Letter: James Meade: not a bullied boy

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From Mr G. H. Chesterton

Sir: Further to Richard Schofield's letter (4 January) about Professor James Meade's time at Malvern, I would like to put the record straight. Professor Meade was a boy at Malvern during the inspired headmastership of FS Preston, to whom any suggestion of bullying was anathema. Preston relied considerably for discipline on a carefully chosen body of senior boys, and James Meade was among this number. Meade won nine school prizes and an open scholarship to Oriel, hardly the achievements of a persecuted boy.

Yours faithfully,

G. H. Chesterton

Malverian Society

Malvern College

Worcestershire

9 January

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