By Alan Megahey

ISBN-10: 0230288111

ISBN-13: 9780230288119

ISBN-10: 1349546992

ISBN-13: 9781349546992

Whilst Peterhouse opened in 1955, the British Empire in Africa used to be nonetheless intact and the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland - with its excessive hopes and fears - had simply come into being. It was once a boarding institution based at the British version, yet making sure that it should 'adapt all that's most sensible within the Public university culture to African conditions'.For 50 years, in Rhodesia after which in Zimbabwe, its governors and employees have tried to do this, and feature noticeable it develop from a boys' college of 350 to a gaggle of colleges instructing over one thousand boys and girls.But the tale of Peterhouse is not just approximately paintings and activity, song and drama, chapel, construction advancements and syllabus alterations. it truly is set within the context of academic improvement and political switch in a Southern African country.This historical past of the varsity exhibits the way it grew to become a pioneering multi-racial establishment in 'white Rhodesia'; shared the sufferings of the rustic throughout the 'bush war'; increased significantly within the new Zimbabwe, survived the contradictions of a black 'Marxist' govt, and has stored its enterprise dedication to being a 'Church School'.

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I go back to Africa to try to open a path for commerce and Christianity. Do you carry on the work which I have begun. I leave it to you'. As the Chinese proverb has it: 'If you are planning for a hundred years, plant men'. The planning and the planting have followed Livingstone's Cambridge speech, and no matter what selfish motives may be imputed to those Europeans who have their roots deep in the soil and in the soul of Africa, Livingstone's challenge has been accepted. G. Paver, His Own Oppressor (London 1958) p 91 In 1950 Edward Paget celebrated the 25th anniversary of his consecration as Bishop of Southern Rhodesia.

53 It was Humphrey Gibbs who came up with a further memorandum, emphasising the Christian nature of the proposed school, and adding some refinements. He wrote that although the founders wanted a traditional public school, they believed 'that there is much in the system practised at Gordonstoun school which is suitable for the colony'. In addition, 'it is hoped to acquire land suitable for farming and forestry with the school, and the boys will be integrated with the land'. 54 There is little doubt that we can see the hand of Hugh Hodgkinson in all this.

52 But by the end of October, tetchy letters were being exchanged between Snell and Gibbs, and between Snell and Laurence Smith. The problem of the site was still not settled, and with Snell in Natal and Hodgkinson in England there seemed to be no one on the spot willing to push the matter forward. In addition there were differences of opinion about the nature and control of the new school, which had in fact been rumbling on as a backdrop to the site search over the previous six months. In the broadest terms, the nature of the school had never been in doubt: it was to be a 'Church school'.

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