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New Head announced for September 2020

22nd April 2020

We are pleased to announce that Mr Richard Berlie has accepted the position of Head of St. Anthony’s School for Boys from September 2020. Richard was a pupil at the Salesian College, Battersea before going up to Magdalene College, Cambridge to read History. He stayed on in Cambridge, after graduation, to study for a Postgraduate…

Piece of the Week 26th March 2020

26th March 2020

Good Friday 1727 in Leipzig was a particularly good Friday. When Bach had first arrived, four years earlier, he had no doubt wowed his employers – not to mention the congregation – with that year’s Easter offering, the St. John Passion. Bach was ushered to Leipzig on the promise of a very large salary indeed,…

Piece of the Week – 20th March

20th March 2020

This piece is the stuff of legends. Mozart himself, allegedly, once heard Allegri’s Miserere being performed in the Sistine Chapel. The precocious young composer apparently rushed home and wrote down the entire work from memory. The work itself is a sublime nine-voice setting of Psalm 51: Miserere mei, Deus, secundum magnam misericordiam tuam (‘Have mercy…

Paul’s Puzzles – 20th March 2020

20th March 2020

Either Can you explain how you instruct each of your fingers and finger muscles to type? (Just watch and let the weirdness hit you!) (If you are a parent reading this, you might enjoy this ‘In our Time’ on Free Will and Determinism) Or Why are astronauts so brave? Can you be born courageous and…

Paul’s Puzzles – 13th March 2020

13th March 2020

Paul’s Puzzles this week are in response to Science Week. Many thanks to Professor Jason Riley from Imperial for a brilliant series of assemblies and enrichment class. He provided Jason’s Puzzle. Is God a Scientist or an Engineer? Or Do any animals, apart from us, appreciate the beauty of the universe? Or Should you stop…

Piece of the Week March 13th 2020

13th March 2020

The Wizard of Oz Musical Selection: From the 1939 musical film, The Wizard of Oz songs are among the most famous and recognisable American tunes of all time. ‘Over the Rainbow’ is perhaps the most famous song ever written for film. The music and lyrics were written by Harold Arlen and E.Y ‘Yip’ Harburg who…

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