Visit by legendary Chair of Governors
Robert Maxwell (R1952) returned to Leighton Park with his son, keen to hear about and see the developments on the Park. Having served as Chair of Governors for 20 years and a member of the Board for 37 years, Robert played a crucial role in the setting the foundation of the school today, through turbulent times in the school’s history.
Meeting with members of staff and Sixth Formers, seeing a lesson in Art and enjoying lunch with the Bursar Keith Eldrington, and the Alumni & Archives team, Robert was fully briefed on the challenges faced in the last few years, and the steps taken to bring School in the strong poisition it is in today.
Another highlight for Robert was being able to see his original Travel Scholarship, now bound and kept safely in the Archives, with its detailed hand-drawn maps, carefully added photographs and detailed notes of his travels. Years later, Robert’s daughter Catherine also was a winner of a Travel Scholarship.
On top of a successful career, recognised in the award of a CBE for his role as CEO of the Kings Fund, Robert is also a published poet. Members of the English Department and also Deputy Head Eddie Falshaw had a fascinating conversation about poetry, especially Robert’s work with translating Persian poetry into english.