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.
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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.
As part of our Lifting The Lid series, we welcomed Old Fettesians, parents and professionals who work in the not-for-profit sector to talk to our L6th students about their valuable careers.
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.
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.