Series D212 - Deposit relating to the development of national Physical Education training plus other college matters

Cuttings from the Gloucestershire Echo reporting the retirement of Canon W E Beck and Vice-Princi...

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Deposit relating to the development of national Physical Education training plus other college matters


  • 1933-1974 (Creation)

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73 documents, 32 photographs

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Lecturer at St Paul's College from 1946
Warden of Rosehill hostel from September 1951
Vice-Principal of St Paul's College 1968 - 1979
Vice-Chairman of the Old Students' Association c.1970s

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Deposited by J T Priestley on 23 January 1987

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Introduction for D212 entitled “Instruction of Physical Education” – Points of interest in the file include correspondence between Rev W E Beck [Principal of St Paul’s College] and Bertram N Bligh [Secretary to the Board of Education] which resulted in the introduction of a course in Advanced Physical Training in 1937. The course was designed to train new masters for the instruction of Physical Training in senior schools.
Also of interest is the correspondence between Rev Beck and W Turner Long [Secretary to the local Education Department]. This resulted in the appointment of Harry Starmer Smith as Organiser of Physical Training for schools and colleges in the area of Cheltenham and Gloucester

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