David, with his contemporary Douglas Birks who died in 2007, moved on to Radley in 1950. He was a gifted teacher and always had a warm spot for Hurst, to which he came in 1948 and which he subsequently called “such a happy place”. After Radley he was headmaster of Cokethorpe School in Oxfordshire but he was not the retiring kind and went on to teach at Lord Wandsworth’s and finally at St. Catherine’s, Bramley. In all he taught for 61 years and in 2008 he was appointed MBE in recognition of his services to education.
1 July 2010