Academic News

French Immersion Day

16 November, 2018

AcademicSixth Form

On Friday 2 November, we went to Strathallan to attend the LVI Form French Immersion Day, alongside pupils from Fettes, Glenalmond, Loretto and Stewart’s Melville. There were about 50 of us [...]

Latin and Greek Viva Voce

15 November, 2018


On the evening of Monday 12 November, the theatre resounded to the rhythms and rhetoric of Latin and ancient Greek, as the Classics Department held its annual performance competition. Boys [...]

The Large Hadron Collider, The Higgs Boson, and beyond

13 November, 2018

AcademicSchool Trip

Aidan Robson is a particle physicist from Glasgow University, working on collider experiments at the high energy frontier. As well as his current research with the ATLAS experiment at CERN, [...]

Science Society Talk: Quantum Robin

12 November, 2018


Presented by researchers from Heriot Watt University, the first Science Society talk of the term introduced the boys to some of the basics of quantum mechanics in a very accessible [...]

3D body scanning to volcano mapping

10 November, 2018


3D body scanning to volcano mapping: What is millimetre radar and how does it work? “The Millimetre Wave group in the St Andrews Physics Department designs, builds and deploys high [...]

Primary and Prep Science and Technology Days

9 November, 2018

AcademicSchool Event

Just before Half Term, the Science Department opened the doors of Gibson House to welcome 320 students from local prep and primary schools. Students and their teachers engaged in experiments [...]

The Boy in the Photograph

3 November, 2018

AcademicMiddle years

On Thursday 1 November, Rob Higgs spoke on the topic of bullying to the Shell and V Form. He used his acting skills to display powerful examples of bullying and [...]

Robert Burns Scholar

15 October, 2018

AcademicSixth Form

This year, Merchiston welcomed Lewis from St Andrew’s College, Christchurch, New Zealand, to enjoy a week in our School. Lewis was easily able to immerse himself in the busy Sixth [...]

National Poetry Day

12 October, 2018


Thursday 4 October was National Poetry Day. To celebrate, the Merchiston Juniors were encouraged to ask their teachers about their favourite poems. There were readings of Simon Armitage and Robert [...]

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