56 James Street, When a student joins in year 7, he is given the colour which was the colour to the year 11 the previous academic year. Geraint Talfan Davies reviews biographies of two men who shaped Britain in the twentieth century.
In many ways they could not have been more different, coming as they did from opposite ends of the social scale. “Bevin, baptised by full immersion at the age of 20, was a Baptist Sunday School teacher and a lay preacher until lapsing in his forties.”. Early life. Prior to 1980, the school was divided into four houses each with a different tie and badge colours: Faraday (green), Shaftesbury (red), Wellington (yellow) and Churchill (blue).
Bevin, on the other hand, was Minister of Labour and National Service from 1940 to 1945 (having been elected to Parliament unopposed to make it possible) and Foreign Secretary from 1945 to 1951 in the Attlee Government. In 1907 Haldane was also involved in the founding of Imperial College. In response to Ernest Bevin's initiative — or threat — to organise the British zone independently, U.S. Secretary of State James Byrnes offered to …
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