Saturday, 29 March 2014 14:52 | Britain
Splendid Concert chaps!
Well done lads! Another fantastic concert as always from the yellow and black team! I especially loved the Hymn to Saint Peter and the treble soloist was great. The Magical Mystery tour was superb and really shows Mr Bolton's work in the choir and orchestra and jazz band! I think this was the best concert ever!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Friday, 28 March 2014 00:07 | Salzburg, Austria
Great concert tonight! I especially liked Ravel's Bolero and the two pieces by Benjamin Britten!
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 12:03 | Tewkesbury
Dr. Joseph Edward Hazelton
Dr. Joseph Edward Hazelton (Ted), 3/9/1922-21/10/2012. A former pupil at Inst, passed away aged 90 Years. Ted went on from Inst to a notable career teaching science and drama first at The Methodist College then at Annadale Grammar School before moving to London in 1954 and taking up several appointments culminating in Senior Educational Psychologist for Richmond Bourough Council. Post retirement in 1981, Ted moved to Nashville Tennessee where he gained his Psychology Doctorate and practiced Psychodrama until well into his 80's. His brother Dr Trevor Lynn Hazelton, also an Inst Old Boy, preceded him and passed away on 10/3/2010 aged 84 years.
Friday, 02 March 2012 15:38 | Philadelphia, USA
Heyy everyone at Inst, I am having a great time in America but miss Inst a lot. Especially the rugby and form tutor Mr.Peak!!! Hope to see you all soon,
Monday, 13 February 2012 01:12 | Carryduff
Hooray, for the good old-days!
A big HELLO from an ex, former-deputy-head-boy. First of all, may I congratulate everybody involved on this extremely ergonomic, superb-looking website, I thoroughly enjoy checking-back on a regular-basis to update myself on all the goings-on of this magnificent institution, notably, my beloved, rowing, and stage team, as a former captain of-both! May I also take-this-time to both comment on and congratulate the editors of the new school magazine on the excellent standerd of literature and journalism contained with-in it, finally, I would like to extend, both, my commiserations and congratulations to both Mr Todd and Mr Foster on their recent retirements, and hope they have an active and relaxing future, keep up all the good-work!
Victor T. Boyd
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:17 | Los Angeles, California, USA
Inst Old Boys
I was thrilled to find this guestbook and wanted to add some comments about the past and the present. My Mother's beloved brother attended Inst at the beginning of the last century before leaving to join the North Irish Horse and subsequently the Royal Irish Fusiliers, as did many young men at that time of war. My Uncle was one of the lucky ones, returning after the war before setting off for a new life in Canada. Having been successful in that endeavour, he returned to London where he sadly died at the age of 40. His name was Albert Victor (Bertie) Dunseith and he attended Inst along with cousins from the Spence and McGowan families. I am currently furnishing information about him to the author of a forthcoming volume on the Royal Irish Fusiliers. He had fond memories of his days at the Academy and I still possess one of his Inst Ties. Thank you for this opportunity to leave this message.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 15:44
New Instonian newspaper
Really good to see a school newspaper. Though I have to say, it's not the first school newspaper. In 2004 with a few friends we put together the first issue of Inst Insight. Unfortunately, we faced more freedom of press restrictions that a small dictatorship! This looks excellent however, and a great thing to get involved with a school.
Wednesday, 29 June 2011 15:43
I remember the days of the RML380Z and the BBC microcomputers (with tape deck) being introduced into the school. I remember several teachers with fondness, John 'JED' Rothwell, Edgar Condy (good egg!) and Ronnie Maxwell to name but a few. I still have my sixth form scarf and I wear it proudly during the winter. My red hymn book is a bit faded and the spine is loose and I guess the homework diaries are much larger now - it would be tough for my old eyes to read the words of the school song. I still get comments when pressed on the words "Inst, Inst, ancient and royal, Inst, Inst, great is thy name..." It seems that it's something unique to Instonians that we recall the first verse (at least!) of our school song while it has not been so with other schools' songs. Still, "We thy sons true and loyal, sing of thy glory and fame. R.B.A.I. Sing of thy glory and fame." 1977-1984
RB (Brian) McGucken
Tuesday, 27 January 2009 14:42
I was a pupil at Inchmarlo 1949-53 and at Inst 1953-59, going on to QUB to study medicine, ending up as a consultant paediatrician in Wigan Lancashire. Now retired and still living near Wigan I would be interested in any events being organised in connection with the bicentenary.
Sunday, 25 January 2009 14:41
Interest in Celebrations
I was a student at Inst. from 1946-1951. I now live in Canada but may be visiting Belfast in 2010. I would like to be advised of dates of Celebration events in due course. Sydney McCullough.