Stonyhurst College

Melanie McDonagh
A Tablet event in conjunction with Stonyhurst College (part of the Stonyhurst 425 Lenten lectures series)Join us at Farm Street, for an evening with Melanie McDonagh as she explores the role of Catholic education in the modern world.Followed by Q&As – Drinks and canapés - Book salesMelanie McDonagh is an Irish journalist based in London and a senior leader-writer for the London Evening Standard.Stonyhurst is the UK’s leading co-educational Catholic boarding and day school for 3-18 year olds...
Students and staff of Stonyhurst College witnessed a very special celebration on Thursday 24th January. Rt Rev John Arnold, Bishop of Salford, ordained Maximiliano Koch SJ to the diaconate at St Peter’s Stonyhurst.A group from the Colegio Seminario, Uruguay, who were at the boarding school in Lancashire as part of an exchange programme, attended the service. They were accompanied by Pablo Michel SJ and Maria Ines Berasain; and, for the occasion, Fr Marcelo Coppetti SJ, rector of the Colegio,...
Stonyhurst is a school which constantly looks to innovate and use its history and traditions as a lens on the present and the future. The opening of Stonyhurst International School Penang in September 2020 will mark one of the most exciting and significant developments in the institution’s 425 years of history.Situated in an outstanding location nestled in one of the most prestigious neighbourhoods on Penang Island, Stonyhurst International School Penang is a coeducational day and boarding...
Jan Graffius with the film crew on the banks of the Hodder
If you live in the Northwest region of England, be sure to tune in to BBC1 at 7.30pm on Monday 10th December to watch River Walks: The Hodder This new series follows the watercourses of the area and explores their myths and not-so-known snippets of history.  In this first episode broadcaster Stuart Maconie follows the flow of the River Hodder in the Forest of Bowland.The river runs close to Stonyhurst College, which features in the programme. The filming took place few weeks ago and...
Stonyhurst has enjoyed various celebratory events on Friday 30th November to mark the feast day of Saint Edmund Campion SJ, which occurs on the 1st December.The Guest of Honour for Campion Day was the Papal Nuncio, HE Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams. Archbishop Adams celebrated mass in St Peter’s Church for the Stonyhurst community. He preached about the example of St Edmund Campion and about faithfulness and mission.The Stonyhurst College Choir was joined by the Choristers of Liverpool...
This open day is your chance to find out more about attending Stonyhurst College.One of the UK’s leading independent schools, Stonyhurst College offers an unparalleled standard of day and boarding education for pupils aged 13 to 18 years. Weekly boarding is available. The school is set within a striking Grade 1 listed building on a stunning estate with world class facilities.High teaching standards, small class sizes and independent study sessions help our students to achieve strong academic...
This open day is your opportunity to find out more about Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall, the prep school for Stonyhurst College.A leading Catholic day and boarding school, Stonyhurst St Mary's Hall welcomes children aged 3 - 13 years, with full and weekly boarding options available from 8 years.Individual academic attention, world-class facilities, a strong sense of community, and a wide range of co-curricular activities help to bring out the best in every child, wherever their talent lies.Register...
This open evening is your chance to find out more about attending the sixth form at Stonyhurst College.The sixth form at Stonyhurst offers three options for study – A Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or the IB Career Related Pathway. Each route provides a wide range of subjects for you to choose from and our staff will be happy to discuss the available options and help you to make the best decisions for your future.With excellent teaching staff, strong academic results, world-...
Stephen Withnell, Governor of Stonyhurst College and Westminster Cathedral Choir School and new Director of Strategic Development at Stonyhurst, has recently written a comment piece for The Catholic Herald on his appointment and on the future projects for the school.A year of celebrations begins at Stonyhurst this September, marking the college’s 425th anniversary. Founded in 1593 in Saint Omer, the school moved to Bruges and Liège before settling at Stonyhurst in Lancashire in 1794. The oldest...
Charles Waterton’s natural history specimens. Copyright: Stonyhurst College Collections
Last week’s edition of The Universe contains an article by Fr Damian Howard SJ, Provincial of the Jesuits in Britain, about a collection of preserved animals brought together by Charles Waterton, an alumnus of Stonyhurst College.In the first half of the 19th century, Waterton made several trips to British Guiana (now Guyana), building an impressive collection of specimens, many of which can still be seen in the recently renovated museum of the College.On his return to Britain from his last...

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