Stonyhurst College

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...
This year's Stonyhurst Great Academies, on the 26th May, saw a special award presented to John Cowdall, longstanding Chair of Governors at Stonyhurst College, by Fr Provincial Damian Howard SJ."The Campion Medal is awarded by the Jesuits in Britain to those men and women who have most closely collaborated in its mission with a spirit a generosity for the glory of God and the common good," said Fr Damian. "It is with sincere gratitude that it is presented this year to John Cowdall, in...
The Governors and Headmaster of Stonyhurst College are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Stephen Withnell as Director of Strategic Development. Stephen is an alumnus of the College and a current Governor of Stonyhurst. He has made an outstanding contribution as a Governor and it is good news that he has chosen to join the College Executive to focus on this important role.Stephen's appointment will bring a unique combination of experience and expertise to complement that of the...
Bishop John Arnold with Confirmation candidates
On Sunday 6 May, forty Stonyhurst pupils received the Sacrament of Confirmation by Right Reverend Bishop John Arnold, Bishop of Salford, in St Peter’s Church.The Bishop, who had indeed a very busy weekend as the previous afternoon had been in Walsingham, was very generous with his time, spending a good part of his visit talking with the pupils and their families.“The day was a celebration of both our Faith and the diversity and international nature of our young people at Stonyhurst," says ...

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