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#whsfridayfact - John Dancy

John Dancy RIP
John Dancy RIP
#whsfridayfact John Dancy a past Governor of WHS
We thought it fitting, as John has recently passed away at the age of 99, to remember his achievements and celebrate his life. He was born in 1920 and served in the British Army during WW11, first as a 2nd lieutenant in the Rifle Brigade in 1940. He was in the 8th Battalion until 1944, then an intelligence officer in the Second Army where he became a General Staff Officer in 30 Corps between 1944-45 and in the Airborne Corps in 1945. After the war, John lectured in classics at Wadham College, Oxford, 1946-48, taught at an assistance master at Winchester College from 1948-53 and then became headmaster at Lancing College in 1953. It was around this time he was invited to be a Governor at Windlesham. From Lancing, John went on to be headmaster of Marlborough College in 1961. Here he was responsible for introducing Business Studies and, in 1969 the introduction of girls to the 6th form. After leaving Marlborough, he became a Principal of St Luke’s College, Exeter. When St Luke’s amalgamated with the University of Exeter he became the Professor of Education there.

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