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Winter Edition 2019

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  • Fenwick
  • Holidays
  • Off
  • Kidzania
  • Guide
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  • Ramsay
  • Recipe
  • Cake
  • Hussain
  • Coren
  • Forte
  • Seedlip
  • Nadiya
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Maths
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  • Luxury
We've gone all foodie this term! Fantastic interviews with Sir Rocco Forte, Giles Coren, Nadiya Hussain and Tilly Ramsay shares her brilliant Rainbow cake recipe. Plus, Dermot O'Leary has written a children's book! Definitely one for the stocking, along with other picks we have for you in our top notch Christmas Gift Guide. And if that is not enough, we have the make-up and beauty tips to make sure you are party fabulous this season. Downlaod it now or read it on our School Notices App if you are not at a member school giving you a printed copy.

HEAD SPACE Who or what

HEAD SPACE Who or what inspired you to teach? Three things: firstly, my grandfather was a Headmaster and my aunt a Deputy Head, so there may be a genetic explanation; secondly, I loved my school years, particularly my Sixth Form at Haileybury; thirdly, the ability to influence, shape and help transform the lives of young people is the greatest privilege there is. Do you have an all time favourite book? Virgil’s The Aeneid. The human experience in its entirety can be found somewhere in it. What music do you listen to? Favourite piece or song? Primarily classical and opera, but I also do a good line in late 1990s house and techno! Wagner’s Götterdämmerung is unsurpassed. If I could only listen to Act 3 for the rest of my life, I’d die happy. Favourite play or musical? I saw Hamilton earlier this year - it is a remarkable piece of theatre. Truly ground-breaking and breath-taking to experience in the flesh. Your personal motto in life? Suis non sibi semper which translates as “For your team, and not yourself, always” If you could only bring three things to a desert island what HEAD space James Dahl, new Head of Wellington College on the dreams, passions and experiences that have shaped him would they be? My family, a cocktail-making kit, my Spotify account. Who would your five ideal dinner guests be (famous, living or dead)? I’d like to make it quite punchy! The 1st Duke of Wellington, Napoleon, Julius Caesar, Pericles and Garibaldi. If you were invisible for the day what would you do? Walk around the final day of the Masters at Augusta with the final group. If you weren’t headmaster, what would be your dream job? I wanted to become a DJ for much of my teenage years. I still have my decks and record collection so perhaps the dream might still happen! Your favourite subject at school? Probably Politics, but I loved Latin and Greek as well. Any signature dishes? I make a mean Crème Brulee ice-cream. As the new Head, what do you hope to bring to Wellington? Energy, visibility, enthusiasm, clarity of purpose, and warmth. What three things do you need to be a successful headmaster? Only three?! Vision, values, and a good sense of humour. What is the best advice you would give one of your new school joiners? Work hard, be kind and respectful, pursue every cocurricular opportunity which takes your fancy, and be yourself. In one sentence, what is your school’s ethos? To provide a genuinely holistic education which a) is inspiring and transformational b) supports all pupils to be happy, flourish and become the best they can be and c) prepares them for a world which doesn’t yet exist. 70 ★ W I NTER 19

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