in The Turnstone

Published by Liverpool University Press

Published in print February 2001 | ISBN: 9780853237570
Published online June 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781846314292 | DOI:

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This chapter presents the author's recollections of his school days. When he was five, he attended La Sagesse, a convent school run by French Sisters, and, in 1926, at the age of seven, his parents sent him to a preparatory boarding school, Bishop's Court. The author later transferred to Ampleforth, a Benedictine school, where he quickly rose to the top of his class. At the age of sixteen he decided to become a doctor and obtained the necessary credits to gain entry to the Medical School at Liverpool University. Heeding the advice of his headmaster, Paul Neville, the author also began reading a book a day, and developed a great admiration for Thomas More, whom he regarded as his patron saint.

Keywords: schooling; education; medical school; Liverpool University; Thomas More

Chapter.  3159 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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