Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Machair: Old Fettesian Newsletter 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Attached a photo, Please add the names of students who might be interested in "FREE and CC best STEM OCW-centric" online degrees to the new Sign Up Form here - http://worlduniversityandschool.org, Replies from my former Housemaster and Keeper of the Old Fettesian Register +, "Thank you for your news update, which will definitely be featured in this year’s OF Newsletter, both in the OFs in Finance and OF News sections"

Dear Mrs. Beaumont,
Fettes College,
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greetings to Mr. Preston who was my Housemaster in Kimmerghame House in 1976-1977, and who I think is still the Keeper of the Old Fettesian Records. I'm writing with "copy" for the OF Newsletter 2015 prior to the April 2nd deadline per your email of February 10. I hope to combine my OF News in combination with a little news about OFs in Finance. I've attached a photo.

Fellow Fettesians: Greetings from The SF Bay Area! I'm the Founder and President of startup wiki C.C. World University and School, which is growing and seeking our first student applicants this autumn 2015 for Creative Commons' licensed (so free) online undergraduate degrees to matriculate online in autumn 2016 with planned graduation in 2020. Please add the names of your secondary school students / Fettes students who might be interested in "free and CC best STEM OCW-centric" online degrees to the new Sign Up Form here - http://worlduniversityandschool.org. WUaS is like C.C. Wikipedia (now in 288 languages) with best STEM-centric OpenCourseWare (e.g. C.C. MIT OCW now in 7 languages, and C.C. Yale OYC). WUaS is accrediting first in the state of California with plans to offer Bachelor, Ph.D., Law, and M.D. university degrees first in English.

For those OFs in Finance, WUaS is planning an undergraduate Business Major (based on C.C. MIT OCW's Sloan School of Management courses) to begin. WUaS began in 2008 conversationally in an open online course I've taught for many semesters on Harvard's virtual island now called "The Network Society, Information Technology and the Global University" in which you're welcome to participate, and which I'll teach again this autumn 2015. WUaS hopes to become a significant employer worldwide in many languages and countries, and become the MIT / Harvard / Oxbridge of the Internet.

It's nice to have been in touch recently with OF Andrew Lownie G'78?, who is a Publisher in London, as well.

All the best, 
Gordon MacLeod K'77
(which was the name I went by in my year in 1st year 6th form, although I go by Scott MacLeod in general).

Thank you, Mrs. Beaumont. 

-  Scott MacLeod - Founder & President
-  415 480 4577
-  http://worlduniversityandschool.org
-  World University and School - like Wikipedia with best STEM-centric OpenCourseWare - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization, both effective April 2010. 

On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 3:32 AM, Beaumont, Mrs DA <da.beaumont@fettes.com> wrote:
2015 OF Newsletter

OF News
Please do send in news updates and photos are always welcome - we would love to hear from as many of you as possible.

OFs in Finance
§  What is your title?
§  What do you do?
§  Where do you work?
§  How did you make a start in your profession?  What qualifications/experience are needed?
§  Any Fettes experiences or people that encouraged you to join the world of finance?
We are looking for interesting features, preferably not too lengthy, which may encourage others to follow in your footsteps. Again, photos are most welcome too.

Special Features
§  Memories of Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visiting Fettes 4 July 1955

§  You don’t quite realise how amazing life is at Fettes until you leave

**Copy by 2 April please**

Mrs Dawn Beaumont ׀ Old Fettesian Association Co-ordinator ׀ ( 0131 311 6741
Fettes College, OFA Office, Edinburgh EH4 1QX

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Hi Gordon/Scott

Glad to know all thrives in the Bay - long time since we visited Alcatraz!

Am retiring from Register in October (60 years since my former Housemaster, TRGS, lumber me, as new boy on staff) with the job! Managed to get Rob Watt to edit the Centenary one).

Here spring has at last sprung and pupils scattered for Easter Hols. so Fettes at its best!


(George Preston is a former physics teacher at Fettes College, who was also my Housemaster in Kimmerghame House in '76-77, with his wife Olive, and whose nickname, or mock, was "Droop" :), and is the Keeper of the Old Fettesians' register; Fettes is a British public boarding secondary school in Edinburgh, Scotland).


Dear Scott,

Thank you for your news update, which will definitely be featured in this year’s OF Newsletter, both in the OFs in Finance and OF News sections.

Mr Preston comes in to the College weekly helping out in the Archives Dept and, yes, he is still Keeper of the Register with regard to OF records. It will be a pleasure to pass on your greetings.

Glad to learn you have met up with Andrew Lownie (Mo 1974-79) – there are not many places in the world where there isn’t an OF.

With best wishes from a sunny Edinburgh (it’s the Easter holidays at the College, so the corridors are a little quiet at the moment),


Mrs Dawn Beaumont ׀ Old Fettesian Association Co-ordinator ׀ ( 0131 311 6741
Fettes College, OFA Office, Edinburgh EH4 1QX

Dear Mr. Preston (and Dawn and Andrew),
Thanks very much for your emails. I haven't yet visited Alcatraz, believe it or not, and have heard it's moving and interesting. Please come visit The Bay Area so that we might all go there together.

And it's very good news that my OF News about WUaS in particular - see ...

will get published in the Old Fettesians' Newsletter, in both sections, soon.

Please send university students WUaS's way - we'd love to have high achieving Fettes prospective undergraduate students, for example, for free and MIT (OCW ... although we say "best STEM OCW-centric") degrees. They can add their emails to the form here - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/ - if they're interested in applying this autumn 2015 and matriculating online in 2016 and graduating probably in 2020, with many more university and professional degrees planned. Adding Fettes' students and other Scottish high school students' names to the form would/could be a very good idea indeed.
Hope to see you in the Bay Area ... and, who knows, perhaps in Scotland this autumn as well. 

Thank you. 

Happy Easter, 
Scott / Gordon


(I played in the Fettes College Pipe Band when I studied there).


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