Eleanor Doughty

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Peter Green, headmaster at Rugby School, on bursaries, selling Old Masters and why he’s not worried about Jeremy Corbyn. By Eleanor Doughty

Rugby was immortalised in Tom Brown’s School Days, but its headmaster, Peter Green, is brandishing another book — a Christie’s catalogue with the school’s name on it. During an attic clear-out items were discovered in an archive room and were put up for sale. They had been given to the school in around 1880 by the Old Rugbeian Matthew Holbeche Bloxam, and included Chinese ceramics and British watercolours.

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