CONTENTSNo. 136. Vol. LX. 1968-69.
Editorial 2.
In Brief 3.
Staff Leaving 3.
First Impressiol1s- The Headmaster 5. Original Contributions 6.
Visits, Reviews and Reports 14.
Societies 18.
Soccer, Rugby, Cricket 21.
Other Sports 22.
House Notes 26.
Parents' Association 28.
Old Pharosians 29.

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In Brief
We welcome Mr. Colman, who has become the fourth Headmaster of this school.
We are sorry to have to say goodbye to six members of staff: Mr. Field, who has become Head
master of Springfleld School, Gravesend; Mr. Howie, who is going to Wells Cathedral School; Mr. Freeman, who is to be Head of the History Department at Henbury G.S.; Mr. Searle, who is going to Leeds University on a year's course; Mr. Vincent, who is going to a special school near Broadstairs ; M. Rousseau, who is going to teach in Algeria.
We welcome seven new members of staff: Mr. Quinn, who is the Senior Science Master; Mr. Clark, who teaches English and History; Mr. Illger and Mr. Templeman, who are to teach English; Mr. Hogg, who is to teach Geography; Mr. Crisp, who is to teach P.E.; Mr. Dale, who is to teach Mathematics; and Mile. Denis, who is to teach French.
The school play this year was' The Long and the Short and the Tall'; it was performed on the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th December.
There was a visit from the Vocational Guidance Officer in Februarv.
The c.E.M. Conference was held at Brockhill School, Hythe, during March.
A geography field work party went to the Wye Valley on the 28th March and a biology field work party went to Flatford Mill.
Boys from the school took part in a concert hcJd at Eastry Hospital in May.
The May Ball was held on the 16th May.
The Simon Langton Players made their annual visit in July.
The following gave lectures to the Sixth Form during the Headmaster's periods: Miss C. Marsh (Social Labelling in Schools) ; Dr. J. Parkin; B. Dennis, Esq. (The Civil Service); C. D. Rappaport, , Esq. (Problems of the Middle East); W. A. Brister, Esq. (The Borstal System); Rev. L. J. Taylor (The British and Foreign Bible Society); Dr. R. A. E. Galley (Pest Control); A. L Pollack, Esq, (The Meaning of Tolerance); Dr. S, Box (The Nature of Social Rules and Deviants); CoL A, M. M. Field (Christian Literature); J. A, Field, Esq, (Comprehensive Schools); H. Backer, Esq. (Science and Archaeology); Dr. A. Rosen (With Gun and Camera through the Alimentary Canal); Dr. p, p, Scott (Nutrition and Health); E. H. Yates, Esq. (Heraldry).
Mr. J. A. Field
Dover Grammar School for Boys-its Science Department in particular-was indeed fortunate when, in September, 1964, Mr. J. A. Field was appointed to the post of Senior Science Master and Head of the Biology Department after holding posts in the City of Norwich School and Dauntsey School, Wiltshire. Already a confirmed disciple of the new Nuffield Biology, he arrived at a most convenient time not onl y to introduce this approach within the school itsclfbut also to spread its gospel throughout Kent by running in-service training courses for other teachers at Eversley College, Folkestone. With the aid of the Kent Education Committee he was able to equip our Biology Department with all the latest apparatus, and there is no doubt that the pupils of this school found the new methods of teaching not only welcome but indeed stimulating. A great believer in encouraging field studies as a background to and basis for biological work Mr. Field supplemented his teaching with frequent field excursions, not the least enjoyab]e and fruitfu] of which were the Easter courses at Flatford Mill run jointly with our sister school in Frith Road.
Perhaps his greatest asset, however, was his power to inspire others, staff and boys alike. His enthusiastic approach to life and his vigour, humanity and humour were indeed infectious. The boys that he taught in the school, and particularly those who were fortunate enough to have him as a form master, could not fail to be impresseed by his great interest in them, not only as pupils but as individuals, whilst always faithful to his own convictions as a devout Christian he was neverthc1ess conversant with modern developments in doctrine and had the imagination and understanding to appreciate a wide spectrum of opinion, His own Jife was very full, so full in fact that he had frequent difficu]ty in fitting in all his engagements. His outside commitments were many-committee member and latterly Chairman of the Kent Branch of the Association for Science Education, La y Reader in the Church of England, Member of the Schools' Council, Warden of Kings down scout camp, Chairman of his local parish council to mention but a few. Yet his teaching never suffered. His duty to the School and its pupils was always foremost in his mind,

Mr. Field was obviously destined for high office in the educational world and his appointment as Headmaster of Springfield School, Gravesend came as no surprise to us and is a just reward for his ability and labours. He has our best wishes for success in his new post.
Mr. M. Freeman
Mr. M. Freeman joined the Staff at D.G.S. in September, 1965, after completing his training at
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.
His modest view of his own ability was patent from the first, and this facet of his character has never altered. However, neither his colleagues nor the pupils under his care at various times would subscribe to his own valuation. In fact, Mr. Freeman has given four years of unstinted and complete service to the School. He has proved himself an indefatigable worker and has been personally involved in many aspects of School life; he has taught with success at all levels in the classroom; he has given much of his time to rugby, cricket and sailing, and he has been just as interested in his many activities further afield.
His attitude to education is of an extremely progressive nature, and he believes strongly in the value of school journeys. Numerous young men will remember with pleasure his affable COl11pany on three successive ski-ing holidays to Switzerland, while others may prefer to recall sailing on the Broads, or navigating the Grand Union Canal. In addition, Mr. Freeman often conducted visits of a more formal nature, ranging from the perusal of countless historical objects at the British Museum and Science Museum, to the meditation of the more simple serenity of the unique Norman church at Barfrestone. Back in school, his encouragement of the activities of the History Society has been a , considerable factor in its continued well-being.
Dignified, serious, of great natural courtesy, in conversation no one can be more agreeable than
he; a fair man in his judgement of others, he is able to bear, calmly, with the failings of all.
The School thanks him for his single-minded attention to its needs during his stay here, and wishes
the Freeman family every happiness and success in their new life at Bristol.
Mr. C. I. Howie
, The Long and the Short and the Tall,' fencing, theatre parties, provocative assemblies, psychadellic ties, improvised drama, end of term reviews a11d a delightful informality are a few of the things we associate with Mr. C. I. Howie. In all of these things, and in many others, his colourful character has made itself strongly felt.
He had a great respect for his pupils and this was reflected in their respect for him; mutual respect goes a long way in breaking down the demagogic aspects of schoolmasters and in fostering happy staff! pupil relationships. Part of Mr. Howie's success as a teacher of English and Drama was due to the friendly relationships he so soon established and the uninhibited way in which he taught, thus giving fully of his experience and personality.
Mr. Howie left in July to take up an appointment at Wells Cathedral School where he will be in charge of the Speech and Drama Department. He has gone with our very warm good wishes.
Mr. P. W. Searle
Mr. Searle came to the school in 1965 from St. Luke's College, Exeter, to teach Physical Education and Biology. He is now leaving for a course of advanced study in the P.E. Department at Leeds University.
During these four years, he has played such an active part in the sporting life of the school that his presence will be sadly missed.
Many will, perhaps, remember primarily his soccer expertise. At first he travelled long distances to play in the Isthmian League. Later, although he made a local reputation playing for Dover, he was still prepared to accept an invitation from fourth formers to join in their lunch hour kick-about on the top field.
If soccer was his speciality, it in no way limited his interest in other activities. Having discovered that the school encouraged a wide variety of sport, he set about fully involving himself. At one

timc hc was organising and coaching as many as six school teams, split between socccr, rugby and basketball-a sport of which he made himself most competent. He captained Pharosians, and played regularly for East Kent.
Boys attending his lessons or coaching sessions could always expect to work hard, but in a pleasant atmosphere. They found him invariably good-natured and encouraging, but being prepared to work himself hard, he expected them to exert a similar effort. The results have been shown by thc excellent achievements of his soccer, basketball and athletics teams.
We are sorry to have to say goodbye to Mr. Scarle, but wish him a successful year at Leeds, and to him and his wife every happiness in the future.
Mr. F. J. Vincent
Mr. Vincent was in a way a bird of passage; he came to us from a post as Senior English Mastcr at Homewood Secondary School, Tenterden, and left shortly afterwards to take up a post at a school for asthmatic children near Broadstairs.
He so quickly established friendly relationships with both colleagues and pupils that we fllld it hard to believe his stay was so brief. I suppose most of all we shall remember him for his ora] and dramatic work and for the way he combined a driving enthusiasm for work with a personal kindness. It was typical of him that at Christmas his form room had a Christmas tree which was later to bc presented to children less fortunatc than thosc in that form. Wc wish him happiness and success in the future.

First Impressions
" Yes,-well, actually, every department has somcthing special to offer." This was the reply to my comment that the Art Rooms looked interesting and imaginative when I was being shown round by Mr. Coulson before my interview for the Headship. Frankly, I was astonished that a school of 700 boys, half the size of Dulwich, could offer such a range of courses and activities. Clearly, the last Headmaster was a dynamo but a dynamo with a heart whose sole aim was to provide the greatest possible range of opportunities for the boys. I am sure that he would agree that the key to this success was the enthusiasm of the staff and this, above all, I shall trv to maintain.
My friends told mc that there was one cardinal rul; for new Headmasters :-" \)on't changc anything for a year". Nothing could be more difticult to observe. The school is a living society and from the moment I sat in the magisterial chair at 9.30 on April 22nd, problems began to arrive. I was right in, at the deep end! I was much comforted by my first Assembly. It is very reassuring to be surrounded on the platform by bright young boys with bright young voices. What a tremendous advantage that we can all sit together in that magnifIcent Hall.
I gather that I was preceded to the school by a crop of rumours depicting me as a sort of 20th century Dr. Arnold. The Staff commented that the first day was unusually quiet as boys listened for the sounds of' six of the best' coming from the study. It is true that I believe in discipline but only that which shows that we care for those in our charge. It is my job to see that each boy takes full advantage of the opportunities which the school provides, and that the enthusiasm of the staff both in and out of thc classroom, is matched by the keenness of the boys. To do this, I need the help, most of all, of the parents bnt also of the Governors, the Old Boys and all friends of the school. The tradition is there, but this is a confusing time when there is more emphasis on 'do-it-yourself' than on co-operating with others.
My' first impressions' then have been very good. A school is succeeding when Prefects come to me with suggestions for helping First Formers to settle in, when the Under 15 XI ask for a match with the Staff and when the whole School gives a spontaneous burst of applause to a visiting Evangelist. R.c.c.

The Wounded Soldier
Little Andrew was counting the black dots on the horizon. "Fourteen," he yelled, "and two more if you count them trees at the end." I knew perfectly well there were fourteen and two more, I must have counted those silhouetted shapes a thousand times, but still I counted them again to check. Yes, they were all there, the rocks, the trees, the folly and the old stone pillar. "You can make 'em anyfll1k y'like," said Andrew. I knew that as well, I had made them anything I liked. Indians (the folly didn't count in this game), with the tall pillar being the mounted chief, or Germans with a tank and mortar gun, or Martians with a flying saucer and an aerial, yes just anything. They would stand there, frightened to advance because of the barrage of machine gun broom handles, they would be shot one by one, and then they would be standing there dead until the time when they were reincarnated to be mercilessly massacred once again.
It was cold and little Andrew shot the chief redskin to close the day as the glowing embers of the evening sky yielded to the black of night.
I was rather disgusted with myself for looking round to search for snow clouds; I must grow up, I told myself, to impress cousin Lesley. By the time I walked into the farmhouse at seven o'clock that night, cousin Lesley had nearly finished bathing little cousin Andrew, who was once again engaged in battle, this time between a plastic Noah's Ark and a Donald Duck sponge.
I sat staring out of my window; I could just sec the two trees and the end stone that looked most lifelike; I couldn't sce the pillar of stone but I knew that was next in the row. I gazed around the night sky and finally drew my curtains as cousin Lesley came to my room to ask me if I wanted a hot 'night-cap'; I really wanted one but I thought it would seem 'soft' if I said yes.
"No, I don't have one," I replied. Then, anxious to continue talking to her, I said, " What
time do your family get up,"
"I'm getting up at seven to walk the dogs. Wanta come,"
"yes please," I said hastily, and then added in a more virile tone, "Could do with a bit of
exercise before breakfast; I'll probably come."
"O.K., make it seven then."
And, naturally, I made it seven; so did cousin Lesley; but, not quite in accordance with my plans, so did little cousin Andrew. Wc walked for about half a mile to the folly and the row of trees and stones; you could then get the enemy's view of the farmhouse. It seemed strange to me how a group of objects such as these, rocks, trees, a folly and a pillar, all so far apart, could appear as if in one line on the horizon from the farmhouse.
I was inwardly amused by cousin Lesley when she pretended to be cross with Andrew when he fell over and got mud on his clothes; she too was trying to be grown-up.. Andrew showed me one stone; he told me this was a wounded soldier because it only had one leg. Sure enough the pediment of the rock was worn very thin. This stone, I realized, was the one that looked most lifelike; I could sce it better now, it was very oddly shaped for a stone, yet still uncannily realistic.
I was very hungry when we got back to the farmhouse, we had been walking for nearly an hour, but nobody could say they didn't feed you well; I ate a lot very quickly, little cousin Andrew tried to eat as quickly, but cousin Lesley ate more daintily on account of her waistline (and did not think anyone would notice her scraping out the porridge saucepan while she was supposedly washing it up).
So my holiday continued; walking the dogs in the morning at seven, spending the rest of the day trying to get cousin Lesley to form a favourable opinion of mc, and then bed.
One morning, nearly the last day of my stay, I was walking with cousin Andrew and cousin Lesley and the dogs and we came to a sign saying "Road Construction". Bulldozers lay dormant and a small hut stood waiting for the workmen to start their tea-breaks. They had moved Andrew's wounded soldier. I was sad about it as well as he, and it took nothing to start cousin Lesley's sentimental tears. The three of us stood staring at the gaping hole where once the worn pediment of the wounded soldier had stood. It looked all wrong, as if something was missing. The sides were smooth and round; there were no signs of the bulldozer's caterpillar-treads or the lever with which they must have moved the soldier, just an empty hole, perhaps a foot and a half deep, staring back at us. I was among the first for many thousands of years to see that sight.
The dogs whined to go on. Cousin Lesley spoke first with a typical sensible feminine argu
ment. "What did they wanna road through here [on" "Service road s'pose," I said, and we continued walking, mourning for our lost soldier.

Breakfast was good as usual, porridge and eggs and toast. Yet there was something different; cousin Andrew let his grief beat his appetite, cousin Lesley let her prolonged hunger beat her waistline and her manners; I too ate more.
I was just going to leave the table when Lesley's father came in. "We've had a visitor in the barn, an old tramp, old as the hills. Died from the cold I reckon, couldn't reach the house-had a wooden leg, stone dead he was."
M. Ews (4 s.).
A shiver in the grass,
A rustle of dead, dry leaves,
An almost silent hiss of anticipation
Echo through an age-old oak tree
Hollowed by wind and weather.
The snake turns from the dawn
As a hole appears in view;
He crawls on his belly like a WOrtH,
His head in the morning dew.
Splattered by showers from the angry primroses,
Seeking an escape from the forest of blues and greens,
He crawls into a corner
To await a helpless victim.
A. KENDRICK (I Py.). The Mine
The head-gear grows above ground,
A big iron tree;
wheels and ropes screech and scrape.
Against the daylight background
Men are black ghosts,
Faces and hands covered in coal dust.
The steam engine shunting coal trucks
Makes a white cloud of steam
That disappears into the sky, silently.
L. POWELL (1 Py.). The New Theology
God, proclaim the radical theologians of today, is dead. And we twentieth century Christians must take their claim seriously. Both the word 'God', and the concept, certainly appear to be 'in extremis'. The old idea of God (up there, long white beard etc.) is certainly dead, and the idea of a transcendent God has died the death of a thousand qualifications. Linguistic philosophy poses a pertinent qucstion when it asks, "What is the difference between saying God is transcendent, invisible, intangible and unknowable, and saying God does not exisn" We are in trouble when we start trying to think about God, and in even more troublc when we start trying to talk about Him.
"How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me?" (John 14.10). Christ's claim "He who has seen me has seen the Father" is puzzling. Unless we know already the meaning of the word 'Father' (God) how can we verify or falsify this claim? And the meaning of the word 'God' is precisely what we 00 not know. However, let us understand this passage as a recommendation to turn away from asking about the Father ;md to ask about Jesus of Nazareth instead.

Bonhoeffer has said "We stand continuall y in the presence of the God who makes us live in the world without the God-hypothesis". Let us follow this line of thought for a moment. Let us proceed without the God-hypothesis. Let us concentrate on Christ. IfI say Christ is my god, ifI say Jesus is the key to my understanding and living of life, I am making a statement which can be verified. One who confesses Christ could have his words and actions compared with the teachings of the New Testament, and any correlation noted. "If anyone says 'I love God', and hates his brother, he is a liar." (John 4.20).
Following Christ in the absence of the God-hypothesis means fulfilling oneself after the manner of Christ. The myth (in the best sense of the word) that we are created in the image of God is the assertion that we are the sort of people to whom charity is natural, a self-affirmation. To quote H. A. Williams, "Jesus. . . . for the joy that was set before Him, endured the Cross-charity at its completest and most absolute. And Jesus gives His spirit to us - or so, at least, we claim to believe. 'The Angel that presided o'er my birth
Said 'Little creature, form'd of joy and mirth,
Go, love without the help of anything on earth'."
Man fll1ds his greatest fulfilment in the self-giving love seen manifest in Christ.
How, it may be asked, are we to know Christ? If this 'new' theology we are now dealing with is to make any appeal to present Christians, the answer must be catholic.
Christ can be known through the Church and its traditions. The Church, exercising a sacramental ministry after the order of Christ himself, is the source of knowledge about Christ. The New Testament, the spiritual biography of the Early Church, is, of course, important. However, the refusal to rely only on the Bible makes it possible for us to secure the fullness of two thousand years of Christian tradition.
People who welcome a christianity divested of its transcendent God may well feel rather uneasy about some of the manifestations of their tradition. "Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and all the company of heaven . . . . " etc. This is most assuredly myth, and yet even myth has its part to play, so long as it is recognised as such. The Church, with its hierarchy, its dogma and its culture, is the necessary form in which the Gospel has to be preserved, expressed and developed, if it is to survive and do its salutary work for mankind.
To those who protest that this 'new' theology is not a valid continuation of the old, we would point to the Church Fathers. We have been concerned to do roughly the same thing as the councils of Nicea and Chalcedon. They, being located in the fourth and fifth centuries, appealed to metaphysics in order to explain the phenomenon of Christ. We of the twentieth century must fll1d a new way of explaining the same phenomenon. This is a valid development within the Catholic Faith.
The essential part of Christianity is the tension felt within the Church, the tension between tradition and the present day. This will always exist, and is not to be feared. Rather should it invigorate Christians to face confidently the world of tomorrow.
D. CmfMAN (U. 6).

Against Spirituality
0 wondrous essence of Man!
inner self; spiritual soul,
Divine, immutable reality.
Inextricably interwoven with PURPOSE
Self-existence, the very undoing of the universe
would leave you undisturbed.
You express inane ideas inarticulately with language.
You create situations of petty worry;
Desert a puerile education after 15 years
of wasted, mundane existence.
You fret over income-tax
Your middle-elass image of contrived,
corporeal affluence.
You plot for power, influence, wealth,
Control of a world:
(YOU know how pathetically small it looks from a million milesA million years - less than a mere dot in infinity),
You selfishly stuff the gut of your PHYSICAL SHELL
With animals and plants
Yours the gift of abattoirs.
Yours too,
The bodilv rituals of defecation, urination,
, sleep;
Yet you,
0 wondrous essence of Man!
inner self; spiritual soul,
Divine, immutable realitv,
(Inextricably interwoven' with PURPOSE
The very undoing of the u;1iverse COULD leave you undisturbed.
T. M. PATTISON (U. 6).
There was no particular reason why it should have happened to Thanet, it could have been Ghana, Graham Land or even Baflln Island. Most people accepted the fact. In a way it was lucky that there was nothing prominent about Thanet - one day it was there and the next?
Onc farmer explained to the World Press Association the steady deterioration of his land: "I had been noticing the structural changes in the earth down by the StoUT. The clay had been
coming to the surface, driving the earth back into a mound. I thought nothing of it until it began to get worse, then I informed the Ministry of Agriculture and they sent a man down. He explained

it as a rapid temperature change in the river and advised me to turn the whole field fallow. So I did this, only to find that the earth had turned so hot steam was rising. The very next day - well you know what happened."
One Kentish household worker was an eye-witness:
"It were like a magican's puff of smoke it were. One minute the fields were green and the birds were singing and the next minute. . . . ."
An extraordinary feature which was common throughout the nearby area was the contamination of material which was cut offby the happening. A part of a fence which had been flung to the other side of the river rotted as if it were a hundred years old. A washing line was found, decayed to nothing with sheets tangled and iu an advanced state of corruption. Electricity cables lay iu their own graves.
One scientist claimed the Russians had started a nuclear war and another argued that since Russia
was in no position to do this it was probably China. A month after the happening, when the enigma remained still unsolved, the same thing happened
to half of Kent from Rochester to Folkestone with exactly the same results.
The public now began to panic, for what could happen twice that couldn't happen three times?
There followed a great world inquest into the strange disappearance of the land. Scientists were getting rather disturbed at this most unusual phenomenon when an author, James Ellis, F.R.A.S., cosmological expert, stumbled upon the answer and when the papers went to print. . . . . "The phenomenon can best be described as a time shift of vast magnitude. like the face of the globe time is always moving in other dimensions. The land which has disappeared has undergone this time shift with time itself and because time is a deciding factor in our lives the shift becomes material in the other dimensions. The people involved in the shifts will still be living but living in the 3OOth century or the 5,OOOth B.e. There can be no telling how long these shifts will last; they could stop tomorrow or they could carry on until the whole world is involved."
The next day the rest of Kent disappeared.M. WYNN (4 H.).
Shepherd's Tale
It was a miserable time;
We huddled round the smoking fire,
Legs limp from cold,
Arms aching from the freezing snow
Which drifted deeply over the field where we lay.
Deep in moonlit majesty
Lay the thin patina,
Brittle as the ice of which it was formed,
And the moon glared down
A pitiless look on its golden face.
The only relief was
Escape was swift and painless;
I even managed to rekindle a spark of warmth in me.
Waking was terrible,
Limbs frozen,
Senses dulled and numb.
The moon suddenly lost its brilliance.
Hundreds of golden bodies,
Humming a golden chorus,
Telling of a virgin and child
In nearby Bethlehem.
I fell on my face in the snow.
The humming subsided,
The sky darkened.
'Come,' I said to my comrades,
'Let us go to see this miraculous virgin,'
And turning, I set off down the snowy road
To Bethlehem and Christ.M. COURT (3 P.).
LIOf796 ::moJ HJ_V9

The moon lifts
Depth of somnolence off the frozen night
And shadows, like new-born babes,
Fight for life.
Trees, carved in the night,
Are wrapped by his wake of stillness
In dark eternity.
All but the singing brook
In silence adore him.
Look down:
And never sce us.
A star blinks in exhaustion,
And fades.
The moon suffers long.
S. R. POCOCK (L. 6). Rufus
When William the Conqueror was on his deathbed he sent his sword, crown and sceptre not to his weak, amiable son Robert, the Heir Apparent, but to his second son William, 'Rufus' or 'Red Head'.
Rufus was tough and ab1c - the ideal man to have for a king in a newly conquered, rebellious colony. He was also reckless, sadistic, illiterate and blasphemous, a perfect anti-Christian. It was said that he feared God little and man not at all. He held the land in a grip of iron. When the Norman barons, who had turned his brother Robert's duchy of Normandv into an inferno, started making trouble in England, he had his cousin, one of the ringleaders, whipp_d through every church in Salisbury and then hanged; and when he needed help against the same barons he armed his ordinary peasants. Grateful for this defence they turned out for him with a will. By these means he brought a certain amount of stability to England.
Yet during his reign he treated the Church as a convenience, useful for obtaining money, and something to be scorned. In his time he held two important bishoprics, Winchester and Salisbury, as well as the archbishopric of Canterbury, although the saintly abbot Anselm ofBec was at hand to fill it. He appointed evil-living favourites like himself to fill other sees, by which means he enjoyed a large part of the revenue of the Church.
Rufus was slain by an arrow in the New Forest on August 2nd, 1100, while hunting with his friend Waiter Tyrel. The arrow that was pulled from his back was onc that was included in a sheaf given to the same Waiter the preceding day. Rufus's body was found alive by a charcoal-burner and carried to a nearby church. Before dying the sacrilegious Rufus cried for the saintly Anselm to give him the last rites and to pray for his soul. His body was carried on a dung cart from the New Forest to Winchester. Later Waiter Tyrel absconded to France, although nobody had accused him of the killing.
Most people had put the death down to a hunting accident. Waiter was supposed to have shot at a deer, the arrow had glanced off a tree and hit Rufus. This is where the mystery starts. Either Rufus was moving at the time or was stationary. Ifhe was moving the noise would have startled the deer which would have made off. Therefore, if the deer was the target, it seems likel y that Rufus was not moving. He must then have been situated either between Waiter and the deer or on the other side of it. If he had been on the other side he would have been looking toward the deer, i.e. toward Waiter. Therefore he could not have been shot in the back accidentally. Ifhe had been between the deer and Waiter, who was reputedly an excellent shot, it is very unlikely that an arrow could hit him accidentally. Waiter was too skilled to aim wildly at any target, especiaUv if his king was in the line of fire. Rufus was too skilled to put himself in the line of any hunter. It.s probable, therefore, that Rufus was murdered by T yrel.

At this point we must break away to examine the status of the church in medieval society. The peasant farmers regarded the Church as sacred, the only thing that promised any hope for them in a society largely dominated by wealthy landowners. At this time it was the custom that if a noble killed a serfhe paid compensation amounting to about 25 shillings. That was the only punishment. The nobles also regarded the Church as something sacred - on their deathbeds or in times of sickness, and as a nuisance and an interference at other times. When the First Crusade was preached the nobility marched not for Christendom nor for the protection of helpless pilgrims, but for the material riches they believed awaited them in the Holy Land. There is evidence to show that most of the English kings after the Conqueror were active witches. Certainly Rufus was the personification of the Devil on Earth. Anything constructive he did was for his own wellbeing and safety. All medieval people had a healthy respect for demons and saints, who could do unheard of things in unimaginable ways. The people of the woodlands, known to us largely through the Robin Hood legends, were altogether different. They were mostly atheistic or even worshipped other deities than the One True God. It was they who kept alive the Oldest Religion - witchcraft - from the Dark Ages. Their patron was St. Christopher, not as the patron saint of travellers, but because when he struck his rod on the ground a tree sprouted. He was the creator of Woodland, the Saint of Fertility, the Wood King - a relic of the Great God Pan of Greek mythology. Candidates for admission into the Archers' Guild had to shoot a silver penny from their son's head. The silver penny was chosen because it was marked with the Cross. This is included in the Robin Hood legend, where any archer capable of doing this became the consort of Maid Marion, bearing the name of Robin Hood, the Lord of the Greenwood. Maid Marion was not a person but a cult, brought back from the Holy Land where she was the goddess of certain heretical Christians. The name embodies the Virgin Mary and Marienna, the Earth Goddess of the Sumerians.
Rufus was killed during Lammas-tide, the traditional time of sacrifice of the first-fruits, handed down now as Harvest Festival. From early times it was the red-headed that was chosen, and during his time of waiting he was allowed an manner of excesses. He was the Lord of Misrule, the Bishop of Fools and the Abbot of Unreason. In Roman times slaves and idiots were allowed to reign for a season in the same way, and the god Saturn was sacrificed annually by having his effigy shot fun of arrows. All this ties in with Rufus. He was the equivalent of the Devil Incarnate for 13 years before being shot by one arrow. He was also a titular Archbishop. By custom the Lord of Misrule was also a bishop, or its equivalent in pre-Christian times. When his time came he gave himself voluntarily - Rufus handed the fatal arrow to Tyrel, a man who shared an his habits. This arrow was the only thing which had linked Tyrel to the killing.
It seems plausible, then, that in those seemingly Christian times the cult of witchcraft was actively practised and was indulged in by a cross-section of society. Also that Rufus belonged to a similar cult, and that his death was not a hunting accident but in fact a ritual murder.
J. ELI'HICK (U. 6).

Past the prefab housing site,
The dreary, Jittered pathway,
The corroded iron,
The foundations of half-flattened houses,
I walked.
From that hill top
I looked down to the valley,
The valley crammed with sardine houses,
Gas works, car works, men's means of Jiving.
Beyond was pleasant contrast,
A rich green hill no houses marred,
A clean grey-blue sky above,
Unconquered, wild, untamed;
Will progress strike again 1
As I walked came pleasanter settings,
The old stone church beside the alley,
Though opposite lay paper mill
So smells and smoke with church mingled.
Then up the hill I walked;
Now no dreary sights
But pleasant bank and fresh green hills.
At last a spot progress had not marred.
V. H. FlOOD (3 P.). Photomicroscopy
In the upper sixth when all exams arc finished and the pressure of academic life becomes less,
opportunities arise for independent project work. Finding myself in this position and being interested both in biology and photography, part of
my time was spent in combining these two interests. Today increasing amounts of time and money are being spent in the use of visual aids in education. A flexible attitude and imagination coupled with modern equipment are able to increase the range of experience offered in the classroom. Even with a simple projector and a suitable transparency collection, vitality and interest can be injected into an otherwise boring lesson.
In subjects such as geography and biology where pupils have to be acquainted with a wide range of natural material, often too large to be brought into the school, photographs are invaluable as a cheap and convenient medium by which to convey the relationship between the theories on the blackboard and their demonstration in the natural world.
Such visual aids as films and transparencies have, of course, been used for some time within these, and other, departments but in the biology laboratory a permanent and comprehensive transparency collection is, sadly, lacking.
It was with this in mind and armed with a camera that I proceeded to try my hand at the art of
photomicroscopy, that is, taking photographs of minute objects by means of a microscope. Fortunately I was in the position of owning a single-lens reflex camera so that I was able to view the subject directly while the camera was mounted on the microscope. Consequently focusing was straightforward, as was aligning the subject. To obtain a powerful enough iJlumination of the subject I used the projection microscope
which has its own built-in light source. Early attempts were made by placing the camera directly on the eyepiece of the microscope and setting the focus of the camera lens at infinity. In this way focusing was done by moving the adjustments on the microscope. The results obtained in this way were satisfactory although it was

wasteful of film since it resulted in a circle oflight in the centre of the frame while the rest was black. Thus full use of the film area was not made.
To overcome this the above procedure was refined by using an extension cardboard tube between the eyepiece of the microscope and the camera, the camera lens having been completely removed. In this, the image of the subject was projected from the eyepiece up the tUbe and directly onto the film so making fun use of the film area on each frame.
To ensure sharp focusing, as far as possible, the entire apparatus had to be rigidly mounted and a cable release for the shutter had to be used. Sharp focusing was found to be impossible on subjects of any appreciable thickness since the depth of focus was found to be less than the diameter of a cell. These early attempts cannot be considered as anything more than experiments and I hope that someone else will continue them in the future.
This, of course, is only one subject of biological photography. Outdoor work is in many ways just as important. On any field course a camera capable of focusing to within one or two feet is essential for recording rare finds or well developed specimens. It is by using a camera on such occasions that a useful slide collection relevant to Nufficld courses can be built up.
R. A. SPlCEn (0. 6).

Guest Evening
Guest Evening took place on the 15th November, 1968. In his speech Mr. Walker spoke of the School's past and its aims for the future, which although complex must over-ridingly encourage the development of the individual. He explained the opportunities which the School offered to help this development, and gave some statistics to illustrate the academic successes obtained. Emphasising the broader implications of education, Mr. Walker closed by thanking the Staff for their cooperation during his brief reign.
There were two speeches by Sixth Form boys. Onc was a report orrthe year's games, written by A. C. Brown and read by M. J. Linsley, and the other was a wide survey of the school year couched in a humorous and satiric tone, written by M. E. Robinson and delivered by P. K. Hall.
Mr. D. Bradley, the Chairman of the Governors, distributed the prizes and merit certificates. The proceedings, which had been enlivened by two groups of songs sung by the Choir and by
a short recital given by the School Orchestra, closed with the Head Prefect's vote of thanks and the singing of ' Fiat Lux.'
School Counci I
This has been the most significant year for the Council since its inauguration back in 1962; significant in that we have changed the constitution and remodelled the Council, and for the first time we have had to fend for ourselves, independent of Dr. Himon who formed the first School Council in 1962.
We seem to have avoided apathy, which could easily have resulted in the period between Dr. Hinton and Mr. Colman, attendances have been better than in previous years and now more members seem to be taking part in our discussions.
The K.E.c. capitation grant has been used by the Council to finance many of the School's societies and clubs, and several donations have been made to various charities. The House Championship has been changed in several ways, notably in that cross-country running has been removed.
The thanks of the whole Council go to its officials for this year, and to the Chairman, Mr. Wood. K. WOOD (Secretary).

Easter Ski-ing Holiday, 1969
The school visit to Engelberg in April was very successful. In spite of uncomfortable conditions at times it was possible to ski every day, and the hotel anyway more than compensated for the weather.
As on previous visits we stayed at the Hotel Trubsee which is situated 6,000 feet up and is approached from Engelberg by a cable car which affords a breathtaking view of the valley below. The food was good and the evenings were spent in the games room shared by girls from another school party in the hotel.
Ski-ing was the main purpose of our visit. A surprisingly high standard was attained by all and all of those who entered the Bronze Test passed. Unfortunately Switzerland claimed another victim with a broken leg, but what he lost in ski-ing was made up for by the host of females who came to give their sympathy.
On the return journey a day was spent in Lucerne shopping and sightseeing. It was quite a
change to be in a city again after the isolation of the Hotel Trubsee. It was apparent that every member of the party had enjoyed himself and this was in no small measure due to Mr. Elliot, Mr. & Mrs. Piddock and Mr. & Mrs. Jenkin. Our thanks are due to them for their efforts. If our trip is anything to go by then the popularity of ski-ing holidays is undoubtedly assured.
I. C. T. McKENZIE (3 P.).
The Long and the Short and the Tall
All who were privileged to see Mr. Colin Howie's production of Willis Hall's Thc Loll}; alld the Short and the Tall will readily agree that the question of its suitability as a school play is largely irrelevant. Occasional outbursts of army language may have shocked some of the less permissive parents. On the other hand, the young actors who used the words, together with their contemporaries in the audience who listened to them, clearly accepted such colourful expressions as part and parcel of the average soldier's vocabulary. In exactly the same way they were not unduly disturbed by the play's fundamental violence. After all, Sergeant Mitchem and his patrol had not gone into the Malayan jungle to collect butterfles. The essential theme of the play was war, in all its horror and inhumanity.
What docs matter in'the theatre is that the material offered should be dramatically effective in itself and that it should be staged with understanding, sympathy and sensitivity. Ther_ can be little doubt that The Long and the Short and the Tal/, as presented by the Dover Grammar School for Boys, met both requirements. The play itself is tense, gripping and deeply moving. Its powerful plot was handled with rare delicacy and artistic integrity. The producer's realistic approach to Willis Hall's unequivocal interpretation of men's behaviour in times of mental, spiritual and physical stress assuredly paved the way to what turned out to be a highly entertaining theatrical experience.
John Meehan as Sergeant Mitchem had the true ring of authority in his voice; Martin Linsley brought out the tough professionalism of Corporal Johnstone, and was ably supported by Anthony Russell as the redoubtable Lance-Corporal Macleish. WiIliam Fittall's welsh accent in the part of
Private Evans could not be faulted; Christopher Allen played Private Smith with remarkable maturity and was particularly convincing when in nostalgic mood; Robert Spicer's portrayal of the nervous and unpredictable Private Whitaker was beautifully done, and his eventual shooting of the inoffensive little prisoner came across with terrifying impact. The miming of the captured Japanese soldier by John Kitchener deserves the highest praise, while James Kendall, as the brash, rebellious, devil-may-care Private Bamforth, gave a full-blooded performance that older and more experienced actors might have envied.
A special accolade must go to the designers and back-stage workers who were responsible for the stark interior of the deserted store-hut in the Malayan jungle. It is not often that settings for school productions are given such expert treatment. Lighting, sOlU1d, make-up and costumes also contributed to what was, for intelligent playgoers, a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Sports Day
It is a windy morning for the competitors in the Annual Sports Day. In front of me a circle of
boys watch the progress of the high jump event. A competitor plunges into the sand, and is followed by the bar. At the Pole Vault someone runs up, rams the pole into the ground and is levered into the air. A hurdle race begins. One runner seems intent on ploughing through all the hurdles while another calmly steps over the jumps. Meanwhile a number of deck chairs are blown forward by the strong wind, their seats acting as sails. Masters and boys work frantically to hold them back for a short time before deciding to fold them up and lay them on the grass. Inside the gymnasium a master and two boys keep records of every event. In every corner of the ficJd there is a telephone and two loud speakers are set up. The man testing them shows us how far he can count. In the 1,500 metres the leader is unchallenged with a lead of 100 metres. The bell goes for the last lap - he should have the race in the bag unless he collapses.
At the end of the dinner hour the race to get out is a daily event. Quite a lot of parents arrive and a gun marks the start of the 100 metres. It fires again - a false start. Mr. Ruffell announces the score - Frith and Priory are fighting it out. At the high jump pit 4 boys drop out at 3' 10" it is raised an inch. I notice that Ledgerwood has won every event he entered. Another boy collapses and is hcJped off the track. The relays begin smoothly - they are the last event of the day - but Priory mess up a pass then a runner falls still clutching his baton. There is no hope they will catch up.
The Sports are won by Frith, with Priory, Park and Astor following in that order.
The Headmaster speaks, thanking Mrs. Percy, a Governor, for coming to give away the cups. A bouquet is presented to her. Sports Day has gone with a bang and teen a Jot of fun.
N. CLARRY (1 Py.)
For the first time in 20 years recruitment of boys to help with the work of preparing books for shcJving has proved inadequate - so mueh so that the time whieh cJapses between receiving and shelving a book is now over six months. Another increasingly common and unwelcome feature of the librarian's experience is the total scJfishness of those Sixth Form boys who retain books so long that others have virtually no opportunity to use them in the course of the year and who even feel aggrieved when it is suggested that they could be more civilised; civilised behaviour is obviously something for others to practise. Uncivilised behaviour will accountfec.mme restrictions to be placed on future borrowing by the Sixth Form.
On the credit side, the loyalty of a handful of Fifth and Sixth Formers has avoided a complete breakdown of library administration, and a few pen-men have, with the co-operation of the Art & Craft Departments, made a vital contribution to the long-overdue "sign-posting" of the Library.
Rearrangement of the Science and Sports sections has made them more easily available and less liable to the rough treatment they used to suffer, and the further re-classification made necessary by the latest S.L.A. Bliss classification should result in more convenient placings for many books.
But whatever internal improvements we may make, the Library remains ludicrously inadequate in size, so that careful and sensible treatment and use of the books is more than ever essential if it is to function properly.
The Combined Cadet Force
We have had many disappointments and probably more than our share of bad luck during the last few years but the Corps, with its three Service Sections, still remains the largest single activity in the school. Swimming has at last become a regular wednesday evening session and we are grateful to the Junior Leaders Regt.. for the use of their pool. Mr. and Mrs. Nice have given generously of their time and energies to improve the standard of swimming and an encouraging number of cadets have gained intermediate awards and the silver survival certificate. Small-bore rifle shooting

has been as popular as ever and the quality of marksmanship in the contingent continues to improve. We congratulate the R.A.F. Section on winning the inter-section shooting competition, and Cadet Merrett of the Naval Section who had the highest individual score.
During the Summer term we were fortunate to have the services of a qualified R.A.C. driving instructor and senior cadets were able to offer driving as their Wednesday afternoon activity. Next term will see the introduction of a junior driving scheme, with the aim of teaching every cadet to drive.
The Annual Inspection was held on the 16th May and the Inspecting Officer was Lt.-Col. Houston who commands the 1st Bn. the Loyal Regt. Both he and his accompanying Staff Officers showed a keen interest in all the contingent's activities and were particularly impressed by the tremendous enthusiasm of our boys. We now have many friends in the battalion and 'B' company has taken us under its wing.
We are sorry to lose Flying Officer Wake this year. He has been with the R.A.F. Section for four years and we are grateful to him for all his hard work in maintaining a very high standard in his section. The burden has now fallen squarely on the shoulders of Flight Sergeant Sutton who seems to have thrived on his increased responsibilities. We congratulate him on his promotion to Senior Cadet.
Gliding has come more to the fore in the section and several cadets have flown solo gaining the 'A' and 'B' gliding certificates. Cadet Cpl. Rudge has had the honour of being invited to attend an advanced course at 618 Gliding School. We wish him well.
Annual camps have been well attended by cadets from all three Sections. The Naval Section had its camp at Easrer as guests of the Dartford Training Squadron where much valuable experience was gained in boatwork. Cadets also had a trip to sea in a frigate. One of the Naval Officers responsible for the programme wrote to the school at the cnd of the camp commenting on the interest, enthusiasm and courtesy shown by the cadets and saying how very much he had enjoyed working with them. This was high praise indeed and we congratulate the Section.
The R.A.F. camp was held at R.A.F. Tern Hill, a Helicopter Training Station, and cadets had plenty of opportunity for flights in helicopters and chipmunks. Highlights of the camp were a day on Snowdon and a night exercise when our cadets triumphantly defended a 'Radar Station' against persistent attacks from a combined welsh and Irish enemy!
The Army Section has had two very successful camps since the last edition of Pharos. Last year our hosts were 5 Field Squadron Royal Engineers in Germany. They provided us with a full and varied programme including field engineering, demolitions and driving armoured personnel carrier vehicles. There were also visits to the Mohne Dam and to Hamelin.
This year's camp was in Norfolk at the Stanford Practical Training Area, near Thetford. We were indeed fortunate to have the Headmaster with us for most of the camp and wc are grateful to him for his untiring efforts to make the camp the success it was. It was a week of lively activity. One whole day was spent on the range firing the Bren Gun, S.L.R. and G.P.M.G.; and there was a pleasant afternoon on the river in Assault boats. The obstacle course proved to be very popular and we returned to camp after evening sessions wet and muddy but nevertheless very pleased with ourselve_
All cadets had a flight in a Helicopter and there were the usual map reading exercises and a night exercise. The standard of map reading improved considerably during the course of the camp.
The week ended with a visit to the old flint mines at Grimes Graves and an afternoon's driving instruction. Two Army instructors with Land Rovers and the Headmaster with the 3-tonner gave most cadets the opportunity to drive over an exciting cross-country course. It proved to be an ambitious one and one Land Rover had a puncture and the other had to be winched out of the mud! LW.B.

Phoenix Society
We have continued our custom of holding our three meetings each term in masters' houses. Mr. Fishwick, the new chairman, was the speaker at the first meeting held at Mr. Freeman's house, which, as seems to be the habit of members of staff, is secluded in the byeways of Whitfield. Mr. Fishwick's speech, 'The Origin and Nature of Modern Social Conventions', contained many courageously liberal ideas, but was rather poorly received by the mildly conservative audience which the society has cultivated this year.
Our next meeting was held in less secluded, and for the society, more familiar surroundings 106 Maison Dieu Road. Mr. Baker's speech, 'In praise of Victorianism', was predictably better received, in that it observed modern life with a conservative, yet critical, eye.
Mr. Piddock was the speaker at the last meeting of the autumn term held at his house. In his talk, 'The death of President Kennedy', he presented a critical view of the findings of the Warren Commission. This was our longest meeting, but we were well-sustained both by the generous refreshments provided, and by the stimulating analysis which was presented.
The Spring term's meetings began in Mr. Yates' house in Park Avenue. We welcomed Mr. Theakstone, who spoke on 'Dr. Zirvago' with enthusiasm and authority. His visit was doubly pleasurable since it gave our more radical members a chance of meeting someone with real experience of life in Russia. We hope to continue to invite outside speakers in the future.
The meeting held at Mr. Ruffell's house - another of those semi-secluded hideouts - was Mr. Hrusa-Marlow's talk about his beliefs as a teacher. His progressive ideas sparked off much controversy which made for an interesting meeting.
The penultimate meeting this year was held at 106 Maison Dieu Road. Mr. Hall, the speaker, expounded his view of the origin of Christianity. His apparently radical views proved upon closer examination, to be consistent with those of many serious-minded theologians.
Our final meeting was again held in Maison Dieu Road - this time at the Society of Friends'
meeting hall. The speaker, Mr. Gibbs, gave his views on 'Education and Science'. This year, our discussions have covered a wider range of topics than last; we have, too, avoided the temptation to allow our meetings to end as a two-cornered fight between communist and noncommunist and we have enjoyed the discussions more because of this. P. R. GIBBS (U. 6).
History Society
The History Society has continued to flourish. A varied year has included an i1lustrated talk by I. W. Green, Esq. on 'The Cinque Ports'; films on 'Elizabethan England' and 'The Renaissance'; discussions, \cd by Mr. Freeman on 'Education Past and Present' and by Mr. Marlow on 'Sociology and History'; and talks by committee members - Baker 'Morality in History', Aylen 'Defoe and Cob be tt' and Brown 'Chance and Coincidence in History'. The Society is open to all, though it caters mainly for the Sixth Form, and will be mn next year by Durrallt and his colleagues, under the guidance of Mr. Quick.
Le Cercle de Langues Vivantes
Cette annee nous avons souhaite la bienvenue a Monsieur Philippe Rousseau. Il nom a fait une causerie tres interessante sur les evenements de mai 1968 a Paris et au COllrs de nos reunions nous avons entendu aussi des canseries illnstrees sur la Provence par williams (M.6) et sur \cs Pyrenees par Fittall (SA.), Monsieur Woollett nons a fait voir des diapositives sur la vallee de la Loire, Monsieur Hmsa-Marlow nons a raconte ses aventures comme assistant anglais dans un lyeee franc;:ais et nons avons ecoute des chansons de Georges Brassens.
Accompagnes de Monsieur Rousseau, quelques-uns de nos membres ont assiste a plusieurs re
unions de Cercle Franco-Britannique de Douvres, qui leur ont beaucoup piu. Nous esperons que le succCS du Cercle de Langues Vivantes pendant cette annee continuera a
\' avenir. j.D.W.

C' est toujours une agreable surprise pour I' assistant etranger de decouvrir au sein me-me de I'ecole I'existence d'un cercle de langues vivantes. Un tel cercle en effet offre la possibilite de se rencontrer, de discuter, d'ecouter des disques ou des orateurs divers, et tout cela dans une ambiance detendue et sympathique.
Cette annee encore, comme les precedentes, le cercle franc,-ais de I' ccole a poursuivi ses activitcs regulierement, grace au devouement de M. Woollett dont la presidence est aussi discrete qu'eflicace, et grace au dynamisme de Williams, qui a joue cette annee le role de secretaire. Au terme de cette annee scolaire, on ne peut qu' esperer que le cercle continuera 11 avoir ses fldCles adeptes et que le choix de ses activitcs s' elargira encore; peut...etre aussi pe ut-on formuler le souhait que naisse un jour, sur le modele du cercle franc,-ais, un cercle allemand.
Owing to a discouragingly Iow membership this year our activities have been somewhat cur
tailed. However, during the autumn term we heard an interesting selection of church music on record, for which we are indebted to Mr. Jenkin. This ranged through the whole spectrum of the subject from orthodox liturgical music to Benjamin Britten's work.
The highspot of our year was as usual the annual c.E.M. Conference, held this year at Brockhill School, Hythe. Although not quite as successful as its predecessor most Sixth Formers who attended found something to interest them in the somewhat abstract topic 'Honest Doubt'. Our school sent one of the largest contingents and the paper prepared by our Upper Sixth was well received.
Despite its name the Christian Education Movement is not a society exclusive to Christians or
educationalists, so a leavening of non-believers would be most welcome in the future. A word of thanks, too, to our mentor, Mr. Payne, whose encouragement and kind hospitality
are much appreciated by all our members. D. H. POWELL (L. 6 J.).
Christian Union
During the past twelve months about six meetings have been held each term on Wednesday afternoons. They have covered a wide range of activities ranging from a Son-et-lumiere through quizzes, games, filmstrips, dramatics to talks and discussions led by guest speakers. Particularly successful wete a Desert Island Discs programme and a sound strip on Christian radio work in the Seychelles.
In addition to meetings III School there have been gatherings at the homes of boys and staff with Bible study discussions and prayer. Particularly enjoyed by all was a visit to The British and Foreign Bible Society in London, and also a barbecue on Deal beach. Most of the meetings have been very well attended, with representatives from most years in the
School. M.J.F.

Choir and Orchestra
The orchestra took part in two major events during the School year: a short recital of pieces (some of them quite ambitious) was played at the beginning of Guest Evening and music was also played at the Spring Fair in less formal surroundings. The orchestra is still deficient in string players but the wind section is now better balanced.
The choir contributed several items to Guest Evening and later in the year sang sea-shanties very lustily and only a little less precisely at the May Ball. At the moment the choir is somewhat depleted owing to the external examinations, nevertheless it should be at full strength again for its recital at Deal at the end of the summer term.
A concert given at River for the Old People was greatly appreciated: the Choir sang some of the pieces it had prepared during the year, C. Stubbs sang a solo from Handel's Passion, G. Horton played part of a Mozart horn concerto, and the present writer played a recorder sonata by Murrill, and Music for a trio of recorders (with R. Clare and W. Fittall). M. Diver (clarinet) and G. Fagg (piano) played music by Finzi at a Town Hall organ recital given by Mr. Jenkin and the choir contributed to a recital given by Mr. Best.
A. P. SMITH (L. 6).
Middle School Club
The newly formed Middle School Club under the guidance of Mr. Bird proved to be a great success. We learnt from the mistakes of the club four years ago and two clubs were formed, the Fourth Form Club and the Third Form Club, under the one body.
The Fourth Form Club: The fourth form seemed very keen on the new club and 66 membership cards were sold within three days. Four meetings were held before the end of the summer term. Fifteen members turned up for the fIrSt meeting and attendances steadily increased. Along with Mr. Bird, thanks must be expressed to Mr. Denham and Mr. Hrusa-Marlow who were always prepared to help at each of the meetings. The smooth running was also due to several members, notably Sawyer, Clayton, Padfield and the King cousins. Three of the four members of the organizing committee left the Club shortly after the start, but a team effort on behalf of the members sufficed. We sincerely hope that the fourth form's moving into the fifth form will not be the end of the existing Club but that it will continue vigorously.
S. J. OXENHAM (4 D.). The Third Form Club: After much hard work the previous half term the fortnightl y Friday meetings of the Third Form Club first appeared on the calendar this summer term and were regularl y attended by some 20-30 boys. Mr. Hrusa-Marlow and several virile sixth formers directed the basketball in the gym, while in the assembly hall Mr. Bird, amid hypnotic pop music and bottles of soft drink, kept a watchfi.11 eye over the table tennis and snooker. (He was often challenged but rarely beaten!).
The Club will continue next year when some more evenings, involving parents, have been planned.
The Chess Club
After a period of vicissitudes the Chess Club has flourished this year. Membership has risen
to over 50 and we have managed to replenish our stock of chess sets.
We have played five matches with other schools and have won them all.
Next year we intend to enter local and national competitions and to join a scheme of Chess Mf'r;t Certificates.
D. H. POWEU (L. 6 J.).

Everyone had anticipated that the 1st Xl's 1968/9 season would be more successful than the previous one because the better players in last year's Invicta Cup-winning side had made their logical way into the senior ranks. The way in which the younger players accepted respnsibilities augured well for the future. The team trained hard and were receptive to coaching but their inability to score goals put a great strain on the defence. The public school enthusiasm of victorious St.Edmund's was an early reminder that team spirit had to complement individual skill but both these qualities were abundantly evident when the School inflicted the only defeat on Simon Langton's G.S. There can be little doubt that if next season the almost unchanged team plays as well as it did against Simon Langton's Dover G.S. will have one of the best school teams in Kent. G. Oxenham and P. Nash plaved for the successful Kent Senior Schools' 1st XI and attended the International Schools' Festival at Bognor. Nash played in every game and it did not escape the international selectors' eyes that coupled with his cultured left foot he only stopped running during the interval. The School entered the Bromley 6's but quickly bowed out to the eventual winners and old rivals, Harvey G.S. They should be col11mended for picking themselves out of the mud to reach the fmal of the Plate Competition, losing 3-2 to Ashford G.S.
The School U.16 XI started the season as co-holders of the Kent Invicta Trophy. It re£lects the strength of the School's soccer to say that again we reached the last four but finally lost 3-1 to Raven's Wood School, Brol111ey, after leading for over half the game.
Allowing Archer's Court School to score three times out of the four that they reached the School's penalty area and only scoring twice themselves (hitting the woodwork does not colUlt) the U .15 XI lost in the fmal of the Hart Cup. Several members of the team should be able to find senior team places next season.
The only defeat of the U.14 Xl's twelve games was at the hands of Astor in the fmt match of the season, when the side lost 5-3. In the local challenge cup competition, the team progressed through the earlier rounds beating St. Edmund's and Walmer Secondary 4-2 and 5-1 respectively. In the final the side played its best football of the season, running out a 5-0 winner over Archer's Court. The team's success was due to tremendous effort and enthusiasm, unwillingness to accept defeat, and a willingness to play as a team, but particular mention must be made of S. Welburn, who held the defence together on many occasions when it was under pressure.
Although the U.12 Xl's early results were poor, a more settled team later played with skill, considerable enthusiasm and apparently inexhaustible energy so that wins eventually outnumbered losses when Aylesham were beaten in the final of the President's Cup.
The 1st and 2nd XVs once more operated on a squad basis and by the end of the season were playing quite good rugby. As usual fitness and enthusiasm were needed to compensate for skill but nevertheless the hard work proved worthwhile and enjoyable. The final spirited win over the Old Boys made up for any previous disappointments. Colours were awarded to Wi!cox, Williams and Piddlesden.
Although it was never tested by strong opposition, this year's U.15 team was an outstandingly good one, scoring 200 points with none scored against it. Fitness and skilful teamwork lay behind this success, although teamwork sometimes suffered when individuals discovered they could beat the opposition on their own. There were no weaknesses in this team; perhaps special mention might be made of Bartlett for his good captaincy, Benge for dominating the lineout, Coles for his reliability and developing aggressive running at scrum-half and Hilton for his sheer skill. This group should provide the nucleus for a very strong 1st XV for the next few years.
The U.14 had few representative matches and in those it played displayed little cohesive rugby. The weakness of the opposition on most occasions led to a lamentable absence of team play and gross exhibitions of selfish individualism.
The U.13 XV made considerable progress during the season, winning half of its games. Several of the forwards developed the hunting instinct so vital for possession of the ball and for backing up. Dugard and Graham played bravely but could not hide the threequarters' dislike for tackling or being tackled.

The 1st XI has not had a good season largely owing to inadequate batting and lack of a penetrating bowler. There has been a reluctance to practise hard either during or after school. The side is, however, young and should realise its potential more regularly next season. Colours have been reawarded to Summers as easily the most outstanding performer with bat and ball and newly awarded to Pickering for some good batting and fielding displays.
The 2nd XI has enjoyed the cricket and although beset with selection problems has been reasonably successful. It may be that in future years 2nd Xl cricket may disappear unless there is more enthusiasm shown.
The U.IS, too, enjoyed its cricket. The bowling was always good, fielding became good but frail batting caused the loss of several matches that should have been won. King and Oxenham were hostile and accurate opening bowlers, while Gretton's leg-breaks took many wickets and Warr was a useful left-arm supporting bowler. Sherrell kept wicket very well and captained the side intelligently; his field-placing was excellent, and by the second half of the season the side as a wh(,le fielded reliably and took some good catches.
The U.14 side was the only one of this year's cricket teams to have more wins than losses. They owe more than they appreciate to the level-headed good sense of their captain, Redsull, who brought sanity to many an occasion of tragi-comedy. Dale bowls in a style that could develop very successfully. Kennett and Gibson are keen cricketers in need of inches. Pratt fields exceptionally well, a rare virtue.
Most cricket reports imply that the team under review should have won most of its matches. The U .13 team was keen and willing to practise, even willing to learn. Burton, Nutt, Howard and Herrett all bat in recognisably good style. Bloor is a useful bowler who should be very good in four years' time. The fielding was poor and general inexperience so rampant that even the most long-suffering umpire-coach could only bow his head in silent prayer.
The U.12's wins balanced losses but performance was very erratic owing to the team's dependence on a few individuals. Clarry was the most promising all-rounder, Fox bowled steadily and Bloomfield and Smilt had their moments. Otherwise keenness was more in evidence than actual skill, though there are others who have ability that could be developed.
The season this year was notable for many changes. The standards system was revised to enable senior boys to obtain standards in P.E. periods. The less able were given a point for turning out and in some of the longer distances the boys obtained a point for finishing the course. Metrication, which resulted in the scrapping of all previous Sports Day track records, has been remarkably well accepted especially by the junior boys. It does, however, seem to diminish the glory of some field event performances.
Standards evenings were made open for all age groups and as-usual they were well attended by the Junior School but there was a surprising lack of Middle School boys, which is where most of the athdetic talent lies. There was a gladdening increase in the number of standard points gained by senior boys.
FolJowing standards Priory had a narrow lead over Frith, but on Sports Day itsclfFrith emerged victorious owing to their better individual performances. The final positions were Frith, Priory, Park, Astor. The Senior Champion was P. J. Smith, the Intermediate Champion S. Alvey and the Junior Champion P. Ledgerwood.
The School teams competed in five matches, a sixth being rained off. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd form teams all won their matches against Astor School. The U.16's, probably the strongest section of the School team, suffered a narrow defeat early in the season in a four-school match at the D.Y.R.M.S., finishing a dose second to Sevenoak_. However, later in the season they defeated eleven schools to win the Powell Trophy in a meeting notable for many good performances. From this team Sawyer, Stubbs, Benge, Archer and A]vey deserve special mention for their consistency and high standard of performance.
The senior team was, alas, made up of far too few doing far too much, and it was not until late in the season that its talent was exploited to the full and the load shared. In our annual match with

Dover College and Chatham House School the senior team was placed equal second behind Dover College, the U.16's being placed first.
At the S.E. Kent trials 26 boys entered with remarkable success. 12 of them were selected to represent S.E. Kent in the championships at Gillingham. Of these Fisher was unopposed in the pole vault, P. J. Smith was 3rd in the senior javelin and Rainsley was 5th in the junior hurdles.
Full colours were awarded to P. J. Smith and W. James. Representative colours were awarded
to A. D. Cook, S. Jacques, B. Tranter and J. Dean. P. J. SMITH.
Sailing Club
The National Schools' Regatta at Whits table was the event of the year for the large number of D.G.S.S.c. members who attended. Catt and Johnson were the overall winners in the Mirror class but other placings were not very good, with the exception of Aylen in Square and Stubbs in Millie who came first in individual races.
This year Aylen and Linsley were all placed at the Maidstone Enterprise Open Meeting. They also won a Harp Lager-sponsored race with one dozen cans of lager as a prize.
A team race against the D.Y.R.M.S. on a drizzling, windless day resulted in a convincing win despite the unfamiliarity of their Firefly dinghies. Regrettably it was necessary to cancel the proposed match against Sevenoaks School since in the current year our Enterprise fleet has been considerably reduced by the loss of privately owned boats belonging to Messrs. Iverson, Aylen and Bray. The Bevan Cup series of single-handed races were sailed in three heats and a fmal. R. Clare put up a good performance in both heat and final, although R. Bruce was close behind him at the finish.
The Elimination Trials for the National Regatta team were sailed at the Blue Circle Club at Cliffe. Conditions were difficult owing to rain and a very strong blustery wind, but J. Catt and Rosalind Bell in the Enterprise class and F. Catt in the Mirror class won their series and were both selected for the county team. R. Clare and P. Chambers, although absent from the trials owing to a conflicting Enterprise meeting at Dover, were also selected. P. Elms and J. Landman, despite a capsize, enjoyed themselves so muchi'n their Mirror that they are going to Wakefield as a private entry.
Wc have been sorry this year to lose Mr. Bray's services as a sailing instructor and as a R.C.P.Y.C. member. Faced with examinations in the near future he has felt obliged to drop out of active suPFort. Mr. Cunnington has undertaken the greater part of the year's instruction and with the advantage of a time-tabled sailing period on Tuesday afternoon he has made extremely good progress with the training of novices.
The helmsman situation has at last improved. P. Elms, C. Stubbs and A. Jones have now passed their helmsman's tests, but the departure of A ylen, Linsley and Bruce will make a great difference, especially in racing. There is even one school-trained girl helmswoman at last!
Mr. Large's Heron, Bitza, was sold in the spring but the sale came too late to permit the acquisition of the proposed Mirror this year, and anyway quite a bit more cash will be required. Mirror dinghies owned by Elms, Landman and Stubbs have been in constant use and have helped considerably in teaching novices. All three School Enterprises now have two sets of sails and appear quite evenly matched, but competition will not be so great now thatJ. Aylen has sold Square.
As well as nobly agreeing to increase their subscriptions to £1 the School helmsmen have done much to help racing in Dover. Several hold responsible offices in the Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club such as Beachmaster, Safety Boat Officer, Equipment Officer, Assistant Recorder, Enterprise Class Captain and Cadet Captain. These are no empty titles, but involve the bearers in much hard work. The School can well be proud of its record of service to sailing.
J. A. MORRIS (Sailing Captain).

Cross-Country Running
Once again the School's senior cross-country team did not meet with much success in interschool competitions although it was never placed last. In the S.E. Kent Championships, however, teams from all age groups represented the School successfully and a number of boys were selected to represent the area in the Kent Championships, although in the event a team from this area did not travel.
What the team lacks is not talent but the willingness to train often and hard enough. Until this
kind of enthusiasm is present the School will not be able to compete on level terms with its rivals. Full colours were rea warded to Jacques and representative colours went to Beal, James, Ledger
wood, Hodgson, Sedgwick and Lawrence. S. JACQUES.
The School teams had considerable success especially in the latter part of the year. In the East Kent Section of the Team Championship, the junior team reached the quarter-final being knocked out by the eventual winners, and the senior team reached the semi-final. The School has also had sporadic success in individual competitions throughout Kent. The highlight of the year came when P. Curtis just missed a place in the national championships by being fifth after a fight-off in the County Schools' Championship. He was also selected to fight in the junior Kent team which won the county match against Somerset. The house championship was won this year by Priory with a total of 40 points foHowed by Frith (36 pts.), Park (28 pts.) and Astor (17 pts.). Overall the general standard of fencing within the school has improved rapidly and we expect even better results next year.
It has been a busy basketball season, with an unusually varied programme.
A lunch hour league provided a large number of third formers with their first competitive
experience. The games were spirited, both on the part of the spectators as well as the players. The winning team called themselves the 'Red Arrows.' A similar fourth form league was won by the 'Rambling Riblothians.'
Park won the senior section of the house competition, and were the overall winners. In the junior section, Frith, Park and Priory each won two of their three matches.
Of the school junior teams, the Under 15's were the outstanding side, losing only one of their matches. They reached the semi-fmal of the Kent schools' knock-out competition before going out to Dartford Technical School, but were successful in winning the East Kent One-Day Tournament. The competition involved twelve teams and was concluded by an all Dover G.S. final in which our Under 15's defeated the Under 16's.
Our youngest team, the Under 14's, showed a useful blend of speed and height, which should form a sound foundation on which to build a team of the future. They were keen enough to turn out for two matches during the Christmas holidays against a team from Essex.
Our seniors played under various names and groupings. J. Dennis, J. Kilmurray, P. Hall and T. Warren, along with sundry Old Boys, staff and friends formed pharosians 1. The team finished the season as runners-up in Division 1. of the East Kent League. The other players_M. Beal, 1. Best, A. Cook, 1. Elder, P. Kemp, D. Piddlesden and J. Summers_formed pharosians n in the East Kent Division n.
Boys in Pharosians I were awarded school colours, and those in pharosians n representative tics. For school matches, players were selected from both sections. Unfortunately, the two different
elements did not combine too well, and the results were disappointing. This was the case in the Kent Schools' senior competition. The team reached the final, but lost narrowly to Chislehurst and Sidcup G.S.
Hall, Kilmurray and Dennis were all selected for the Kent Schools' senior team, and played in games against Bucks. and Herts. Dennis was also a member of the East Kent men's team, and played regularly in the S.E. Area Premier League.

Under 1441
Under 1541
Under 1625
pharosians II610
Pharosians I153
Gymnastics in Britain is a minority sport, and the national, inborn instinct favours chasing a ball rather than a more subjective type of body movement. The devotee of the sport needs rather specialised qualities - a light, well-muscled body with a good sense of balance and co-ordination, persistence to practise, and a certain amount of dash and daring.
This pattern applies to gymnastics in the school, at least in the upper part. Whereas the youngsters enjoy throwing their bodies about, the idea becomes distasteful when the adolescent period of rapid growth makes bodies heavier and more unwieldy.
However, even allowing for this natural tendency, less and less boys in the upper school arc now showing an interest in the sport. The present generation seem to prefer their game of cards, or form room gossip, and the senior gym club, once a flourishing concern, is now virtually defunct.
When called on to make the effort, many boys are capable of producing competent performances. Such an occasion was the annual senior house gym competition, where glimpses of talent were evident, but little of the polished displays that careful preparation would have produced.
Of this year's four house teams, Park had more than their farc share of ability, and won by a handsome margin. 1. Luff had the distinction of carrying off the individual honours for the third time. Park's junior team also triumphed.
SeniorsPark432IndividualL. Luff125
Astor304B. Twist104
Priory 268
JuniorsPark356C. Dugard65
Priory353A. Mummery 63
Frith309H. Elsom62
Astor 271
No school teams were forthcoming for the county gymnastics championships, but we did produce a junior trampoline team of H. Elsom, N. Humpheries, R. Gandy and A. Mummery, which won its section of the county competition, and retained the trophy gained by last year's team.
A. Mummery was selected for the Kent trampoline team, and took part in the national championships at Birmingham.

As far as the team is concerned, this season has been one of building for the future. Two members came from the Middle School and although this inevitably means a lack of experience this was compensated for by an ability which augurs well for next year. The School only played two matches, largely because several arranged during the early part of the season were cancelled owing to rain.
We were ab]e to purchase a tennis net and to put down a third grass court with some of the money collected at the last Spring Fair. Unfortunately the posts worked loose during the wet weather and they were not replaced. Nevertheless, the courts (two hard and two grass) were in constant use, in particular by juniors on Mondays and by seniors on Fridays. The House Championship was fmally completed after several postponements early in the season. The courts are still far from satisfactory, but we look forward to better facilities in the future.
;.At the end of the summer term 1968 the whole of the team left school. Consequendy it was deciped to start training a new team recruited from the fourth year. The chief difficulty in developin!!; _ strong team is the lack of space for regular training sessions as the Dining Hall is obviously not available during the lunch hour.
The game, therefore, was played in 1968/9 for training and pleasure rather than in a fiercely competitive spirit. We think we have the nucleus of a team for 1969/70 and a fair chance of success in local matches.
For the Judo team the story remains the same - lack of opposition and lack of facilities leading to little competition. King's School, Canterbury, however, remains a sure ally and provides about four matches a term, which help to keep the team in trim. Unfortunately a few of our members have left recendy, thus weakening the team, so I hope next year to see the introduction of some new blood from the fifth form and with it renewed vigour.
House Notes
Although managing to tie with Frith for second place in 1967/8, this year has been on the whole
disappointing, with a few bright patches.
Probably our biggest success has been in cross-country. This success has been due largely to the efforts of Jacques both in actual running and in his persuasive talents for getting peopJc to run for the House. Other runners, notably Ledgerwood and Scott, lower in the school promise success in years to come.
We have had varied success in the Middle School Pentathlons - in October we came first, in March we came third, whilst the latest has still to be played.
Other sports had generally poor results. Our worst defeat occurred on Sports Day, where our position was largely determined by the very few standard points gained. Once again our thanks must go to the Lower and Middle Schools, and especially to A]vey (Intermediate Champion) and to Ledgerwood (Junior Champion).
It can be seen from these results that it is the lower half of the school who have made an attempt, but congratulations must go to the few in the Upper School who have made a genuine effort for the House. Finally our thanks must go to Mr. Marriott for his unending but unrewarded labours.

Faced in the autumn with the unprecedented position of having been deposed from our oncesecure pedestal at the top of the House Championship for two years, a much greater effort was required from all sections of the House if Frith was to regain her deserved prestige. Unfortunately, however, events did not turn out quite as hoped and, having lost the majority of our more conscientious senior boys after the Christmas examinations, we now fll1d ourselves in third position, a short head behind Priory with Park a further two lengths in the lead. Nevertheless, all hope is not yet lost since cricket and tennis remain undecided and with convincing victories in these, as we can indeed expect, the position can easily be reversed.
The year began well with successful results in football, largely due to the skill of the House 1st XI which contained no less than six members of the School team. Although the Lower School did not particularly excel itself at this early stage, it undoubtedly came more into its own when the time for cross-country arrived. The sight of practically the whole first two years in Frith scampering across the Downs must have inspired even the most pessimistic member of the House and, although victory was not to be ours, congratulations must go to those young members for their concerted effort. Impressive in cross-country, the lower and junior sections of the House once again showed their enthusiasm for gymnastics, fencing and basketball and thanks to their excellent contributions in these fields much more satisfactory results were obtained than could be expected with the sadly depleted, and sometimes apathetic, senior teams. Senior degeneration was further witnessed in rugby, where unwillingness to participate went a long way to producing that very serious deficit of House points which is the main reason for our now uncustomary position.
It was not until Sports Day that all sections of the House pulled together at the same time. Although slightly behind in standard points at the beginning of the day, every member of the House teams did all that was physically possible to ensure victory. As a result, we came away not only with the House Cup for Sports Day but also provided the Senior Champion and a llI;_ority of the other prizewinners. This success was a warning to all other Houses and ought to serve as a reminder to Frith itself that if all sections of the House strive simultaneously and with the maximum of effort, then there is no rival too fierce or too formidable.
In conclusion, I should like to express my own thanks and those of the whole House to that distinguished body of advisers without whose co-ordinating assistance little could have been achieved, namely, Mr. Jacques and all the other House Masters. With their unwavering guidance at the helm next year, I feel sure that, whatever the outcome of this year's Championship, Frith will once again be showing the other Houses the way.
The year opened with victory after resounding victory. We swept the board in virtually everything, gaining most points for basketball, rugby, football, gymnastics, and we were second only to Astor in the Powell Cup Race.
Endowed with the spirit that won last year's championship the members of the House put their shoulders to the wheel, and with both individual and massed efforts built up a mammoth lead in points that we thought unassailable. But with the advent of the summer term and examinations the 'House spirit' was drowned in a tidal wave of complacency.
Despite gallant individual efforts, we were sadly put in the shade on Sports Day. We fared badly in the Pentathlons held during the year and failed to excel on the cricket field, gaining yet another third place with but a few meagre weeks to the end of the school year. The possession of the shield is still in the balance. One can only hope that the magnificent efforts displayed by all in the flfSt half of the year will tip that balance favourably our way.
Not all the credit for any House achievement should go only to the boys. I am sure that the whole House will endorse my thanks to Mr. Murphy and all other House Masters, without whose co-ordinating assistance little could have been achieved.

When I reflect on the achievements of the House this year I realise that congratulations are in order for the younger half, but am aware that our position would have been more satisfactory if there had been more support from the senior section.
At the end of the autumn term we were fourth, because of a shortage of footballers and crosscountry runners at the top of the House. In cross-country the first and second year members are to be congratulated on their enthusiasm while the senior section only produced three runners to finish within the time limit. The junior basketball team came equal first and the seniors second, the teams obtaining second position in the Championship.
The spring term proved more promising and by the end we had ascended to second position, a short way ahead of Frith. The third year XV did not lose a single match while the senior part of the House excelled itself by only losing one match to Park, and that by only three points. The fencing team, comprising first to fourth formers, won the competition by a small margin and the junior gym. team had equal success although the seniors showed more enthusiasm than skill.
Thanks mainly to the standard points by the younger part of the House and a small minority of the senior, we again gave Frith a close fight on Sports Day and the final position only became clear towards the end of the afternoon when we had to concede the match.
At the time of writing this report, with tennis and cricket still to be completed, the House is second - ten points ahead of Frith. We are in a stronger position than we were at this time last year, a position we should not hold were it not for the support of Mr. Woollett and the other House Masters.
In conclusion I should like to thank personally the small minority of the Upper School who have
been seen representing the House in every aspect of its activity. N.]. FRIGHT.
Astor 202Frith 237tPark 292tPriory 218
Parents' Association
Chairlllall: Mr. D. Totman, 1 The Boulevard, Avlesham.
HoII. Secretary: Mrs. B. Harrison, 87 Lewisham Road, River. HoII. Treasurer: Mr. D. Baker, "Northside," Eaves Road, Dover. Coll1l11ittee:Dover:Mrs. Lawson, Mrs. Slaughter, Mr. Clark, Mr. Davidson,
Mr. Friend, Mr. Pearce.
Deal: Mrs. Bailey, Mr. Aldred.
Country: Mrs. Court.
School: Mr. Colman, Mr. Walker, Mr. Payne, Miss Beets.
Another Spring Fair was held this year, and the committee would like to thank all parents who
gave so generously of their time and money to make it so successful. The main items of equipment provided by the Association during the year are a reflex camera, sports equipment, furniture for the Prefects' Room, timber for cricket sight screens which are bcing made by the boys, a grass tennis court and computer punches. As well as many boys benefitting from the financial results of the Spring Fair, it has proved to be of great social value in that parents have met and worked together with other parents, boys and staff. Plans are already in hand for another one in 1970, which everyone hopes will be as successful and enjoyable as the previous two.

The Old Pharosians
(Founder: F. Whitehouse, Esq., M.A.)
OFFICERS 1968-69.
President: T. E. Archer, Esq.
Vice-President: K. H. Ruffell, Esq.
Hon. Treasurer: Rev. W. F. Kemp, The Rectory, Denton, Canterbury.
Hon. Secretary: H. R. Slater, Meadow Cottage, Sandwich Road, Whitfield.
Asst. Hon. Secretary: P. A. Slater. Committee: The Headmaster, E. H. Baker, D. M. Gunn, E.]. Maynard, A. A. Tolputt,
G. Tutthill, D. G. Weaver, S.]. Wen born, R. W. Winter, and from the
Staff W. H. ]acques, P. Piddock and B. W. Denham.
The Association is open to all past students of the School. A cordial invitation is extended to all boys leaving School to join and thereby to keep in touch with the School and their former friends. The subscription is 2s. 6d. for the fIrSt year and Ss. od. per annum thereafter, or £44s. od. for Life membership. The Old pharosians' tie and the blazer badge may be obtained from G. Lock, Outfitters, 60 Biggin Street, Dover. Initial subscriptions may be handed or sent to Mr. Ruffell who will ensure they are passed to the Hon. Treasurer. During the year two copies of the Old pharosians News Letter are issued to all members of the Association.
In conjunction with the Parents' Association a very successful Annual Ball is arranged at the School during mid-May. In July the Old Boys Cricket Match on the last Saturday of term is now recognised as a social event, when it is possible to entertain our wives and families to tea and to meet members of the Staff (past and present) and friends of former years on the lower playingficld. The last Saturday in September is "Old Boys' Day" at the School. As an experiment this year we are holding the Annual General Meeting at 11.30 a.m., followed by a four course Lunch in the Dining Hall. During the afternoon there will be the Old Boys' Soccer Match followed by tea. On the last Saturday in March there is the Annual Rugger Match. Volunteers are always welcomed for any of the matches and Old Boys wishing to play should drop a line to the School indicating their availability.
A number of Old Boys contribute to a Trust Fund from which money can be used by the Head
master for the good of the School. The main object of the Association is to be of service to the School.