Academic News

Happy Year of the Pig

13 February, 2019


Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the biggest annual celebration in the world with one-fifth of the world’s population. This was my fifth Chinese New Year [...]

VI Form Classicists in London

12 February, 2019

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Some VI Form Classicists made a flying trip to London on Thursday 7 February. After an early flight and a hearty breakfast in Russell Square Gardens, we spent a couple [...]

Cold War Workshop

8 February, 2019

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On Wednesday 23 January, the History and Politics Department was pleased to host an afternoon seminar with Dr Malcolm Craig of Liverpool John Moores University. Dr Craig taught History at Merchiston [...]

Art Gallery Trip

7 February, 2019

AcademicSixth Form

We visited some of Edinburgh’s private galleries in order to see what is currently happening on the Contemporary Scottish Art scene.  In particular, the boys were struck by the exhibition [...]

Scholars’ Dinner

6 February, 2019

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On Tuesday 22 February, 68 Merchiston Scholars from Fourth Form upwards joined staff and invited guests for another stimulating and enjoyable Scholars’ Dinner. This was our 21st annual Scholars’ Dinner, [...]

Oxbridge Offers

28 January, 2019


Every year we have an ambitious group of talented pupils, determined to test themselves in the highly competitive university arena. Congratulations to Riley, Stuart and Doheon, our three Upper Sixth pupils who, [...]

DNA Molecular Workshop Day

25 January, 2019


On 23 January, all fellow UVI Form Biologists participated in the DNA Molecular Workshop Day. It was one of the opportunities that many would have been looking forward to since [...]

Pupil Leadership and How It Is Encouraged

10 January, 2019


The days of heroic leadership being the mainstay of modern and progressive schools seem to be numbered, with the figureheads, be they headmasters, Captains of School or sports captains leading [...]

Merchiston Juniors’ Short Story Competition

7 December, 2018


The Merchiston Juniors’ annual Short Story Competition has been running this term and we were absolutely delighted to receive more than 70 fantastic entries! The theme of this year’s competition [...]

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