Malvern College

Malvern College : A 150th Anniversary Portrait

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"I thoroughly enjoyed reading the new College history, it is a marvellous work, providing a very astute portrait of the school that not only analyses very sharply its highs and lows and its key developments, but also in a highly entertaining and colourful fashion lays bare the character of the school and the interaction between its pupils, teachers and its physical landscape and environment. It is beautifully illustrated by an extensive collection of photographs, bringing the College's past 150 years vividly to life. School histories can make very dull reading - this is the complete antithesis. Roy Allen is the ideal person to have written this 150th anniversary history as he has been at the heart of College life for three decades, as an inspirational history teacher who has helped make the History department one of the academic powerhouses of the school and as a Sixth Form tutor who has had a profound influence on the lives of the many tutees who have been under his care". (Joe Gauci, Deputy Head: Academic).show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 237 x 280mm | 1,650g
  • Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
  • 074781306X
  • 9780747813064

Table of contents

1. Foundations/ 2. Making a school, 1865-91/ 3. Christian gentlemen and the playing fields of Malvern, 1892-1914/ 4. 'With a wider vision and a self-trained mind', 1914-37/ 5. 'We have not faltered nor failed', 1937-53/ 6. The new Elizabethans, 1953-82/ 7. Remaking a school, 1983-2008/ 8. Good teaching and sound learning/ 9. Look forward in faith/ 10. Prefects, fags and rebels/ 11. From Canning Town to Ghana/ 12. For Crown and country/ 13. The sporting life/ 14. Life in abundance/ 15. Embracing the futureshow more

About Roy Allen

Roy Allen came to Malvern College in 1975 intending to stay for one year, and ran the History department from 1985 to 2013. From the West Country himself, he studied History and Politics at the University of Wales and achieved his M.Phil and PGCE from Pembroke College, Oxford. His academic interests include modern British history, in particular the Conservative Party, and modern European history, particularly of France and Germany. He lives in Malvern and enjoys travelling, dining, pubs, church architecture, classical music and following long standing interests in psephology, Rider Haggard and exploring new historical more