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We met some really amusing and inspiring dons who just seemed to love their jobs (less jobs, more way of life we thought) and the very stones of the place. Twice weekly so-called ‘minor sports’ include swimming, golf (there’s a course on site), fives, squash, real tennis, cross-country, rackets, tennis, badminton. Those who wish to can do a spot of beagling. Lack of coffee shops (or indeed any shops) in immediate vicinity looks promising but...

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Since 2014, John Moule MA (40s), previously head of Bedford School. Educated at a Telford comprehensive and sixth form college, he won a history scholarship to Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford and left with a first. Refreshingly atypical background for a post like this. Taught history and politics at Dean Close, Cheltenham, moved to Stowe as head of history and became housemaster, then senior housemaster. Perhaps it’s Radley’s proximity to Oxford but we thought Mr Moule had a little of Laurence Fox’s (aka Sgt Hathaway in Lewis) lean, pale intensity. This impression only somewhat dampened when we learnt that pallor was a result of his ‘feeling under the weather’.

He seems to have made a very favourable impression and was described to us as a ‘brilliant’ speaker, able to hold an audience...

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