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Re: Some thoughts on schools)

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Posted by Martin Honor on January 04, 2017 at 23:54:30 user MartinH.

In Reply to: Some thoughts on schools) posted by Owen Roberts on January 03, 2017 at 16:42:30:

I think that during the 1930s schools had much more freedom in the subjects they did, or did not, teach.

My mother went to what I believe was a fairly good private school, which taught no science until about age 14 when biology was introduced. As far as I could gather there were no chemistry or physics lessons as such.

If Dick showed an early interest in sciences could he have gone to school that had a strong scientific leaning?

I too have always assumed that John was a "Pubs" entry to Dartmouth. The book "Dartmouth" by Evan Davies and Eric Grove, states:
The regulations between the wars meant that the entrance exam could only be taken once, between the ages of 13 years 4 months and 13 years 8 months."
The age on entry is not given, though I suspect successful applicants started the next term. (Dartmouth operated a term system until May 1937) This would probably have John entering Dartmouth as a Cadet for the summer term before PP, though conceivably it might be the September entry.

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