24,Sat Oct 2020
Stonyhurst College , Clitheroe
Your chance to enjoy Stonyhurst College and the Jesuit Treasures
This is an exclusive guided visit during half term to Stonyhurst College in Lancashire, the world’s oldest continuous Jesuit school and now one of England’s leading Catholic school with over 700 students on campus across two schools.
On Saturday 24th October there will be a tour of the Jesuit archives by curator, Dr Jan Graffius, including one of six existing Shakespeare First Folios, Mary Queen of Scots’ prayer book, Thomas Moore’s hat, 17th century Wintour vestments and 10th century manuscripts.
There will be a tour of the College housed in the second largest building under one roof in the country next to Hampton Court. The buildings are reputedly the inspiration for eminent alumnus Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Baskerville Hall and are often referred to by current students as Hogwarts! The name of Sherlock Holmes’ arch enemy, Moriarty, is engraved indelibly into one of the old school desks.
In the old school refectory you will see the table on which Oliver Cromwell slept and portraits of the seven alumni recipients of the Victoria Cross.
After dinner on Saturday evening there will be a talk by alumni Jimmy Burns and David Hurst and the following day, after mass in the school church, there will be an optional walk around the estate offering views across the Ribble Valley towards Pendle Hill, site of the famed witch trials of 1612.
Lovers of English Catholic history and impressive country estates will enjoy this trip.
Train times with minibus transfers for these trains ONLY
Outbound: depart Euston station 9.30am (arrives 11.38am) Saturday 24 October
Return: depart Preston station 4.59pm (arrives 19.10) Sunday 25 October
Please book your own return train travel in advance if you arrive later than 11.40 the mini bus will not be available to take you to Stonyhurst and you will need to find your own transport there
Costs are excluding suggested train travel
Single room, members £195 (non-members £210)
Double room, members £175 per person (non-members £195)
Excludes travel and health insurance, extra beverages or food and any shopping, photographs or souvenirs
Non-refundable (admin costs) deposit £25 per person by 31st May
Balance payable by 30th September
Maximum 24 guests; children over 12 welcome
Rooms are singles, doubles or family room on request
Please advise of food allergies or specific requirement in advance
Additional souvenirs, photographs, food and drinks are available at guest´s cost
Bring warm clothing, rain proof coat/umbrella and comfortable shoes for walking
To register your interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and pay your deposit by 31st May
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