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Stonyhurst pupil gains silver in science contest

Recipients of Oxbridge offers, from left to right: Joe Weld-Blundell, Lukasz Zielinski and Patrick Hoffman

Student at Stonyhurst College gains a silver medal in the British Physics Olympiad

Animal lovers win prizes

Isabel Hill, winner of a £200 runner-up award

The prize winners have been announced for this year’s Catholic Concern for Animals awards

Sixth-form pupils enjoy lessons in mountaineering

Stonyhurst pupils pictured with Squash Falconer, left, on the day they learned about mountaineering expeditions

Mountaineer Squash Falconer asks sixth-formers at Stonyhurst College to help plan her next Everest expedition

Deputy head awarded papal honour

Fr Prior Hugh Allan gives Mr Kelly the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice award

Deputy head teacher Des Kelly is awarded the Cross of Honour

The Passage marks 30 years with exhibition

Sir Stuart Rose is pictured with Mick Clark, chief executive of the Passage centre

The exhibition featured portraits of 30 key people who had been involved with the Passage over the years, taken by 30 photographers

Vatican expert: Police can’t stop north Africa protests

A girl walks on top of an army tank in Tahrir Square, Cairo (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

Former rector of pontifical institute says political atmosphere in Egypt feels like the end of the Ottoman Empire

Harry’s amazing double

Harry Stanton has been cast in The Magic Flute at Covent Garden

Former pupil of Oratory Prep School, Berkshire, to perform in the ROH’s forthcoming Magic Flute

Investing in People acclaims Benedictine school

Front: Norman Hull and Monica McCarthy. Back, from left: Rob Simmons, Chris Cleugh, Catherine de Cintra

St Benedict’s Catholic school in Ealing, west London, achieves Bronze Investors in People recognition

Report delights pupils at ‘the Mount’

Music students from Mount St Mary’s celebrating GCSE success in August

Mount St Mary’s College, a Catholic school in Derbyshire, receives glowing Independent Schools Council report

Benedict XVI condemns Moscow bombing

Clergyman lights candles at the site of the blast in Domodedovo airport near Moscow (Photo: AP/Sergey Ponomarev)

Pope expresses ‘deep pain’ at suicide bombing that killed 35 people