On Saturday 23rd May, Old Fettesians based in the USA gathered online for our first ever virtual event, ‘Coffee & Catch-up with the Head’.
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The Dedication Service of the 1939-45 Tablets were unveiled and the Memorial rededicated, at an open-air service held on Sunday, May 8, 1949 the anniversary of ‘ V.E. Day.’ Seats for relatives, Old Fettesians and other visitors had been set out on the terrace facing the Memorial.
We are thrilled that, with support from Old Fettesian Ryan Li (Gl 2010-2015) and his family, we are now able to offer greater digital connectivity to the Fettes community, via our new Fettes Community portal, which launched to Old Fettesians and former staff recently.
Colin Gilchrist (Ki 1980-1984) has adapted one of his entrepreneurial businesses to support the control of COVID-19 in society by critically supporting the ability to test, control, understand and help to support the return of social and economic stability.
Congratulations to OF Lorne Balfe (JS-Gl 1987-1995) on the news that he will score Hamish Grieve's upcoming animated sports comedy Rumble from WWE Studios & and Paramount Pictures.
The entire Fettes community is saddened to hear of the passing of our former teacher and Arniston Housemaster Eric Anderson who passed away on 22nd April 2020 aged 83.
Our thoughts are with his wife Poppy and children David and Kate at this incredibly sad time.
We are immensely proud of OF Anthony Gilbert (Gl 2001-2005) who has put his PhD studies on hold to return to full time clinical physiotherapy as a deputy physio lead during Covid19.
We are delighted to announce that from Tuesday 21st April, Fettes has committed to creating freshly prepared meals for Scran Academy to distribute to the most vulnerable in Edinburgh during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Service plays a huge part in the lives of all Fettesians and it’s wonderful when we see that mindset of thinking of others continuing when our students become Old Fettesians.
Fettes College is delighted to announce that Helen Harrison has been officially confirmed as Head of Fettes College making her the 11th Head in the College’s 150 year history.
Fettes: Our Place, the sumptuous, highly visual, coffee table book, that sits at the heart of our 150th anniversary plans, will be hitting the printing presses this summer before being published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Fettes College this coming October.
We recently announced plans to celebrate our 150th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of girls joining the College. These include a wonderful array of opportunities for Old Fettesians, parents, past and present, and former staff to join in during the academic year 2020-21.
Over the last few months we have been working hard behind the scenes to develop a new online portal, exclusively for members of the Fettes community.
On Friday 28th February OFs gathered for the North West Old Fettesian Dinner.
This term we had the pleasure of welcoming over 430 people to our Annual Careers Day.
We were joined by 28 Universities, 11 Direct Employers & Graduate Apprenticeships, 8 Gap Organisations, The Glenmorangie Company, The Scottish Government, Newcastle University Student Outreach Team and a wealth of current parent and OF industry professionals.
On 17th January 2020, Old Fettesians gathered at the Northumberland Golf Club, for the Newcastle Old Fettesian Dinner, an event which first took place in 1953.
Over 250 Old Fettesians gathered in London on Tuesday 17th December for the London Old Fettesian Carol Service at St Michael’s, Chester Square.
On 29th November, 23 Old Fettesians gathered for the bi-annual Edinburgh Old Fettesian Lunch at the Royal Scots Club.
On Tuesday the 26th of November the wonderful Fettes careers department hosted a Fettes Community Business Networking event for pupils, Old Fettesians, and current parents.
Old Fettesians of British Columbia held a dinner on November 7, 2019, once again at Amici’s Restaurant in West Vancouver, complete with menus printed in the OF motif, and a selection of grilled salmon, braised chicken, rack of lamb, or penne gusto.