The Fettes Community is absolutely thrilled and immensely proud of Jake Wightman’s outstanding success in winning the gold medal in the 1500m at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon last night.
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Around one hundred OFs from across generations gathered together for an early evening Summer Reunion Party on Friday 27th May to make up for their missed Commem weekends due to the recent pandemic.
On Saturday 28th May, 400 members of the Fettes community, including current families, Old Fettesians and staff gathered together on campus for a wonderful day in the sunshine at the Fettes Festival.
OF Mark Bushby (Mo 2013-2018) recently travelled to the Ukrainian-Polish border to volunteer and provide support. We spoke to Mark shortly after his return to the UK about his experience.
It was such a pleasure to gather Old Fettesians from the North East of England together at the Northumberland Golf Club for good food and conversation on Friday 21st January.
Despite the pandemic and the rise of the Omicron variant a small congregation chose to gather together in London on 16th December 2021 for the annual London Old Fettesian Carol Service.
With the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31st October - 12th November 2021 we took the opportunity to explore the issues and to learn from Old Fettesian experts who work in this highly important area.
Tech Entrepreneurs Jonathan Quin (Mo 1991-1992) and Conrad Irwin (Inv-Ca 2000-2007) joined us on 29th September 2021 for a live webinar with audience Q&A to talk Start-ups, Technology and Innovation.
On Monday evening members of the Fifth, Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth forms were joined on Zoom by Old Fettesians with medical and healthcare backgrounds for an informal careers conversation.
This August marked 25 years since our Head, Helen Harrison, first arrived at Fettes College. We took this opportunity to celebrate all the members of staff who have given 25 years or more of continuous service.
Congratulations to OF Velocity C Airey (Inv-Ar 2000-2009) who has been awarded the highly coveted Sword of Honour at The Sovereign’s Parade.
Over the years there have been many Old Fettesians and Staff members who have represented their country at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. With the Opening Ceremony for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan just 8 days away we are delighted that two OFs will be representing Team GB.
This Saturday 12th June, Scots Guards will troop their colour in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle. For this special event, OF Hugh Dingwall (Mo 2009-2014) will hold the official title of Ensign for Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday Parade.
Award winning Elizabeth Macneal (Inv-CW 2000-2007) has published her new novel, Circus of Wonders. It is the story of a girl who is kidnapped into the circus, her quest to tell her own story, and what happens when her fame threatens to eclipse that of the showman who bought her.
To coincide with the Fettes College 150th Anniversary Global Golf Competition, we were delighted that a well qualified group of Old Fettesians were able to join us for a fascinating golf conversation.
Congratulations to OF Katy Dalglish (CE 2012-2017) on her appointment as Athletic Union President for 2021/22 at the University of Exeter. The campaign took place under several COVID restrictions, so it is an even greater achievement for Katy given the difficult circumstances. We heard from Katy shortly after the announcement:
Fettes College is delighted to announce that Graham’s The Family Dairy is helping us celebrate the 150th anniversary of the College and 50th anniversary of girls joining the school by sponsoring specially designed sports shirts for First and Colts A Teams in the College and Senior Teams in the Prep, across a range of sports.
On Wednesday 3rd March Director of Sport Mr Mark Appleson and Head of Rugby Mr Duncan Harrison hosted a light hearted rugby conversation with former international players Ian Robertson (Staff 1968-1972) and George Biagi (Gl 1999- 2004).
We are delighted to announce Clara J has won the McLean Classics Essay Competition.
As we are all Learning From Home, our annual Careers Day for the Lower Sixth has been split into two parts and moved on-line.