Recent College News

Foodbank collection

Category: Community, General, Events

Following the amazing success of last year’s collection for the Devizes and Swindon Foodbank, we set our pupils the challenge of helping even more local people in crisis this Christmas. Foodbanks are excellent, rapidly growing and local charities that we can support in a more rewarding way than by... More »

Review: Christmas Carol Services

Category: Music, Community, Events, General

It takes some strength to sing a carol service or two, but four in three days is just about the limit, so congratulations then to the Choir, PAJH and IGC et al for triumphing in this marathon performance weekend.The Choir have come a long way under Mr Hodgkinson: the stalls are full, there’s a feel... More »

Review: The Roaring Girl

Category: Drama, General, Events

Jane Darby’s production of The Roaring Girl was a hilarious romp through Jacobean gender politics reset in the underground cauldron of blurred lines; The False Tails bar in central London, 2014. Leila Tinne (LI U6) in the title role was a genuine enigma; leather clad, hair in dreadlocks and... More »

Wind Department Concert

Category: Music, Events, General

A final hurrah to an action packed term saw the Wind Department produce an excellent, varied and superbly prepared performance in the Memorial Hall on Monday 8th December.  The date had to be changed due to an unusual number of leading Music Scholars away on Oxbridge interviews, but in no way... More »

Review: An Evening for Advent

Category: Events, General, Academic

On Wednesday evening the Modern Languages and Music Departments combined in the stylish setting of the Adderley to present a reflective sequence of Advent readings in seven languages, interspersed with songs.A team of four Remove Italianists, Chris Beswick (C1), Luca Conte (SU), Maggie Ducam-Davies... More »

Review: Major General Peter Williams

Category: Speakers, General, Events

On Thursday 20 November, Major General Peter Williams accepted an invitation to speak to the Politics Society on the War in Bosnia during the 1990s. Titled as "Looking back on tragedy", he gave a highly informative and accessible PowerPoint (using mostly his own photographs) outlining the... More »

Modern Languages Advent Event

Category: Events, General, Music

There was standing-room only in the Adderley for this evening's Modern Languages Advent Event - a collaborative annual fixture organised by the Modern Languages and Music Departments.Idiomatic readings by groups and individuals in Italian, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Mandarin and Arabic were... More »

Review: Advent Carol Service

Category: Music, General, Events

The Chapel Choir is a very public and high profile organisation;  constantly in the spotlight and required to produce high quality performances week in week out, be it in chapel services or extra events such as OM Club Day, Remembrance Day events or ‘away’ evensongs.  The Advent Carol... More »

CCF Hundred Drill Competition

Category: CCF, General, Events, Pupil Achievements

The CCF Hundred Drill Competition was held on the Parade Ground on Wednesday 19th November under the watchful eyes of Three Grenadier guest judges. Two of the judges were OMs - Captain Kit Sandford (C1 2000-2005) and 2nd Lt Kaspar Varmuza (C1 2001-06) – joining Sgt Williams to cast their... More »

Speaker: Dr Catherine Whistler

Category: Speakers, Art, Events

The History of Art Society welcomed Dr Catherine Whistler from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford on Wednesday evening. Dr Whistler is Keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean, and is also a Fellow of St John's College. Oxford. She spoke to our students about her role as chief curator of one of Britain's... More »

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