AN appeal has recently been made by the Stonyhurst College Building Fund to raise £100,000 to enlarge the accommodation at Stonyhurst so that the number of boys may be raised to six hundred. The money is also needed to provide further facilities for scientific education which today is steadily growing in importance. Stonyhurst is the " Mother House" of the Society of Jesus in this country. and it is felt that, apart from the old boys of the great school, there may be many who feel a personal debt of gratitude to the Society of Jesus, and would therefore like to help to find the sum needed. even though many may only be able to contribute quite a small sum,
Stonyhurst itself has many unique features as a Catholic public school. Among its pupils in penal days no less than nine became martyrs. and today the " College of the Eagle Towers " is a veritable museum of history, relics. vestments. manuscripts. and art which greatly help its pupils to live in the inheritance of Catholic Britain and thus become leaders in both Church and State.
Rather than re-publish the wellknown pictures of the old front with its towers and the half-mile avenue. we takefrom a recent issue of the "Stonyhurst Magazine" two unfamiliar pictures. The first shows the towers of the school peeping through the woodland of the magnificent country in which the school lies: and the second is a close-up of the quadrangle through which visitors pass after entering the school.