Founded in the grounds of Magdalen College 500 years ago, Magdalen College School has been educating centuries of students. Originally intended to offer free tuition in grammar, it has attracted students from all walks of life and from all around the UK during its history. From a period of initial success, the fortunes of the school have waxed and waned over the centuries until modern times, where it has become one of the premier independent schools in the country. With former pupils including lord chancellors, film directors, Nobel Prize-winning scientists and noted composers, Magdalen College School has a rich and engaging history, which this book brings to life with colour illustrations and photographs.
Bloomsbury Publishing; July 2016
- ISBN 9781784421526
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- Title: Magdalen College School
- Author: Laurence Brockliss
Imprint: Shire Publications
In The Press
Laurence Brockliss has been a Fellow and Tutor at Magdelen College School since 1984. His insider knowledge of the environment of the school shines through in this history and it is lavishly illustrated with new and interesting images o the school and groups of pupils through the ages.
About The Author
Professor L. W. B. Brockliss has been a Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Magdalen since 1984. He is the author inter alia of French Higher Education in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Oxford, 1987) and The University of Oxford: A History (2016).