Countdown to Peace – an exhibition for WW1

23 days until Armistice

A school during wartime

Maintaining normal school routines must have been very difficult during the War.  Staff from all areas joined up or were conscripted, leaving the operational side very short-handed, while the teaching staff were replaced by much older, retired teachers or academics from Oxford who had never taught young boys at all.  Parents struggled to find fees, with their own staff or fathers at the Front and rising inflation. For all of them there was the constant question whether it was all futile: the War itself, educating those about to die, and the massive changes to society which the War brought about.

Today we feature: Programme for Entertainments, 21 December 1915. Note that Part 2 is dominated by Patriotic Songs