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2nd Apr 2020

Hole in One!

Well done Matt Barlow (Armstrong 2018)! Please share your hole in one stories with us at!

1st Apr 2020

Walter Scott Prize Nomination – A Sin of Omission

Congratulations to Honorary OA, Marguerite Poland on being shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize 2020 for her book A SIN OF OMISSION. The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world. First awarded in 2010, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction honours the inventor of […]

3rd Mar 2020

Chapel Windows restoration

Over the past three weeks, a professional team has been renovating more of the chapel’s stained-glass windows. The lead in the windows was showing signs of oxidising (cracks), the putty had dried out and the outer wooden frames (to protect the windows) were now becoming brittle. The restorers closed up holes in some of the […]

14th Feb 2020

John Dempster (Armstrong 2012) rows across the Atlantic Ocean

   Well done to solo rower John Dempster (Armstrong 2012) of Watering The Mind on completing the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2019, the World’s Toughest Row in 63 days, 9 hours, 14 minutes.    He has rowed 3,000 miles (4 800km!) across the Atlantic Ocean!    CONGRATULATIONS John – we are proud of you!      NEC […]

11th Feb 2020

Is this the time to buy property?

Is this the time to buy property? We all know the benefits of owning one’s own property. 1. Over time one accumulates wealth 2. Rent is avoided, and any monthly payments that are made are put into your own property 3. One can improve one’s property, according to one’s budget, timescale and taste 4. One […]

5th Dec 2019

Skydiving at 95!

The Foundation Office received the following interesting story from Peter Levey (Graham 1963) recently. “I think that you published the story of Graham Dods’ (Hon OA) bungy jump off the Storms River Bridge in 2014. Since I was intending to visit Cape Town in 2015, this prompted me to meet with my old House Master […]