This year is the 400th anniversary of the death of the founder of the College, Father Robert Persons. College tradition has allowed him to be overshadowed by his more attractive companion, Edmund Campion.
The St Francis Xavier Award is a new scholarship being awarded for entry to Stonyhurst. These awards are available at 11+ and 13+ for up to 10 students who, in the opinion of the selection panel, are most likely to benefit from, and contribute to, life as full boarders in a Catholic boarding school.
This Newsletter concentrates on Stonyhurst’s links with Zimbabwe. As always our Editor has done a fine job in pulling together a cocktail of articles. Our most tangible link is through St George’s Harare, with whom we have many old pupils and staff in common.
Lourdes 150th anniversary edition from the chairman 4 5 February 25th – 3rd March college visit to Mexico On the 27th the Headmaster, Andrew Johnson, will host a reception at the Four Seasons Hotel. All OS, parents and their families are very welcome to attend.
What is the Association and what do we aim to be? Put simply ‘a caring, sharing, Eucharistic, community’. What on earth is that? Let me start with community. Not all schools are communities. This is. Why? Stonyhurst is of course a wonderful place.
Welcome to our ‘new look’ Newsletter, the product of much time and effort, particularly by David Mercer, our Editor, and Anthony Eyre, our ‘in house’ printer ; to them we give our thanks. It is a fine record, and contains many inspiring and interesting articles and reports.