Get Writing!

  • Where: Greening Wing ICT
  • Who: Third year and above
  • When: Wednesday, P7
  • i/c: AJJ

The Abingdonian is an annual publication that provides a review of a year’s events at Abingdon. Those joining the editorial team will be responsible for commissioning and editing articles and designing the magazine layout with the aim of publication at the end of the Michaelmas Term.

  • Where: GW ICT room
  • When: Wednesdays 4.00 pm - 5.00pm
  • Who: 4th Year - Upper Sixth
  • i/c: NSH

The Axiom is the Philosophy publication for Abingdon School with contributions from the pupils themselves. We meet once per week to critically discuss articles, works of Philosophers and explore Philosophy through Film, Art, Music, Science Fiction and any other genre where Philosophy is present. The Axiom gives the boys the opportunity to write their own articles, submit creative contribution, edit the publication and design the layout. The Axiom is published at the end of each term. We aim to spark interest in the popular subject of Philosophy and develop the creative juices of those already inspired.

  • Where: Green Wing ICT
  • When: Wednesday, 2.30 - 4.00pm
  • Who: Lower School
  • i/c: AJJ

‘The Blazer’, launched in 2011, is a magazine designed by Lower School boys for Lower School boys. Members of the editorial team write articles and conduct interviews with the aim of producing four issues a year.

Griffenomics is a student-led magazine that looks at current economic and business issues.

  • Where: B14
  • When: Friday, 1.30-2.15pm
  • Who: Third Year
  • i/c: EJW

The Inklings is a creative writing group for Third Year pupils interested in developing their own stories, poems and play-scripts in a friendly and informal environment. We are named after the famous literary group who met in The Eagle and Child in Oxford and included JRR Tolkien and C S Lewis. We play writing games each week and then use a variety of materials as stimulus for our own work including famous first lines, works of art and graphic novels. Biscuits are provided!

  • Where: ICT (Greening Wing)
  • When: Thursday 3.45 - 5.00 pm (although participants will need to commit to working in their free time)
  • Who: Fourth Year - Upper Sixth
  • i/c: EJW

‘The Martlet’ is Abingdon’s student newspaper, covering both school news and features, as well as national and international stories. If you are interested in journalism, creative writing, photography or working on the design side of the newspaper, please contact the team.

  • Where: B6
  • When: Monday P8
  • Who: All who are interested in contributing to a multilingual and multicultural magazine reflecting the interests and diversity of Abingdon School and its students.
  • i/c: REH

'The Polyglot' is a termly, student-led Modern Foreign Languages journal, which will cover the large and popular areas of languages, linguistics and foreign affairs. It comprises a variety of essays, reviews and interviews written in French, Spanish and German - in addition to a number of more meaty articles in English incorporating politics, opinion and history. The magazine is open to article proposals from all boys and staff interested in languages and foreign cultures, and is looking for 4th/5th/6th formers to join the production and design team.

Timeline is a student written and edited magazine which comes out twice a year. Articles are on subjects the students are interested in and anyone can submit work. 

  • Where: B7
  • When: Thursday 4.00 - 5.00pm
  • Who: 4 - VI
  • i/c: RP
Take a trip into the unknown; as a wise man once said, ‘writing is exploration; and most of the time, I’m surprised where the journey takes me.’ Visit aspects of character, genre, setting, mystery and metafiction as we create our own pieces and publish our work. In the steps of Brin’s postman we walk through the harsh landscapes of reality and deliver the impossible.
  • Where: B12 or Mercers' Court/Greening ICT Suite
  • When: Wednesday 2.30-4.00pm
  • Who: 4th, 5th, L6 and U6
  • i/c: JFB

Words & That is a collaborative student-led literary publication. It combines the best of Abingdon's talent and showcases all forms of art, music, cultural debate and creative writing. 

Boys work together to produce an innovative and dynamic publication each term. 

It's a great opportunity for those of you with imaginative flair, an interest in design, art, poetry, fiction writing and current affairs.