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19th Jun 2020

The hard way down

The hard way down Long before the advent of Google Maps, decades before cellphones and almost 40 years exactly before the introduction of the first Defender, South African Robin Halse (Armstrong 1948 PM) set out on an overland adventure of epic proportions. Read all about his transcontinental journey from London to South Africa HERE.

29th May 2020

Leen Remmelzwaal’s(Mullins 2004) COVID-19 dashboard expands globally!

When confronted with crisis, it is often the simple solutions that resonate most deeply with people. Leen Remmelzwaal, a PhD candidate in computational neuroscience at the University of Cape Town (UCT), discovered this first-hand when a dashboard he designed to offer South Africans a comprehensive overview of the latest coronavirus statistics started gaining international traction. […]

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 […]