Barmouth Villa

It’s the middle of summer.  Children are enjoying their six weeks off school, and many of us take a week or a fortnight’s vacation by the sea or in the countryside.  The Jesuits also enjoy short breaks from their work and the Jesuits in Britain Archive holds material recording holidays taken by Jesuits over the last 160 years. Jesuit students, known as Scholastics, used to take a two week holiday in Barmouth, in Wales.  This tradition started in 1853 when Father James...
Leaders of the future: our heads of schools outside Fronoleu Terrace
A group of sixth-formers descended on the Jesuit Villa House in Barmouth last week for a three day Jesuit Institute conference on leadership. From Wednesday 28 September to Friday 30 September, head boys and head girls came to Fronoleu Terrace to learn about leadership in the Jesuit tradition. The head boys and girls and some deputy head boys and girls came from the Jesuit secondary schools of Stonyhurst, Mount St Mary’s College, Wimbledon College, St Ignatius College and St...