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BBC Monastery programme for Radio Times Readers’ Award

We’re thrilled with news that the BBC Four Meditations from the Monastery series, which featured Downside monks for an hour of ‘Slow TV’ last autumn, has been nominated for the Radio Times Readers’ award in the Sandford St Martin Awards!  If you missed the original broadcast, you can watch an extract here.  Please click here to […]

Pupils record audio book for online

Pupils and staff have been working in the Petre Library to record Anne of Green Gables… in its entirety!  The 1908 novel by L.M. Montgomery follows the story of 11-year-old orphan, Anne Shirley. A long-standing favourite, the book has sold more than 50 million copies since its publication; it’s been translated into film, tv and […]

Downside to host CARnival 2018

Downside is preparing to host a day for all the family at ‘Car-nival’ on Sunday 24th June 2018. Enthusiasts from across the South West are expected to attend the highly-regarded car show, with local families turning out for the family fun-day. Mike Penn, Founding Curator of the Haynes International Motor Museum, said of the event, […]

Oxbridge success!

We’re thrilled to report that Tristan van Laar has been offered a place to study Biological Sciences at St Hilda’s College, Oxford (Choral Scholarship), Matthew Walters to study Classics at Homerton College, Cambridge (Organ Scholarship), and Olii Neilson to study Earth Sciences at St Anne’s College, Oxford.  They, along with a number of our Sixth Form pupils, undertook an academic enrichment programme, receiving […]