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27th May 2020

The story of St Andrew’s College and the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918

Throughout our 165-year old history, St Andrew’s College has faced some extraordinary challenges, one of which was surviving the flu epidemic in 1918. The current COVID-19 crisis has forced us to suspend all activity on our campus but it is not the first time this has happened at College, as 102 years ago our school […]

3rd Apr 2020

Rise to the Clarion Call

A lovely message of hope, love and goodwill to the world from SOUTH AFRICA. Composed, written and produced by Mathieu Eschmann & Nick Neil-Boss (Armstrong 1966). Listen to it HERE!

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 […]