The Wodehouse connection

Elmhurst School for Boys

30th January 2012

We were honoured to welcome Dr Joe Spence, Master of Dulwich College, to Elmhurst on Friday.
I was introduced to Dr Spence at an event during the summer, and as soon as he discovered the connection between our two schools he was eager to come and visit – an offer we of course jumped at!

What is the connection? Well, the famous comic novelist P.G.Wodehouse is an alumnus (old boy) of ours, and he went on from Elmhurst to Dulwich College. P.G.Wodehouse, writer of the Jeeves and Wooster novels, adored his early years and held enormous affection for his schools. Dulwich College now has a very fine archive of his works, and indeed has a recreation of his study. Dr Spence has kindly invited boys from Year 6 to visit the archive later this year.

Whilst here, Dr Spence spoke to our assembly about Wodehouse’s life and his achievements, which he managed despite having to overcome many obstacles in his life. His talk was inspiring for us all and we will certainly be taking him up on his offer later in the year.
What ho? A motivating Friday.

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