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The Winslow Boy

On Wednesday 23rd November, the Stonyhurst Archivist, Mr David Knight, gave a fully illustrated lecture to the Senior Essay Society, to which members of P.A.S.T. were also invited, about the former Stonyhurst pupil George Archer-Shee. He was expelled from the Royal Naval College on the Isle of Wight accused of theft and forgery. His father, a bank employee, decided to fight the decision. This relatively trivial affair mushroomed into a protracted national media sensation and a trial at the Old...
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End of week Sports Results 3rd December 2016 Rugby V Giggleswick 1st Team            W 33-5 2nd Team           W 31-17 U15 A’s            W 38-0 U14A’s             W 21-10   Hockey 1st Team           D 3-3 2nd Team           W1-0
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The influence of pressure groups & political parties in British Politics.

  Dr Mark Garnett of Lancaster University rounded off this term's Politics Society talks with an engaging and entertaining presentation on the role of political parties and pressure groups in British politics.  He covered a huge amount of detailed academic study in a short period of time and helped enlighten the audience on what makes political parties and pressure groups successful or otherwise!  After the talk there followed a lively and wide ranging question and answer session. ...
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The Stonyhurst Lip sync battle begins!

For the first ever Stonyhurst Interline Lip Sync Battle we had a spectacular line up of judges; Mr Patrick McBeth, Mrs. Leonie Heaven, Mrs. Rebecca Jackson and Mr. Tim Hanley (aka Simon Cowell.) Keeping track of all the music was Ben Reynolds and the MC for the event was Ms Lynch. The event kicked off with Daniel Waya lip syncing to a rap song he had written himself! We saw a bit less light between Clara and Cord than Mr. Hanley would have liked! On the whole the first ever Interline...
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Back with a Bang

SMH pupils returned to school on Wednesday 2nd November with a busy yet exciting week ahead.  As the school term began, the cold weather set in, which coincided nicely with bonfire night. All the boarders were able to experience a thrilling fireworks display and also took in other firework displays across the Ribble Valley later in the evening from their rooms. For many pupils, this was their first time experiencing bonfire night in the UK so this was a treat for them as the working week came...
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Mark Thompson OS and current CEO of the New York Times talks about his time at Stonyhurst

In the latest issue of the ‘Live Ribble Valley’, the exclusive interview was with our very own Mark Thompson OS. As well as being an OS, Mark Thompson is known as the former Director-General of the BBC and current CEO of the New York Times. Whilst his Manhattan lifestyle might seem worlds away from the rural idyll that is Stonyhurst College, Mr Thompson reflected on the life-lasting impression Stonyhurst has had on him.  Of course, Mr Thompson remarked on the majesty of the place,...
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Hop on over to the Annual OS Lunch at Preston Grasshoppers RFC

The 4th Annual OS lunch at the Preston Grasshoppers RFC will take place on Saturday 28th January 2017.  The match is scheduled to be played on the new artificial grass pitch currently being installed by the RFU and promises to be a great game following Hoppers’s narrow defeat 20-18 over in Yorkshire earlier in the season.  As in the past, the lunch is totally informal and open to partners, friends and family.  The only change this year that other Jesuit Alumni organisations have been...
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Dr Mike Simpson and the US Supreme Court

The Stonyhurst Politics Society welcomed Dr Mike Simpson on the evening of Thursday 7th November. Dr Simpson gave a fascinating presentation on the role of the Supreme Court in American Politics. He also answered questions on the recent election of the highly controversial Donald Trump and explained how nominations for the Supreme Court could change future legislation in the U.S., especially now as it is heavily dominated by the Republicans. We are most grateful to Dr Simpson for...
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Robert Brinkley C.M.G. OS and his memories of the Cold War

This week we were delighted to welcome Robert Brinkley OS with a talk entitled, ‘Memories of the Cold War’.  Robert worked as a British Diplomat for 34 years and served as British Ambassador to the Ukraine from 2002-2006 and High Commissioner to Pakistan from 2006-2009.  He has had three sons educated at the College: Andrew, Francis, and Mark.  His wife Mary is a former Stonyhurst Governor and he himself will be the next President of the Stonyhurst Association. In an engaging...
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Upcoming Events in Advent

We have a number of events arranged for the season of Advent that will help us in the lead up to Christmas. On Friday 25th November, we have the Schola Cantorum Advent Procession.  This candle-lit service of Advent music will be led by Schola and will begin in the Sodality Chapel at 7:30pm, and will move through the Top Refectory to the College Chapel.  If you wish to attend, please come to reception from where you will be guided to the Sodality Chapel. Then on Thursday 1st December,...
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Stonyhurst lights up its facade in support of Red Wednesday

Today Wednesday 23rd November, Aid to the Church in Need is launching 'Red Wednesday'. This day will honour those killed in acts of religious hatred and will be an expression of solidarity with millions of people around the globe who are targeted for their beliefs and live in fear. Red Wednesday will bring together people of different faith communities in the UK in a positive and united vision of religious belief which upholds the right of the individual to follow their faith and their...
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Stonyhurst brings to you Guys and Dolls

On Friday 2nd and Saturday the 3rd December Stonyhurst brings to you a spectacular performance filled with well known tunes and dance routines from the stage production Guys and Dolls.  Tickets are free but going fast so to reserve your place please contact reception on 01254 826345 NOW !
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Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall draws a close to this Year of Mercy

On Monday 14th November, a year on from our Whole School Mission, we were delighted to welcome back to Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall, Ten Ten Theatre. They provided an assembly on the Year of Mercy which concludes this Sunday. This was followed by three dramas each of which culminated in a reflection on the theme and prayer. The three plays performed were: Up in the Clouds FS2 , PP1 & 2 In this funny and entertaining story, children followed a day in the life of Ellie who learnt...
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❄️⭐️SCHT Christmas Cards are now available ⭐️❄️

SCHT CHRISTMAS CARDS 2016 This year, to raise funds for our Stonyhurst Children’s Holiday Week, our Social Enterprises team (pictured above) have produced packs of ten cards, with a choice of two designs, five of each in a pack.  You have the choice of two themes, one of the themes proved to be very successful last year which were the prints of two paintings, ‘Nativity’ and ‘Adoration of the Shepherds’, which are part of a set of 21 paintings on copper in the Stonyhurst...
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Stonyhurst’s Dancers prepare for major exams

Students from Hodder House, Stonyhurst Saint Mary's Hall and the College are working very hard on the lead up to their dance exams which take place over the next few weeks.  Whilst it is an anxious time for all, as everyone works to remember and perfect their syllabus requirement, it is inspiring to see the progression that everyone is making with their ballet, tap and modern. Starting at pre-school level assessments and leading to graded and vocational exams, these achievements at higher...
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Alfred – King of the Anglo Saxons.

On Wednesday 9th November Stonyhurst College welcomed back Dr Mike Raw. On his last visit Dr Raw had spoken on the Armenian Massacre of 1915.  Last time he spoke about Alfred, King of the Anglo-Saxons. In a very thorough and scholarly talk, Dr Raw presented the view that King Alfred held a very clear, Christian conception of his duty to exercise public power over his people in a responsible, moral way that would protect them from the assault of heathen enemies and guide them in Godly ways...
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Stonyhurst Association Annual Dinner 2016

This year’s annual Stonyhurst Association Dinner was held on Saturday 29th October where we welcomed 154 guests to enjoy an evening of good food, wine and company with stories of laughter and cheer as guests reminisced at their time spent here at the College.  This year’s Association President, Fr Nick King SJ OS 1966, welcomed his guests before going on to speak about his time at Stonyhurst and how it has left a lasting impression, providing him with a moral and spiritual compass for...
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John McCarthy’s captivating tales of time spent as a hostage in Lebanon.

John McCarthy was invited to Stonyhurst College on the 3rd November to share his terrifying yet fascinating experience of time spent in captivity from 1986- 1991.  He was the United Kingdom’s longest held hostage in Lebanon. John shared his moments of reflection, his coping strategies during the darkest moments in captivity, as well as the physical and mental torture he endured, with the Sixth Form pupils of the College. He spoke of the first few months in solitary confinement in a...
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