Edward Thring: Headmaster and creator of the modern Uppingham School
Thursday 12th November at 7:30pm.

Edward Thring
Dr. Nigel Richardson – formerly Deputy Headmaster at Uppingham School and Headmaster of the Perse School, Cambridge – talks about Edward Thring and his effect on the famous public school at Uppingham.

Dr. Richardson is the author of the first full-length biography of one of the great educators of the 19th Century, Edward Thring, who was Headmaster of Uppingham School for more than 34 years

Edward Thring, thought of by many as Uppingham’s second founder, also founded the first meeting of the Headmasters’ Conference (HMC) in 1869 and is regarded as the best-known figure within independent schools in the generation after the famous Dr Thomas Arnold of Rugby.

Nigel Richardson, who taught at Uppingham from 1971 – 1989 and who himself became Chairman of the HMC eight years ago, has said: “Edward Thring’s philosophy of education was what has become known as an holistic approach – he created the ethos of all-round education which still lives on at Uppingham School today. Edward Thring’s approach to education is as relevant today as it was when he was Headmaster of Uppingham in the mid-19th Century.”

His talk will draw extensively on letters and other material recently discovered in archives in both Britain and Canada. It shows just how ground-breaking Edward Thring’s reforms really were

All are welcome – No need to book – Free admission