|1857. February 1st. Sunday
Fine but warm and thawing in the middle of the day. Warden preached on the natural badness of boys, a shrewd sermon, but not one, I think, that should be preached to boys themselves. He was always lays bare the springs.
William Wood’s Diary 1855-1861, ed. by Mark Spurrell, is available from Oxfordshire Record Society. These excerpts are presented to give a flavour of life at Radley in the 1850s