Monks to feature on the BBC

Downside Abbey monks record for BBC Four and BBC Radio 3. The Benedictine monks of Downside Abbey are set to feature in a new innovative television mini-series that will be broadcast on BBC Four this month alongside a series of radio programmes on BBC Radio 3. Retreat: Meditations from the Monastery is a ‘slow TV’ […]

Monks sing Gregorian Chant on BBC Radio 3

We were thrilled to hear Frs Leo, Anselm and Boniface sing to the nation, on BBC Radio 3, on Sunday 16th October.  If you didn’t have a chance to listen to the live broadcast, you can catch them again on the BBC iPlayer by clicking here. The monks begin at around 17’30”.  The programme, The Early […]

Sixth Formers transcribe WW1 diary

A number of Sixth Form pupils have been working with the Archives and Library team in transcribing the letters of Francis Raymund James (R1912); the letters document his time on the Western Front, during The Great War.  The three pupils have been transcribing the letters written by the Old Gregorian; the letters are part of […]

Tatler Schools Guide

We’re absolutely thrilled to have received a glowing review in the Tatler Schools Guide 2018, which was released this week.  “Our researcher was profoundly affected by the deep-seated blend of history, learning and faith that she found on this magnificent 500-acre campus… ‘I came away wishing I’d gone to school there… I really felt as […]