Alumni News

 


Celebrating our 175th Anniversary in 2022

Glenalmond College is very much looking forward to celebrating the 175th anniverary of our extraordinary school with a year of celebration from May 4, 2022. We look forward to welcoming you back to school - via an online or in person event - during our year of celebration.


Meet the Staff: George Pounder

In the latest in our Meet the Staff series we interviewed Mr George Pounder, our Head of Classics, who is also very involved a whole range of aspects of school life.


Brilliant Staff v Pupils Hockey Match

Our end-of-term staff v pupils hockey match proved a sporting event of "fun, community and celebration" according to our Head of Hockey, Mr Will Murray, who compiled this match report.


Tribute to Dave Jeffers

This tribute to former Reid’s Housemaster, Dave Jeffers, has been written by Mike Jeffers (no relation) our current Head of Maths. Dave Jeffers, former Head of Mathematics and Reid's Housemaster, died suddenly this month, aged 64. This picture of Mr Jeffers with his wife Helen is on display in the Dining Hall of Reid's House.


Meet the Staff - Tanya Adamson

This week is Scottish Careers Week and, in the latest of our Meet the Staff series, we spoke with Mrs Tanya Adamson, Glenalmond's Careers Assistant. Mrs Adamson works with Mr Steve Smith, our Head of Sixth Form, and helps our pupils find the right careers.


Respects Paid to Greg Deakin OG

Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of our former pupil, Greg Deakin, whose funeral was held at Glenalmond College Chapel earlier today. Greg (Matheson’s, 1984-90) embraced all that Glenalmond had to offer and forged many long-standing friendships here. An early flair for design and technology during his school days underpinned his success in many businesses, including running over 30 holiday properties and a hotel near Loch Tay.


Charlie Sandison Inspires Young Athletes

A former pupil who was placed 24th in the mass start in the Virgin London Marathon last weekend - and produced his best personal time of 2 hours 25 minutes - returned to Glenalmond this week. Charlie Sandison (Skrine's, 2008-13), went for a run around the Glenalmond Golf Course with some of our pupils before addressing our pupils and staff as part of our Athelete Development Programme. Among his key messages during an inspirational talk to pupils was that it is the way you respond when you fail to meet your goals, as much as when you do, which shapes who you are.


Glenalmond Prepares for World Space Week

This Thursday (October 4th) our Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Form Physics classes will be taking part in World Space Week, including an online event hosted by TV presenter Dallas Campbell, a former pupil of Glenalmond. As part of World Space Week (4-10 October), the event aims to encourage and engage as many young people as possible in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects to help them consider a career in this field when they are older.