A VERY special ceremony has taken place in the city to present the first youngsters from the FetLor Youth Club with Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards following an ambitious programme of volunteering, wilderness activities and physical challenges.
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Fettes hosted its annual Commemoration Event on Saturday the 5th of October, in which Old Fettesians returned to Fettes, enjoying an opportunity to reminisce with old friends and teachers.
Congratulations to Old Fettesian Jake Wightman (Gl 2008-2012) on being selected to represent Great Britain at the IAAF World Championships in Doha.
We are delighted to report that OF, Rosha Fitzhowle (Ar 2005-2009) is joining the opera ensemble of Theater Aachen as a soloist. The entire casting for the season has yet to be released, but Rosha tells us that she is beginning with Woglinde (one of the Rheintöchtern) in an opera called Hagen Teil 1 which is a three part re-working of Wagner's the Ring Trilogy, and this first part uses sections from Das Rheingold, and Götterdämmerung.
On Friday, the Fettes College Geography Society were delighted to welcome Old Fettesian Mr Wai-Shin Chan (Gl 1993-1998) for an evening of climate change discussions.
We are delighted and proud to report that Chang Ho has received a Fulbright Award to enable him to study at Harvard University on one of the most well-regarded and impactful scholarship programmes in the world.
Old Fettesians and spouses made their way to Dresden from six different countries, by land, sea, road and rail to take part in the 2019 Eurozone weekend on 13-15 September organised by Cordelia Pilz (née Harrison) (Ar 1982-84). The highlights were many – historical, culinary, musical and visual, not to mention the wonderful weather.
The Historical Society got off to a great start last night with the return to the College of OF Rory Hardie.
On Thursday 5th September 2019, some 60 Old Fettesians and guests, ranging in age from 19 to 79, gathered in the Clive Room at the East India Club in London at a reception kindly arranged by James Macpherson (Gl 1997-2002). They were joined by the new Head of Fettes, Helen Harrison and the College’s Director of Development, Nicola Pickavance.
On Wednesday, 4th September, the Central Scotland Lunch took place at the Star and Garter in Linlithgow, organised by Sandy Park (Ki 1965-1970).
On Sunday, 18th August a group of Old Fettesians gathered on Orkney for the annual Northern Isles lunch. The event was kindly hosted by Northern Isles OFA Co-ordinator, Barbara Graham (Gl 1975 -1977) who proudly displays the OFA flag in her garden welcoming Old Fettesians to her home.
On 17th July a group of Old Fettesians from across the generations had a fun-filled day at the annual Bisley Schools Veterans’ shoot.
The emotive final week of term always passes so quickly but the memories made will last a lifetime for our leavers.
On Wednesday 26th June, a group of Edinburgh-based OFs gathered together in the Refinery in St Andrews Square.
A number of Old Fettesian gatherings took place all around the world throughout the month of May. Events took place in Australia, Scotland and South Africa.
On Thursday, 9th May a group of Old Fettesians got together at James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant and Bar. It was a small gathering with four Old Fettesians in attendance – all of whom attended Fettes at varying years.
On Friday, 3rd May, Old Fettesian's filled the Douglas Room at the Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh for a convivial 'Edinburgh Lunch'.
A spectacular and memorable day was enjoyed by all at the Fettes First XI v the MCC on the 2nd of May 2019.
On Tuesday 30th April, as part of the Fettes Career Partnership Programme, we hosted a panel event on ‘The Way the World is Growing…’ expertly chaired by Former Scottish Political Editor of the Times and Old Fettesian, Hamish Macdonell (SH-GL 1981-1986).
On Friday 26th April, 30 Old Fettesians got together at the Yale Club in New York for the annual gathering of our warm and generous US-based community.