Memories as Muir College turns 193

ONE of South Africa’s oldest schools turns 193 this year and is celebrating with a host of activities this weekend.

Uitenhage’s Muir College was founded in 1822 and is arguably the oldest English-medium school in the country.

Former Muirites, parents and friends from around the world are expected to celebrate at the school, starting today.

This weekend’s festivities start with a Founders’ Day assembly at the College Hall at 10.30am today.

Headmaster Nigel Hopley said the school would celebrate those who had made it what it is today.

Today’s programme also includes the Tennis Singles Championships and the Old Muirite Union (OMU) annual meeting, following by a concert in the school quad at 6.30pm by the band Rock the Hage.

Tomorrow includes rugby and cricket, with South African referee Craig Joubert speaking at a dinner at 7pm.

Muirite Eric Tuck (1975) said: “Men from the class of ’75 are flying in from England, Australia and Saudi Arabia.”

-Caz-lynn Human 

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