Iwo Wojcik, an 18-year-old Polish student at Chavagnes International College looks set to establish something of a tradition linking Oriel College, Oxford with his unique Catholic boarding school in France.
Chavagnes bases its educational philosophy on the teachings of the Blessed John Henry Newman who, before his conversion to Catholicism from Anglicanism, was a Fellow of Oriel College in the University of Oxford.
A former Chavagnes boy (2002-2005), now Father Stephen Morrison, began the latter-day cooperation between Chavagnes and Oriel when he gained a place and then Organ and Academic Scholarships there several years ago.
Then another Oriel man, Father Bede Rowe, was Chavagnes chaplain from 2010-2014.
And now another successful Chavagnes student begins his studies in French literature at Oriel in October. Well done, Iwo!