst Combined Cadets Corps had the opportunity to view an Apache helicopter on Wednesday January 27th, when Lt Col Paul Hayhurst AAC (OS 90) and Capt Will Francis AAC visited Stonyhurst in their state-of-the-art military machine. Lt Col Hayhurst gave an excellent talk on the aircraft, the role of the Army Air Corps, leadership, values and standards to Senior Company. Then it was time for cadets to view the helicopter, with a couple of lucky cadets having the opportunity to sit in...
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Sumatran tigers: heartbreak and hope in the rainforest

On Monday 18th January, Stonyhurst's Environmental Society was fortunate to have Olivia Walter as its guest speaker. Mrs Walter is the Development Manager of Wildlife Vets International. Tigers and Amur leopards have featured throughout her career and in October 2015 she accompanied an anti-poaching patrol crossing Kerinci Seblat National Park. “Little did I know that we would encounter most of the threats to Sumatra's tigers up close,” said Mrs Walter: “This is my story,  discovering...
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The Spanish Exchange

Stonyhurst welcomed pupils from its partner Jesuit school, San José Jesuitak in Durango, Northern Spain, for the annual Spanish exchange visit. Our Spanish guests stayed at Stonyhurst’s Avenue Farmhouse and enjoyed a very busy programme of lessons and activities with their exchange partners. The group enjoyed cultural visits to Manchester (where they visited Old Trafford and the Lowry) and Liverpool. They also visited the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As...
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Oxbridge news

Congratulations to George Cowperthwaite, Genevieve Thornton and Munirah Patel, who have recently received conditional offers from Oxford and Cambridge. George Cowperthwaite has an offer from Girton College, Cambridge to read Mathematics; Genevieve Thornton has an offer from  Exeter College, Oxford to read History, and Munirah Patel has an offer from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford to read Chemistry. The Headmaster Andrew Johnson said: “We are delighted by their success, which is thoroughly...
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Stonyhurst’s dancers have a ball in Glasgow!

On the weekend of the 16th and 17th January, 21 pupils aged 11 to 18 travelled to Glasgow for a weekend of ballet. The focus of the trip was Scottish Ballet’s performance of Cinderella at The Theatre Royal. We were also fortunate to be able to meet the dancers and to watch company class. Creative workshops also helped us to gain an understanding of the development of storytelling through dance, and the creation of newly choreographed work. Stonyhurst’s dancers found out about Christopher...
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Sports Results

Saturday 18th January Netball v Woodhouse Grove 1st lost 17-50 2nd lost 30-19 Wednesday 13th January Hockey v Bradford GS 1st won 3-1 2nd won 3-1 (The 1st netball team will represent Lancashire next Saturday, January 25th, at the National Schools Tournament.) Badminton vs Rossall Won 10 - 0 Swimming vs Rossall Won Basketball vs Rossall Lost 44 - 38 Squash vs Rossall Won 4 -1   Friday January 15th Interline Swimming =1st  ST OMERS =1st...
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Discovering Andalusia

At the end of the Christmas term, 8 Rhetoric Spanish students travelled to Malaga for a 4-day cultural trip. Naturally, our first experience of Andalusian culture was gastronomical, as we enjoyed the first of many exciting Spanish meals. This was followed by a walk along the coast in the sunshine (a welcome break from the dismal Lancashire rain) and a visit to Las Cuevas del Tesoro - our first exposure to the deep and varied history of the region and the area of Rincón de la Victoria. We...
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