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Showing posts from December, 2010

Age and decay ...

The winter brings thoughts of mortality. Someone was asking me the the other day about a 20 year plan for the school, and the thought of what the world and I might be like in 20 years' time kept me awake much of the following night.

Now in my 40th year, I thought I would dig out a photo of me at 20, for everyone's amusement. I think I was better-looking then, but rather too dreamy ...

Deep in school reports today, but looking forward to a trip to Nantes on Saturday: Christmas shopping, Advent confession, a change of scenery.

Seasonal song
This year's Carol Service was quite a success. We have about ten trebles at the moment, so the choir is improving. Our CD from 2004, Les Choristes de Chavagnes, has been re-issued, and is available from me for 15 euros including post and packing. (Send orders to

New photo book from Chavagnes

Father Talbot and I have produced a photographic record of life at Chavagnes, available now from Amazon. (see link, left).

The book contains portraits of the College's office-holders (including our house captains), plus images from the sciences, arts, sports (boxing, fencing, rugby, rowing, rising ...), music, worship ... every aspect of school life is represented. And Father Talbot's photos are also beautiful works of art in their own right.

An ideal gift, this book should also help to promote the College to a wider audience.