Issue 8

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Carving a Future Out of Wood

In my last year at Stowe, my Design Technology class was a double lesson at the end of Tuesday afternoon, a long trek from my Sport Science class, which preceded it. A long commute, I was always late! For most ...
Arts At Stowe

Arts At Stowe

Arts at Stowe has seen some incredible performances this year from our wonderful lunchtime concerts by Music Scholars to the inspired, thought provoking Congreve production of 1984. Stoics paid a poignant tribu...
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Who would save the children?

The pages of this magazine contain a collection of stories recounting heroic deeds by Old Stoics. Arguably, Sir Nicholas Winton’s (Grenville 27) historic achievement of rescuing 669 Czechoslovak Jewish childr...
haymaking in wartime, probably 1941-2

Stowe Memoirs

Most Old Stoics will share much the same experiences of the everyday life of the School: the houserooms, the dormitories, the playing fields, the chapel services and so on. As headmasters have come and headmast...
Ploegsteert Memorial Berkshire Cemetery Extension

The Other Plug Street

The subterranean corridor named Plug Street runs in a straight line beneath the main building of Stowe. I remember Plug Street for its toilet facilities (for some reason named Egypt) along with changing rooms, ...
Marble Hall by Anthony Eyton RA

The Stowe Centenary Project

Paintings and Sketches of Stowe by Anthony Eyton RA and Mark Flawn-Thomas (Grenville 72) Five years ago, a fellow artist friend of mine asked if I would like to join her at a life drawing class. She said the...
Ball Guests

The Pineapple Ball

Close on 60 years ago, in 1959 and 1960, I was flattered to be invited by fellow ex-Walpudlian and Housemaster, Ronnie Adams (Walpole 37), to Chair the Pineapple Ball, an annual event held in Mayfair’s Grosveno...
Exemplary Leadership by Old Stoics

Exemplary Leadership by Old Stoics

James McCarthy (Grenville 40) War Office Accreditation Name: James Russell McCarthy DOB: 4 March 1922 Medal Award: Military Cross from his activities at the Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy Date of Accredit...
Troops on an excercise

Exercise Vambrace Saber

Camp Roberts, California In June 2017, three Old Stoics took part in a joint military exercise with the British and US forces in Camp Roberts, California. Troopers Longton, Pilleau and White with their s...
Anthony Wallersteiner with Steve Ausnit (Cobham 42)

American Friends of Stowe

    Stoics attended this year's gathering American Friends of Stowe (AFS) enjoyed another banner year as it continued to grow, offering a variety of social, educational and fundraising pro...