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By Alan Megahey

ISBN-10: 1349546992

ISBN-13: 9781349546992

Whilst Peterhouse opened in 1955, the British Empire in Africa was once nonetheless intact and the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland - with its excessive hopes and fears - had simply come into being. It used to be a boarding tuition based at the British version, yet to ensure that it can 'adapt all that's top within the Public institution culture to African conditions'.For 50 years, in Rhodesia after which in Zimbabwe, its governors and employees have tried to do this, and feature visible it develop from a boys' tuition of 350 to a bunch of faculties instructing over 1000 boys and girls.But the tale of Peterhouse is not just approximately paintings and recreation, track and drama, chapel, construction advancements and syllabus adjustments. it's set within the context of academic improvement and political swap in a Southern African country.This heritage of the college indicates the way it turned a pioneering multi-racial establishment in 'white Rhodesia'; shared the sufferings of the rustic in the course of the 'bush war'; increased tremendously within the new Zimbabwe, survived the contradictions of a black 'Marxist' executive, and has stored its company dedication to being a 'Church School'.

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32 In July 1914 Paget arrived in South Africa, along with three of the Click, to take over the recently established parish of Benoni, in the eastern Rand. Edward, the least academically distinguished of the four, became vicar and leader of the team. The challenges were not so very different from those in the East End of London - deprivation, industrial strife, and the gulf between rich and poor. A different kind of challenge also faced him, as it faced his friends back in England: the First World War.

The parents of children at these schools had little choice thereafter. Where could they send their boys, or girls, for their secondary education? St George's in Salisbury was the oldest independent school in the country. Established initially in Bulawayo in 1898, it boasted all the features of a 'public school' - its own Board of Governors, talented (and often eccentric) members of staff, boarders, boaters, beating and so on. But it was run by the Jesuits, which was not to everyone's taste, and it was in the middle of Salisbury.

It was to be a great pleasure for Fred in India in the 1920s to receive regular letters from Provost Phelps. P. Taylor (who recounts the Newman story) went there to read history. Fred might have gone on to do research in chemistry, and indeed he stayed long enough to gain an extra degree in his subject. But instead, he chose to go into teaching, as did another Oxford man who was just two months older than Fred and who also went on to be a great headmaster (of Charterhouse and Eton) - Robert Birley.

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