Untold Stories – Radley 175

Radley 175 – then and now

As we begin a year (or more) of celebrations for our 175th birthday, hear the story of the first one hundred years of Radley College told by Radleians in 1947. ‘Radley Retrospect’ – the Centenary Pageant – was written and performed by pupils and staff.

Part 1 – 1847 – founders

Part 2 – Financial disaster

Part 3 – Wars

Part 4 – Centenary

Sweets were still rationed but the prefects clubbed together to buy a box of chocolates for HRH Princess Elizabeth when she had tea with them for the Centenary

The cover revealed

Cover Story
We are pleased to reveal the cover design of our upcoming 175th anniversary book, Untold Stories.This book, to be published in March 2022 to coincide with the anniversary of the historic meeting of the founders in Turl Street, can be preordered at an early purchase discount price here

Infirmary, sanatorium, medical centre

In our latest video Clare Sargent, Archivist and Alex Gilley, Lead Nurse, chat about the Untold Story of the history of medicine at Radley.
Watch the video here

Sacred music

Continuing our series of videos previewing some of the ‘Untold Stories’ of Radley that will feature in our upcoming 175th anniversary book, Clare Sargent talks about the place of hymns at the College, including a rare recording for the BBC of Evensong at Radley from 1956 here

Untold Stories: The College Roll (and not a chicken one!)

The sense of one community coming together is one of the key aspects of Radley that the book will examine. To celebrate this unique community, the anniversary book will include the opportunity for all boys and staff to be listed in the College Roll of its 175th year.

You can also catch up with Clare Sargent talking through the ethos of the book in a preview video here