Whan that Aprill with his shoures sooteThe drighte of March hath perced to the roote,And baythed every veyne in swich licourOf which vertu engendred is the flour;Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breethInspired hath in every holt and heethThe tendre croppes, and the yonge sonneHath in the Ram his half cours yronne,And smale fowles maken... Continue Reading →
The Fourth of June is the occasion when Eton College celebrates the birthday of George III, a great supporter of the school, with a grand festival of speeches, cricket and the procession of boats. 2020 has brought unique circumstances and with these, a unique Fourth of June, as we celebrate from our homes and connect online.... Continue Reading →
The Clap for our Carers tribute takes place at 8pm every Thursday, encouraging everyone in the UK to applaud the NHS and all key workers from their doorsteps, windows or balconies. People have also been showing their support by sharing rainbows in inventive displays in windows, gardens and more. We've been chasing rainbows across the collections as... Continue Reading →
Foundation of the Eton Mission (1880-2000) In 1880, fuelled by religious and charitable fervour, a group of Masters and boys established a Christian Aid Mission for the working class community of Hackney Wick. Here, 6000 people lived in slum conditions in an area the size of the Eton Playing Fields. Funded by the vast network... Continue Reading →
Every year in November Eton College celebrates St Andrew’s Day with an open day for the families of the students to come and see various events and activities at the school. One of the key events on St Andrew’s Day is the Wall Game match between Collegers (King's Scholars) and Oppidans (the rest of the... Continue Reading →
These students at Eton are not Eton students. They are four to seven year olds visiting for a school trip, to learn more about what life was like for Eton boys one hundred and fifty years ago. As part of a new offer from Collections, local primary school students are being invited in to discover... Continue Reading →
Welcome to our final blog of the Michaelmas half! We've chosen twelve of our favourite seasonal objects from the Collections, for your festive enjoyment. Merry Christmas!
Formed in 1877, the St. John Ambulance Association is a charity medical First Aid and ambulance service, committed to the teaching of first aid to prevent the needless loss of life...