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[Although the independent schools were subjected to political pressures, and to what sometimes felt like harassment, there was a huge expansion in the 1980s. It is arguable, as we have seen, that the 1983 explosion of new schools helped to precipitate the crisis which the independent sector...
[Walter Carey was an Old Bedfordian, who played football for his school and his Oxford College and became a naval chaplain during the First World War (and was present at the battle of Jutland). In 1921 he was invited to become Bishop of Bloemfontein, so he went from being Principal of Lincoln...
[Boys at a boarding school like Peterhouse go to lessons and play team games; but they need, and usually want, to engage in other activities. These other activities – of their own choosing – may well prove to be an enrichment which will change their lives forever; or they may simply make school...
[In 1980 there were 180 boys at Peterhouse. In 1990 there were 940 boys and girls: 536 at the boys’ school, 214 at the girls’, and 190 at Springvale House. To cope with the expansion of numbers, building operations had been unceasing throughout the 1980s, after the initial burst as a result of...
[In March 1999 the members of EXCO were informed of an anonymous donation of Z$10 million, equivalent to the current annual fee income of 120 pupils. This, with contributions in kind from the Peterhouse Appeal (UK), would fund the new science department – which, as we have seen, was finished and...
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