Nicknamed ‘Starchy’, for he rarely unbent from his strict role as he taught Geography. He was a taskmaster who had no favourite, but he did have a considerable influence. His most distinguished pupil, who became a Professor of Geography, wrote that “he had a great grasp of the subject, the gift of opening windows into the world and always emphasised his belief that understanding the mutual relationship of man and his environment was the key to a better world”.
A keen footballer and cricketer in his younger days he was Housemaster of Devonshire House for all his time at School. Honest and sincere with wide interests and firm convictions.