We are delighted by the overwhelmingly positive response we have received following the introduction of the first e-newsletter that was published in October 2016. Encouraged by your favourable reaction, we are planning to publish further e-newsletters at regular intervals.
After being made so welcome last year, the fifth annual Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality Retreat will once again be held at Mayfield School set in the heart of the Sussex countryside 50 miles south of central London.
The 50th anniversary race between Ampleforth and Stonyhurst which is also the 40th anniversary of the Stonyhurst Invitation will take place at Stonyhurst on Saturday 27th February 2016 with a dinner for all runners and guests at the College afterwards.
Members of the Association gathered in Bath for a Convivium on 25 March at a very fine and convenient venue – The Brunswick Room in the Guildhall.
THERE WERE 1,012 Stonyhurst men serving in the Forces during the First World War. 168 of them were killed or died on active service (with another 39 deaths listed).
I have been very honoured to serve as your President over the last year. Denis Unsworth was a hard act to follow. Many have helped me especially Beverley Sillitoe, the Association Office Manager, assisted by Layla Heaton and by David Mercer, editor of the Newsletter.
The Stonyhurst Association Annual Dinner was held at the magnificent Hurlingham Club in London on 14th September with James Hanratty OS 54 – 64, presiding and Baron Hennessy of Lympsfield, guest speaker.
The idea behind The Family Weekend is to give parents and children an enjoyable experience of Stonyhurst in the twenty-first century with the hope that OS and Catholic families will think seriously about the values of a Stonyhurst education.
A near record attendance of 246, including 5 tables of young OS and their guests, enjoyed an evening of reminiscences and fun in the ‘Spirit of Rugby Suite’ underneath the west stand at Twickenham Stadium for the annual Association dinner on Saturday 3 November.
Ingram Cheung OS and Maddie Callinicos OS with their charges at SCHT, 2008. The Stonyhurst Children’s Holiday Trust is one of a number of charities which various OS are involved with: see page 21.
The front cover shows one of the last photographs taken of Tim Hetherington OS 81 – 89, RIP who was killed in Libya last April as a photojournalist whilst reporting the rebellion against Ghadaffi in the town of Misurata.