A Night at the Museum
Princes, Poets and Traitors: the Lives of the Stonyhurst Undergraduates
An Evening Private View with an illustrated talk, glass of wine and canapes. Limited places available - book early to avoid disappointment.
Saturday 2nd June | 7.00pm - 9.00pm | £30 per ticket
Although Stonyhurst has long been famous as a school, from the early 19th century until the First World War the College also educated hundreds of university students. These undergraduates, or 'Philosophers' as they were known at Stonyhurst, took degrees under the direction of Jesuit professors (including Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ). Famous students included the VC Aiden Liddell, Poet Laureate Alfred Austin, and Irish revolutionary Joseph Plunkett. This illustrated talk, given by Stonyhurst's Archives Manager, will follow the fascinating lives of some of these Philosophers; stories which are not without scandal, intrigue, tragedy and triumph.