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David Anderson

Estates Bursar


I studied at the University of West of England and obtained a degree in quantity surveying in 1994, qualifying as a chartered surveyor in 1995. I worked in the private sector for 20 years and in 2005 became a partner with Ridge in Oxford, joining Radley in October 2008. I am responsible for all building development, maintenance, grounds and gardens. One of our best accomplishments was the redevelopment of the Old Gym, where we now have an outstanding new building, Clock Tower Court.

I am married with two young children and I would like to be better at real tennis and golf.

Tel: 01235 543123

Margie Asher

G Social Pastoral Housemistress


I joined Radley College in September 2014, having spent the previous four years in Yorkshire after arriving in the United Kingdom from Zimbabwe. I have a Banking background and have worked in various industries such as Recruiting , Real Estate , Travel and Hospitality. I have four grown up children and three granddaughters . My two youngest are at Oxford Brookes and the older two live in Yorkshire. I am a real home maker and enjoy baking , cooking and all aspects of home life; caring and looking after people gives me a great sense of satisfaction , so this position is my dream job.

Andrew Ashton



After Newcastle Royal Grammar School, I studied chemistry at Oxford. I then moved into the banking sector where I spent many enjoyable years in a variety of roles. Looking for a new challenge, I was appointed Bursar in September 2008 and am responsible for overseeing the financial and operational aspects of the College and the management of the non-teaching staff. There is never a dull day.

I am married to Jillian and we have a young son, Philip. In the occasional spare time I can find, I enjoy playing real tennis (in the College’s excellent sports centre) as well as running.

Tel: 01235 543122

Sarah Ballard

Head of Human Resources


After 20 years working for an international firm of chartered accountants, I decided to return to studying and gained a degree in human resource management. I have worked in HR since 2000 and joined Radley in 2004. With a small team working with me, we are responsible for all aspects of employment for more than 400 teaching and non-teaching staff. Nobody can say this job doesn’t bring new experiences.

I am a keen scuba diver and have recently dived in the UK, Maldives and the Red Sea; and am looking forward to my next trip which is to the Galapagos Islands.

Tel: 01235 543132

Simon Barlass

Head of French & Coordinator of Teaching and Learning


I am a graduate of Durham University where I studied French, Spanish and Russian at St. Chad’s College. I joined the Common Room at Radley in 1992 and have been Head of French since 2001 and head of MFL since 2005. I believe very passionately in the importance of learning languages, in the civilising benefits they can bring and in the way they encourage boys to consider aspects of their lives that will allow them to grow as fulfilled human beings, as well as successful exam candidates. I enjoy teaching 19th century texts and try to include references to French works of art, music and general culture whenever possible in my lessons while maintaining an emphasis on grammatical precision and authentic pronunciation.

John Beasley

Head of Shells


History Don since 2000 coaching Rugby, Cricket & Hockey. Head of Shell & Deputy CPO. Formerly Tutor of E Social and Master i/c Cricket. Previously Head of History (Abingdon), Headmaster (Beaudesert Park), History Don & temporary Head of History (Eton). MA Cantab 1982-85, PGCE 1988-89.

Chris Bedford

Head of Geology


Following six good years of student life, leading to a degree from Oxford University and a PhD from Durham, investigating the chemistry of rocks from Greenland, I worked for Esso as an exploration geophysicist, analysing data to find more gas reserves in the North Sea. Deciding that sitting behind a desk and computer did not quite offer the variety and stimulation that I wanted from life, I took the plunge and started a new career in teaching, and have been at Radley since 1993. As well as being Head of Geology, I also teach chemistry to IGCSE and look after lower-end rugby and cricket teams.

In the holidays I normally spend a ludicrous amount of time, money, and effort with my wife climbing Alpine mountains in both summer and winter.

Debbie Blackmore

Accounts / Fees Manager


I joined Radley in 1986 after working for a number of years at a temping agency. I am the Fees Manager and responsible for the running of the Accounts office which comprises six people. I am very passionate about football: in fact I am the chairman of a local football club in Abingdon. This is where I spend most of my free time, not playing but watching football. Luckily for me my husband is very passionate about football as well. I have a daughter, two step-children, five grandchildren and two large dogs.

Tel: 01235 543102

Victoria Buse



Promptly after completion of my Drama and English degree (Surrey University) I made my way to the Edinburgh Fringe, eager to see what this world renowned theatre festival had to offer.  After an inspiring whirlwind week I returned to London and immediately auditioned for Drama School.  I was cast in a 'Theatre in Education' tour a few months out of training. I hugely enjoyed the interactive post-show student workshops, so decided to sign up for my teacher training in Drama; I never looked back. 

I went on to join Hampton School as a Drama Teacher and over the course of 12 years became Head of Drama followed by Director of Performing Arts; I then embarked on a Gap Year where I returned to my performance roots working as an Actor and Drama Practitioner. 

I joined Radley College as Director of Theatre in September 2017.  Radley provides a truly unique setting for productions and facilitates great theatrical opportunities. I feel very fortunate to work alongside such an imaginative and committed theatre team and such talented and creative students.

Iain Campbell

Head of Classics

I came to teach at Radley in 1997, after completing a degree in Classics and a PGCE at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and took over as Head of Department in 2013. Like the rest of the Department, I am heavily involved in the extra-curricular life of the College, coaching rugby, hockey and cricket, and playing the latter two whenever I can find the opportunity. I also oversee the extra-curricular Philosophy at Radley, and have a long-standing interest in First World War Poetry and Heavy Metal music, having written articles on the influence of the Classics on both.


Derek Copson

Shop Manager


 I was born in Nottingham (hence a big Nottingham Forest fan) and went onto University to study Modern Languages with Political Studies. After University, I decided on a career in Retail and went on to work for a few “blue chip” companies including Dixons and Woolworths.

I started at Radley in August 2013 and love the level of contact with both boys and staff that comes with running the Shop.

Outside of Radley, my life tends to revolve around a fabulous family of Karen and three grown up children. I love my holidays, walking two energetic dogs and tending my garden.


Tel: 01235 543108

David Cox



I first encountered the game of Fives in Roald Dahl’s wonderful early autobiography, Boy, in which he writes:

“Fives is possibly the fastest ball-game on earth, far faster than squash, and the little ball ricochets around the court at such a speed that sometimes you can hardly see it. You need a swift eye, strong wrists and a very quick pair of hands to play fives well, and it was a game I took to right from the beginning.”

When I started at Ipswich School, I was very pleased to discover the Eton Fives courts, and proceeded to spend far too much time up at that end of the school. I had moderate success as a schoolboy, winning some smaller events and taking part in the National Championships. I continued playing Eton Fives throughout my university career, as well as playing for the Old Ipswichians. Winchester and Rugby Fives were both new to me when I joined Radley, and I have greatly enjoyed getting to grips with these varieties of the game

Harry Crump

Tutor of D Social and Head of English


I have been Tutor of D Social since 2011 and at Radley since 2004, where I teach English. Beyond the classroom, I coach hockey and tennis and I run a basketball team for enthusiasts, boys and colleagues alike. I have enjoyed introducing hundreds of Radleians to lacrosse over the past decade through the club which I run for 6.2 boys, and in the Summer Term I host the Radley Croquet Club for 6.1 boys: tea is compulsory! I play violin in the College Orchestra and – when time allows – sing in the Choral Society.

I grew up in the Galloway hills and like to scramble up slopes when the opportunity arises; recent expeditions have included taking boys up the ‘Three Peaks’ and taking on the ‘Welsh 3000s’.

My first degree is in Law – from Edinburgh – and I took an Open University degree in English Literature over the first years of my teaching career here.

I am married to Hattie, who teaches at a local Prep School, and our three young children are adept at making more noise than the whole Social put together.

Simon Dalrymple




My cricket career started playing age group cricket for Buckinghamshire before moving to Radley. I was coached by ARW in the 1st XI and played for the Oxford University Centre of Excellence from 2001-05. This allowed me to combine my studies with playing cricket in the Parks and to test myself against First Class opposition. I received Blues in 2002 and 2004 and enjoyed the challenge of playing against Cambridge in the 4 day Varsity games as well as the chance to play at Lord’s. 
Since returning to Radley to teach I have coached the Colts 1st XI and 2nd XI and took over the cricket club in October 2013. It feels like my cricket has gone full circle now working with Wags and trying to ensure that the club goes from strength to strength both at elite level as well as continuing to offer the best cricketing experience for all.

After studying A Levels in Spanish, French and History, I went to Christ Church Oxford to read French and Spanish.  Following time in Guatemala I went to Madrid in 2004 and spent a year working in a law firm before returning to take my final exams. I specialised in the literature of conquest of the New World in my final year and continue to love the range of opportunity offered by studying Spanish. Seeing boys start Spanish from scratch and develop a solid grammatical foundation as well as a genuine love for the subject is hugely rewarding and the department looks to encourage this through regular Spanish society events as well as trips to Spain in the Lower School and 6th form.   

Mell Devlin

B Social Pastoral Housemistress


I joined B Social as Pastoral Housemistress in January 2008, after relocating to England from Zimbabwe, where I had lived for most of my life. This has been a delightful and rewarding position. As I watch the boys transform into gentlemen, the daily routine just becomes more interesting and fulfilling.

Pam Dickens

Catering Manager


I have been the General Manager in the Catering department at Radley since 2006. I started my career in large hotels and restaurants gaining 20 years’ experience in this sector. In 2000, I moved into contract catering, managing the catering and hospitality for a London University, then to the business and industry sector for a multinational agrochemical company. Great food that is fresh, nutritional and home-cooked is at the heart of our service. We aim to educate the boys about new and different food, introducing interesting new recipes, yet always mindful of retaining the traditions that Radley is renowned for.

Tel: 01235 543118

David Edwards

Undermaster and Head of Academic Drama


I have been Head of Theatre Studies since 2013. Previously I was Tutor of H Social, and on arrival at Radley was Head of Drama for four years. I taught drama and English at Christ's Hospital and then moved to Uppingham where I ran a boarding house. I have taught at Radley since 1996.

Ian Ellis

Head of Art


I have been teaching Fine Art at Radley College since joining the school in 1989. I am a graduate of Loughborough School of Art and a postgraduate of the Royal Academy of Art, London. The creativity of Radleians is truly amazing – Radley provides a wonderful creative environment in which the subject can excite, educate and flourish.

Beyond the studio, I have enjoyed the opportunity to take pupils on trips to Italy, Spain, the USA and China. In the holidays, I also enjoy traveling, films, vegetable gardening, visiting exhibitions, cooking and marine reef keeping. I am married to Valerie: we have two boys, Scott and Cian.

Paul Fernandez

Master i/c Adventurous Activities & Athletics


As well as teaching Biology, I am Head of Adventurous Activities and Master in Charge of Athletics. This includes organising all the CCF Adventurous Training Camps, DofE Expeditions, and other challenging activities: ‘Clock Tower-2-Clock Tower cycle’, the National 3-Peaks, Welsh 3-Peaks, Yorkshire 3-Peaks, go-karting, paint-balling, wake-boarding, ‘Ridgeway Relay’, 50k relay, 12 Trials of Hercules – College Fundrasing Event, World Record attempts, and more….

I am qualified to instruct groups on the mountains, biking, climbing, abseiling, and am accredited by the Institute for Outdoor Learning as an outdoor practitioner. I enjoy running and have represented England at various ultra-distance championships.

Julie Fletcher

head of finance


Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1995, I held a number of senior roles in industry before entering the Charity sector in 2010.  I started at Radley College in November 2016.  
I am married with one child and enjoy swimming and geocaching.

Patrick Ford

B Social sub tutor



After graduating with a degree in Modern History from Queen Mary, University of London, I co-founded a catering company and also worked on the run-up to the 2015 General Election whilst completing a Masters, again in History. I taught History & Politics at Solihull School in the West Midlands before joining Radley for September 2017. 

When not in the classroom, on the sports pitches, or sub-Tutoring in B Social, I enjoy travelling, reading, good beer, cooking, and all things cricket.

Paul Gamble

Director of University Entrance


After studying Classics at Cambridge, I taught for six years in Wimbledon. In over 25 years at Radley I have had stints as Head of Classics and Tutor of G Social. I was also ‘midwife’ to the re-birth of football at the College and coached the 1st XI for two decades.

The diversity of Classics constantly reminds me that life is for the living, and I maintain a range of interests – theatre and politics, cycling and watching football, ornithology and spending time in the hills. My reading diet stretches well beyond all those personal Statements that come in each autumn.

My overriding principle when advising boys about university entrance is to find the right ‘fit’ for the individual. Working with other experienced and informed colleagues I strive to keep on top of all developments in the HE sphere and to offer individual attention to all boys.

James Gaunt

Director of sport



I arrived at Radley College after nine very fond years at St Edward’s, Oxford, and two as Director of Sport and Head of Physical Education at Shiplake College, Henley on Thames. Before teaching I completed a BSc in Sport & Exercise Science at Exeter University and an MSc in Physiology at Worcester College, Oxford. 

Before switching my attention to running sporting programmes I enjoyed many fantastic years of playing sport. Despite enjoying almost all sports my background is primarily in rugby in which I have represented Newport Gwent Dragons, Exeter Chiefs, Oxford University and Henley Hawks. After playing in two Varsity games I have been lucky enough to continue my association with the match by way of coaching the Oxford Blues’ squad for the past eight years. During this time I have also worked as a skills coach for the England Student’s XV. 

I believe strongly in protecting the traditional values of a school whilst developing a sporting environment in which pupils of all abilities can strive for success, achieve that success and be rewarded for their accomplishment. My vision for Radley College sport would be that the top teams and elite sportspeople get the opportunity to develop technically, making performance outcomes integral to their programmes, whilst the youngest and/or least naturally gifted individuals remain enthused and engaged in a programme of sport that develops them physically, socially and mentally throughout their five year education at the school.

I consider working in sport to be a real privilege; to do that within the confines of Radley College is simply too special to surmise in words.

John Gearing

head coach for rowing


John arrived at Radley in 2007 and initially taught English and Geography and was Director of Rowing. He now teaches Geography and is Head Coach of the Boat Club.
As a rower he won nine senior national titles in the coxless four, eight and double scull. He was also a member of the South African senior rowing team for seven years.
His coaching record includes five national championship wins and five South African Schools’ Boat Race wins during his eight years at St Andrew’s College. He also coached University of KwaZulu-Natal and Rhodes University crews to Boat Race wins and national championship wins in both the men’s and women’s divisions.
He was a coach on the South African national team, winning medals at both Junior and U23 World Championship level. He has coached the Great Britain Junior Team on a number of occasions and his crews have achieved medals at four Junior World Championship events


Stephen Giddens

Tutor of C Social, MASTER I/C SQUASH



I was born and raised in New Zealand and left the country in 2002 with a B.Sc. in Biological Sciences, an M.Sc. in Cellular and Molecular Biology, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology. This led me to Oxford University where I worked as a scientist for nearly six years on projects as diverse as the evolution of bacteria and the development of a biological fuel cell.  I have been sharing these experiences and my passion for Biology with Radley students of all years and abilities since 2008. Over the last four years I have also looked after those students who want to pursue a career in medicine and in veterinary sciences. 

My New Zealand heritage means that I enjoy dabbling in any sport, although if given the choice I would probably be found skiing in the hills. Since coming to Radley College I have looked after Midgets tennis and helped in the football club. However, my most satisfying contribution to sport has been as Master-in-Charge of squash, which has given me the chance over the last seven years to help nurture the boys’ enthusiasm for the sport and build a friendly and successful club.

Alex Gilley

Lead Nurse



Few people are able to realise their childhood dreams and ambitions so I consider myself fortunate to have realised mine. For as long as I am able to remember, nursing was the only career path I wanted to travel so I feel extremely fortunate to have arrived at Radley College Medical Centre as Lead Nurse in 2012.

 Prior to joining Radley, I worked for the NHS, spending time in Vascular Surgery, Coronary Care as well as Accident and Emergency before settling in Acute Medicine for eleven years where I progressed to Sister of a busy Assessment Unit.

 The Radley College Medical Centre is an incredibly team-driven and student-centred environment, which I am extremely proud to lead. I feel privileged to work with an incredible student body and find my work rewarding and positively challenging in equal measure.


Tel: 01235 543113

Sam Gladstone

precentor (head of music)



My love of sharing music with others really began during my time as organ scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge. Here, I discovered the thrill of live broadcasts, recordings, performances with professional ensembles and foreign tours, experiences that I now enjoy sharing anew with pupils. More than this, I was immersed in the daily experience of Chapel, making music at the heart of the College community.

I became a teacher almost by accident, filling in for lessons during a year at Bradfield College as Organist in Residence. I loved it. A PGCE in London followed, after which I taught at Whitgift and Sevenoaks Schools. I was fortunate to be able to continue to perform and conduct alongside teaching, as Assistant Master of Music at the Chapel Royal in HM Tower of London.

Before arriving at Radley as Precentor, I spent five happy years as Director of Music at The Portsmouth Grammar School, another school with a fine musical tradition. I have indulged my passion for new music, learning from pupils as they explore their own musical interests and working alongside them to commission and perform numerous world premieres of music by some of the world’s finest living composers, including music written by pupils themselves. In a busy city, it has been exciting to take music out beyond the school walls, performing with hundreds of children and adults from across the city.

It is a tremendous privilege to make music alongside young people and nothing in my experience has come close to being so rewarding. To be able to do this at Radley is particularly exciting, as part of a talented and committed team in the music department, with so many boys and dons actively involved in music, and in a place where everyone can fulfil their potential and develop musical independence, from the enthusiastic singer in chapel to the performer or composer who wishes to pursue music to the highest level.

Matt Glendon-Doyle 

tutor of k social


Before becoming Tutor of K Social in September 2018, I was Resident Sub-Tutor of E Social for three years, in which I was a Shell Form Master. Having read Classics at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, I spent seven years in investment banking before choosing a vocation in teaching. Following two terms at Wanganui Collegiate School in New Zealand and two years at Canford School, we arrived at Radley in 2014. As a teacher of Classics, I am particularly interested in the rises and falls of the Roman and Athenian empires, as well as the works of Ovid. I coach Junior Colts Rugby, Midgets Hockey and Seniors Cricket. I have overseen Catholic boys at the college and have been Master in Charge of Charities. In addition, I have been involved in DofE, Community Partnerships and the stock investor society. My wife Rosie, an English teacher and a keen artist, recently taught at St. Edward’s, Oxford, and we have a two-year old daughter. We enjoy long walks in south Wales and north Norfolk.

Richard Greed



I have had a life-long love affair with rugby for the past 40 odd years or so. The sense of fellowship and comaraderie fostered by striving to find a way to win is an inherent beauty that lies within the game. Reflecting back to my own schooldays, I can see how rugby helped to shape me into the person I am today and those core values remain at the heart of today’s Radley rugby player.

Whilst at Loughborough University, I was mesmerised by the brilliance of our coach Jim Greenwood who introduced me to the ‘nuts and bolts’ of rugby, as well as the processes required to think about the game. Despite having coached at a professional level, as well as coaching England Schools for a number of years, it is developing schoolboys and building teams, as well as fostering in them the deep-rooted values of the game, which is where my passions lie. Rugby has also provided me with life-long friendships with people around the world, not to mention being the reason why I was able to meet my future wife Julie in Cardiff, after playing a match. Rugby is just one part of my busy life at Radley, but it is one of the best parts. I hope to see you on the touchline.

Lydia Robinson

Head of Geography


I started my teaching career at Wycombe Abbey School in 2010 and joined the Radley College Geography department in 2013, taking over as Head of Department in 2016.

I have an MA in geography from the University of Cambridge and QTS from the University of Buckingham. I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and examine for Edexcel.

I live on site with my partner, Tom.

Harry Hammond

Senior Master


I came to Radley in 1994 to run the Chemistry Department. This was followed by twelve very happy years as G Social Tutor. When we moved out of the Social in 2010 we had a wonderful sabbatical, including a month teaching in Madagascar, before taking up our new roles: I became Head of Co-Curricular activities and my wife, Vanessa, took over as Registrar. In 2015 I became Head of External Affairs; which involves an overview of Admissions as well as a consideration of everything to do with Radley in the outside world. We have two grown up daughters – Georgina and Lucy – and lots of family in Norfolk, where both our families have lived for generations. We play a lot of golf in the holidays, enjoy beautiful walks on the Norfolk beaches with Nutmeg, the yellow Labrador, and I watch as much of Arsenal FC as I can.

Vanessa Hammond



Arriving in 1994, eight and a half months pregnant, means I am unlikely to forget our first weeks at Radley! Since then I’ve been thoroughly involved in Radley life, not least twelve years in G Social where my husband was Tutor. My career began in sports marketing, then to schools' fundraising and marketing, but, as a keen golfer, the view of Radley’s 8th hole is certainly the best I’ve ever had from a desk.

Michael Hills



Born in Wolverhampton, I completed an undergraduate Masters in Mathematics at Oxford University. I stayed on at Oxford to study for my PGCSE.

Straight after my teacher training I joined Radley College teaching in the Mathematics department. I have been Sub Tutor in B Social since September 2010.

Outside of the classroom, I greatly enjoy my Sport, particularly Hockey and Cricket, which I coach here at Radley. I have been lucky enough to go help on some amazing school trips across the globe including Tanzania, China and Russia.

Ben Holden

Sub Warden


I was appointed by Dennis Silk in 1987 to teach Design and Technology and coach rowing. After five years as an assistant teacher, the opportunity to lead the department arose, following the departure of the incumbent HOD. Seven years later, the new millennium started with a move to Tutoring in D Social and in 2004 our children, Ruairidh and Sadhbh arrived. It was with heavy heart that I moved on from D Social in 2011, to begin a new chapter as part of the Senior Management Team. Radley is a unique place and I have always felt immensely proud of the understated excellence demonstrated by our boys in all that they do.

Ed Holt

Classics Teacher


After studying Classics at Brasenose College, Oxford, I worked in the Civil Service and a financial media company before joining the Classics Department here in 2009. Outside of the classroom I coach Rugby, Football and Cricket. I also run the Classics trips abroad. Together with David Roques I oversee Christian Forum on a Tuesday night after prep, with a short talk from an outside speaker on a Bible passage followed by a chance for questions and refreshments.


Maud Hurley

Art History Teacher and E Social residential Sub-Tutor


I joined Radley College in September 2014, having studied History of Art and Anthropology at McGill University and the University of Edinburgh before completing my master's degree in Medieval Studies at Oxford.

Mark Jewell

Head of Community Partnerships


At Radley: A-Level Politics teacher, coach of football and tennis, lead Community Partnerships and our pioneering School Partnership with Gehandu in Tanzania.

Likes: family life, running with my daughter, travel, Arsenal, West Wing, House of Cards, ‘Quiet’ by Susan Cain, ‘The English Patient’ (film + book), Gabonese masks, Sri Lankan curries, view from Haputale, Monty Python.

Dislikes: prejudice

Robin Johnson

Head of Design engineering


I have been teaching DT at Radley since September 2000, I did my BSc in Industrial Design and Technology at Loughborough University. Prior to Radley I taught DT at Monmouth school in South Wales for four years.

Since being at Radley I have been a resident subtutor in E-social for six years – giving me a real insight into how Radley works. Outside the classroom, I have a passion for making ‘stuff’ and nothing makes me happier than making a mess in the workshop.

Adam King

Head GroundsMan


Responsible for all the school grounds and gardens and assisted by 18 staff members, we strive to achieve the best possible playing surfaces for the boys to enjoy their sport: from Bigside cricket and rugby to the new pitches further away from the school. Our greens staff work hard to produce a course for all to enjoy and the gardeners enhance the experience with the fantastic area of planting and gardens for boys, staff and visitors alike.

Personally I have never had a dull day in all my years at Radley and still find every day to be a fresh challenge.

Tel: 01235 543119

Graham King

Tutor of G social 



I grew up in South Africa and the fact that I have so many fond memories of being at a boy’s boarding school myself probably explains my love for Radley and the all-round education it provides. After school I studied geography at Stellenbosch University and then spent 5 years teaching in Cape Town before moving to the UK in 2003 to take up a post at Bedford school. Having been raised in South Africa, playing sport has played an important part of my life for as long as I can remember and I have always been keen to try my hand at most sports including hockey, cricket, golf, squash, tennis, and distance running. In addition to teaching geography, coaching hockey and cricket, and refereeing rugby matches have been a source of great pleasure throughout my time at Radley. One of the many highlights of my time at Radley so far has also been the experience of running the hockey club since my arrival in 2006.

It is a great privilege to be given the responsibility of running such a successful social where the boys are able to maximise their potential in a happy and supportive environment. The pride the boys have in their social is obvious for all to see and I look forward to maintaining the high standards which make G such a special place. 

Olly Langton

Tutor of J Social


I started teaching History at Radley in 2007, having spent two years at Ludgrove Prep School. The inspirational teaching of the legendary Doc Jim Summerly at Radley explains my specialism in the Crusading period, but I also have a particular interest in the Reformation, the Civil Rights movement and the Arab-Israeli conflict. 

I am an Old Radleian (G Social, 1994-1999) and took over the running of J Social in September 2013 having been Sub-tutor in A Social between 2007 and 2011. I have been married to Rosie since 2011: we have three children, Alexander, Cleo and Lettie and an apparently insatiable Labrador called Nelson. Rosie is a freelance Designer and Italian tutor and helps me to run the Social in a way that extends our enjoyment of family life. The Social is home to 70 boys during term time, as well as a playground for Xander all of the time!

Away from the classroom and the Social, I love coaching Under 14 rugby and cricket 1st teams and watching as many concerts and plays as I can get to – the standard that the boys attain is extraordinary and there is rarely a quiet moment at Radley. When away from the school, I run the fixtures and play cricket for I Zingari and love to read, ski, play golf and spend time with friends and family.

Tim Lawson

Tutor of E Social


My life before Radley involved a BA in Politics from Loughborough University, a PGCE from Exeter University and three years working at Loughborough Grammar School.

I arrived at Radley in 2008 and went straight in as Resident Deputy of H Social, where I enjoyed four very happy years before taking over as Tutor of E Social in 2012. My time here has seen me teach Politics and coach many sports teams – the most important being my coaching of Bigside rugby.

My wife Lel teaches English and Drama at OLA in Abingdon and our first child (Woody) was born on the 2nd July 2014.

Clare Lloyd

E Social Pastoral Housemistress


I joined Radley in 2010 as a Pastoral Housemistress having had almost ten years experience in two Prep Schools and one Senior Girls Boarding School. In my previous life I worked in Advertising before switching careers several times, prior to Radley I worked for a North Devon Estate agents. Free time is spent at my cottage on the edge of Exmoor. I love walking on the moor and spending days on the North Devon beaches with my naughty hairy Lurcher.

George May

Tutor of H Social


Having graduated from Edinburgh University and LAMDA, I joined Radley in 2005 to teach Theatre Studies. I am a former head of PSHE Education and coach Rugby, Football, Cricket, make the occasional foray onto a basketball court and am a keen country sportsman.

Life in Social is lively to say the least, with four children and a cocker spaniel in tow, but the energy and camaraderie of teenage boys is reward in itself. Whilst I prepare boys for confirmation, Emi-Lou, my wife, can be found directing cookery classes and the children setting up the BBQ for Saturday evenings with the boys, come rain or shine.

Northumberland’s moorlands and beaches are a particular haven for the family, as well as the more temperate climes of North Cornwall, but if we are outdoors building a treehouse, chopping wood or on a good walk, the family pulse is racing.

Charlie McKegney




After graduating from Loughborough University, I enjoyed 7 years at Cheltenham College before joining Radley in 2016 in the Design Engineering Dept and as Resident Sub-Tutor of K Social. Outside of the workshop, I am a keen sportsman and back in the day I was lucky enough to be apart of the Queensland Reds Rugby Academy and Somerset Cricket set up, to U17 level. 

I am involved with the Midgets 1&2 Rugby squads, take Colts 1 Cricket and help to coach the hockey goalkeepers across the school -  seeing the boys in this light is a real pleasure. In my spare time, I enjoy getting creative in the kitchen, honing my culinary skills and playing all manor of sports from golf to football to real tennis.

Rob McMahon

Head of Politics


I read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at New College, Oxford and studied for my D.Phil at Nuffield College where I was supervised by Nigel Bowles. I worked at HM Treasury until September 2001 when I returned to Oxford as a Departmental Lecturer in US Government. I became Head of Politics at Radley in 2004. I am a Reviser for the Pre-U in Govt and Politics, former Senior Examiner for Edexcel (Unit 4C) and have been an Associate Professor for Stanford University's Oxford Programme since 2004. I am married with four children.

Sonya Milanova

social sub-tutor


I came to Radley in 2017 to teach History from Shrewsbury School. I read History at Trinity College, Cambridge and have a Masters in Economic History from Kellogg College, Oxford. I am often found in the Library talking about books and encouraging Radleians to read. 
I coach rowing, also as a tool to instill the values of team work, discipline and mental toughness. My favourite moments at Radley are as Resident Sub-Tutor in A-Social talking to boys about their varied interests, encouraging them and getting stuck in a good debate. 
In the holidays I love travelling and photography. 

Stephen Molyneux

Head of Economics


Head of Economics at Radley from September 2015, I was previously Head of Economics and Assistant Head (Academic) at The Manchester Grammar School (MGS). I hold two MA degrees and an MBA, spent a number of years working in the banking industry and was then a lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and Leeds University Business Schools, before going into independent secondary education. From 2009 at MGS, I helped to build up a hugely popular and successful Economics Department and enjoyed great A-level and Oxbridge success. I am also an extremely keen seniors cricket coach.

Jane Morgan

A Social Pastoral Housemistress


I joined Radley College and A Social in the Lent term of 2013. I had previously worked as a Personal Trainer and fitness instructor in Bristol. I run strength and conditioning classes for boys in A Social, as well as Colts Rugby at School.

I love the special pastoral relationship I have with the boys as a PHM, it is a unique and privileged position.

I have two grown up children called Lauren and Tom.

Tim Morris

Succentor, Head of CCF AND MAster i/c Countryside Centre


I am by training a musician and have been the school organist since 1996 and Succentor (assistant in Chapel music) since 1999. In 2001 I learned to fly and by 2003 had been encouraged to join the CCF in the RAF section; in 2009 I became the Contingent Commander. I am also in charge of the Countryside Centre and Beagle pack.

Kevin Mosedale

Head of Curriculum Extension Programme


I read Natural Sciences at Jesus College Cambridge and then served as an Army Officer in the Royal Logistic Corps for sixteen years. My interest in Science was reawakened whilst studying for an MSc in Defence Technology at the Joint Services Staff College in 1999/2000 and, following a final tour of duty in Iraq, I joined Radley as a Physics don in 2004. Prior to taking on the role of Head of Science, I was the Head of Physics from 2007-2012. In my spare time, I run the cult 'Pylon of the Month' website.

John Moule



I rather fell into teaching. It was the British Academy's fault; their inexplicable decision not to fund a PhD into late 16th Century English theology meant that I was thrust into the real world in need of a job. Someone - I forget who - suggested teaching and I was lucky enough to get a job in the History and Politics department at Dean Close in Cheltenham. Having been educated at a comprehensive in Telford, I knew nothing about boarding or independent schools and thought I would probably do a couple of years or so. I loved it: the teaching, the boarding, the activities, the life. After five years in Gloucestershire, I was appointed as Head of History at Stowe and went on to run a boarding house for five years, ending up as Senior Housemaster and part of the management team. I moved to Bedford School in 2006 as Vice Master (senior Deputy Head) and became Head Master in September 2008. Very few roles would have excited me beyond Bedford . . . but Radley was one such place. I arrived here in September 2014. I am married to Diana and we have three children: Emily, Ben and Rachael.

Interests include an almost pathological commitment to armchair sports viewing, the theatre, membership of a local church, reading (political biography, theology, crime novels and P.G.Wodehouse for preference) and playing golf badly. My educational hobby-horses are the importance of independence in, between and beyond schools, of boys developing their own opinions, combatting utilitarianism in all its forms, seeing adherence to values and the development of character as more important than 'results', and believing passionately in as wide a provision of experience, opportunity and challenge in schools as possible. I am terrifically proud to be the 18th Warden of what is a wonderful school.

Anne Mühlberg



I have been Head of Library since January 2014, having qualified at Aberystwyth University and worked in independent school libraries for twelve exciting years previously. Apart from running the Library, I teach Independent Learning to the Shells, am Master i/c of Sailing and have just moved into F Social as Residential Sub-Tutor.

Niall Murphy

Senior Master


I am the Senior Master responsible for all Co-Curricular activities, including Games, Oxbridge, Art, Drama, Music, CCF and others. Before coming to Radley I studied History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and I represented the university at rugby and hockey. I have been at Radley since 1993, as a History don, resident sub-tutor, Head of History, Common Entrance History examiner, and latterly the first Tutor of K Social and a governor of Elstree School. Ros and I were married here and Niamh and Fintan were both born here. Besides academic matters, I am a sports coach of Rugby, Hockey and Athletics, and I enjoy seeing the boys in all the different activities that Radley has to offer. My interests outside Radley include all things Irish, and the wines and culture of Languedoc-Roussillon and Catalonia.

Debbie Myles

F SOciAL Pastoral housemistress


I joined F Social as PHM in September 2018. I have spent the last two years working at Harrow International School Hong Kong. Previously to that I worked at Bryanston School in Dorset for seven years as Resident Matron.

I am married to Stuart and I have one daughter and four grandsons.  

Alex Nash 

j social sub-tutor


After a brief and enjoyably unsuccessful ‘career’ writing and performing comedy, I became an English teacher in 2009. Having been at Radley since 2015, I have greatly valued the diverse range of activities afforded to both Dons and boys alike. It is very clear that life in Social plays an enormous part in the boys’ success and happiness. As such, being Resident Sub-Tutor for J is a responsibility for which I am very grateful. In my spare moments, I enjoy the usual outdoor pursuits: golf, cricket and running in the main. I can also be found reading, engrossed in a film, or slaving (willingly) over a stove. I am joined usually by my wife Sarah and my son Oscar.

Suzie-Louise Naylor

Head of Academic Music and head of pshe


I started my teaching career at Bradfield College before arriving at Radley in 2000 to become Head of Academic Music. I am a senior examiner and moderator for Edexcel (GCSE/AS/A2 Music) and have taught on the Gifted and Talented programme at Villiers Park. I am a member of the Child Protection team. Proudest achievement: climbing Kilimanjaro with Radleians in 2013. Guilty pleasure: grisly Scandinavian crime novels. 

Les Newell

Sports Centre Manager


I started at Radley in November 2007, having managed leisure facilities for over 10 years, Radley is my far the most enjoyable and rewarding place that I have had the opportunity to work.

As well as managing the Sports Centre, I coach football, swimming, triathlon and cross country. It has been great to be involved with coaching and to see how the boys progress throughout their time at Radley.

At school, my main sport was athletics and in my first year at Radley, I was asked to pace a boy to the school 1500m record. Despite not making it to the last lap, it re-ignited my love for athletics and I have since gone on to become national M35 1500m champion. I also broke that school record, aged 39.

Tel: 01235 543111

Michael Noone

Head of Biology and H social sub-Tutor


I joined Radley as Head of Biology in 2011. I graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Biological Sciences in 2002 and have taught the subject in Oxfordshire schools ever since, picking up an M.Sc. in Education along the way. I am passionate about the natural world and am responsible for the much-loved biology animals which are a great favourite with the boys. I also run the Honduras Expedition and a wide variety of activities within the College, including the Biology Society, Fifth Form (academic) Society and Sub Aqua Club. I also help out with other things like Sailing and Roman Catholic Mass and, when not teaching, can often be found in H Social where I am Resident Sub-Tutor. When the boys are away I enjoy wildlife, travel, reading, history and all things baroque, especially the music.

Tom Norton

head of history


I graduated from Somerville College, Oxford, with a degree in Ancient and Modern History, before serving for 9 years as a Royal Marines officer including operational tours of Iraq, Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. I turned teacher in 2009, completing a PGCE and teaching History and Classics at Wellington College before joining Radley in 2013. I particularly enjoy studying the Late Modern period, notably the French Revolution and the development of the British Empire, as well as the ancient Greek world. When not in department I enjoy coaching a range of team sports and assisting with outdoor pursuits through the CCF.

Lucy Nott

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead


I came to teach at Radley in 2011, following an earlier career in translating and several years as Head of French in a girls' grammar school. I am Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and a member of the Pastoral Team at Radley. I have been in charge of PSHE since 2012 and am also sub-tutor in H Social. I have three adult children, and my two sons were at Radley. Outside the classroom I enjoy running, and walking my aged dog.

Laney Parker

D Social Pastoral Housemistress


I have had a varied career, involving working with youngsters in administration and being a Welfare Officer with the Military and then running a Military Mess. Not long before joining Radley I enjoyed teaching English in Thailand as a volunteer.

I love to watch youngsters mature and develop, and for them to have an aim in life and to go all out to achieve it.

I have a huge sense of fun but equally can be firm but fair when the need arises. I have an excellent working relationship with D Social's Tutor.

I am also fortunate enough to have the company of my dog Rubie, who absolutely adores boys especially if they have a ball to throw!

Seb Perkins



Studying Human Sciences at UCL confirmed my passion for the life sciences and a desire to teach biology in the future. Before completing a PGCE in Biology at Oxford University, I spent six years playing professional rugby at Newbury and international rugby for Hong Kong. Whilst completing my PGCE in 2011 I also received a rugby Blue beating Cambridge in the annual Varsity Match.
I first joined Radley in 2012 and after three years I moved into the D Social Sub Tutor role in 2015. Jessica and I married in July 2016 and both enjoy the rewarding pastoral aspect of life in the D Social boarding house. Outside of the classroom, I am a keen sportsman and coach Colts rugby and recently became Master in charge of the Football Club.


Nick Pilborough

Head of German


My summer sojourns in Switzerland at a young age began a love affair with the German language that has taken me on a whirlwind journey through German culture for over three decades. I read German and Italian at the University of Birmingham, before working as a translator for Amazon in Luxembourg, as well as a freelance interpreter and translator for a number of international clients. I joined Radley from the King's School Worcester, where I have enjoyed teaching German and French, whilst also tutoring in Italian. I have a great passion for German literature and film, and am an admirer of great German language writers such as the Swiss playwright Max Frisch and Thomas Mann, as well as the contemporary satirical writings of Hans Peter (Hape) Kerkeling and Eckert von Hirschhausen. I believe deeply in the importance of cultural understanding through language acquisition and the role that languages play in educating students for a challenging and changing future. After a brief career in international sport, I remain a keen athlete and shall be working with the rowing squad from 2017. I arrive at Radley with my wife, Liz, and our two children Delilah and Sebastian.

Gabriela Porter

Head of Modern Languages 


I was born in Venezuela and came to the UK to do a Masters degree in History, Politics and Economics of Latin America at Oxford. I love sports and was a competitive swimmer for many years. I started teaching at Radley in 2007.

Dan Pullen

Head of Careers


As well as being the Director of Careers, I also teach Physics. I studied Engineering at Durham University before embarking on a ten year stint in the Royal Engineers with tours to Bosnia, Falkland Islands and Northern Ireland. My last two years was spent conducting trials on mines and explosives for QinetiQ. I started teaching Physics at Cranleigh School in 2003, arriving at Radley in 2006. I enjoy sport and the outdoors; I coach rugby, hockey and tennis and am a member of the CCF and support D of E. I am married to Lil: we have three children, Amy, Ned and Jemima

Stephen Rathbone

Academic Director


I studied History at Brasenose College Oxford and International Relations in the War Studies Department, King's College, London. Before coming to Radley, I worked at Haileybury College. At Radley, I have been Head of the Community Action Programme (leading trips to Romania and India), Head of History and Tutor of A Social. As Academic Director, I am responsible for all the aspects of academic life in the school, ranging from management of teaching departments, to universities and exams, but I also hold an exciting brief regarding the provision of carefully researched advice for the Warden and Council regarding future academic strategy. I thoroughly enjoy preparing Radleians for the manifold opportunities and challenges presented by a globalised economy and the ongoing technological revolution. When I am not dealing with senior management issues, I still teach half a timetable and continue to love the cut and thrust of History as a rigorous intellectual discipline. My hobbies do not involve the usual panoply of sporting activities, but in my case involve vermin control, logging and the collection of vintage agricultural machinery.

Trish Reeves

J Social Pastoral Housemistress


Born and raised in Oxfordshire. I was an NHS Paramedic for 23 years in the South Central Ambulance Service. I came to Radley January 2011 after retiring from the service December 2010. I have a beautiful grown-up daughter and a 6 year old German Shepard Dog.

Philippa Roberts

development director



I am joining Radley after nine years as Director of Development at Jesus College, Oxford.  Prior to Jesus, I worked for a number of charities, including the Zoological Society of London and Earthwatch Europe.  I also had experience of working within the corporate sector in the area of external relations.  As Development Director at Radley, I have responsibility for fundraising for the College and will be working closely with the Radleian Society to help strengthen the wider Radley community.  

I was brought up in London and read Zoology at New College, Oxford.  I live just outside Oxford with my 11-year old son and a shaggy lurcher. 

Chris Ronaldson

Real Tennis Pro


 After a childhood in Tanzania, I have been a real tennis professional for 44 years, winning the World Championship from 1981 to 1987 and the British Open Championships on seven occasions. I have been at Radley since the real tennis court opened in June 2008.

I read History at the Open University and I have a Masters degree in History from the University of London.  

Of my three sons, two are also real tennis professionals and the third teaches Maths at Winchester College. My partner is Maggie Henderson-Tew, who is currently a (mature student at Exeter College, Oxford).


Tel: 01235 543176

David Roques



Educated at Stowe School and Cambridge University, I taught Classics in a number of schools before starting here at Radley in 2004. I am involved in the coaching of junior teams in the rugby, hockey and cricket clubs, a very enjoyable task given the glorious grounds. Since arriving, I have also helped with the running of Christian Forum, a meeting held once a week for boys to explore the Christian faith in a more informal setting. Prior to teaching, I trained as a chartered accountant, but saw the light early in my career and have never looked back. 

Lee Ryan

G Social Sub tutor



After graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in Geography, I worked in TV for 10 years as a news producer for ITV and BT Sport, covering such big events as the 2014 World Cup, the Scottish Referendum, the Tour De France and the Royal Wedding.

Upon leaving TV production I studied for a PGCE at St Hughs College, Oxford University and joined the Geography department at Radley shortly after.  In 2018 I was pleased to join the G-Social team as the resident sub tutor.

When not pacing the hallowed halls of the Humanities 'doughnut',  I spend my time at Radley pacing the touchline of the football pitches trying valiantly to get the Junior Colts football team to play 'Total Football'.  Beyond Radley I enjoy travelling to unusual bits of the world, climbing mountains and watching Scandi crime drams whilst enjoying a craft beer.

Tom Ryder

Tutor of A Social


I have been Tutor of A Social since 2008, having previously been part of the Pastoral Team. When not in the Social I am to be found in the Art studios where I specialise in teaching sculpture. I’m passionate about coaching Colts Rugby and in the summer indulge in open water swimming with the students. My wife Gail, teaches at New College School in Oxford and we have two teenage children.

Christian San José 

Tutor of F Social



After studying Geography as an undergraduate at Hertford College, Oxford, I embarked on a short career in Financial Public Relations in the City. I then spent six and a half very happy years serving as an Infantry Officer in the Royal Green Jackets (latterly the Rifles), winning the Sword of Honour at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and being awarded a Mention in Dispatches for operations in Iraq. I have taught Geography at Radley since 2010, and was resident sub-tutor of E Social for three years. I used to be Head of the Army Section of the CCF but have since stepped aside and am now involved as an officer in that same Section. I am a passionate fan of both football (Chelsea FC) and cricket and coach the football 1st XI and the cricket 2nd XI. Rosie, my wife, teaches English at Our Lady's in Abingdon and we have two children, Ana and Nicholas.

Clare Sargent



I studied Assyriology at Cambridge, learning cuneiform, Sumerian and Ancient Babylonian. I now teach more recent material in the Classics Department and run the Archaeology Society. I came to Radley in 1995 as Head of Library. In 2013 I became Radley’s first full-time Archivist. I work closely with ORs and current boys on an extensive publications and exhibitions programme.

James Schofield



I studied maths at the University of Oxford before teaching maths at Radley. At University I competed in both cycling and triathlon, and whilst I have never competed at athletics myself, I can relate to it as an individual physical sport. I mainly train with the middle distance runners (I am definitely not a sprinter) but I enjoy the variety of also coaching all the field events.

Charlie Scott Malden

Tutor of B Social

CESM.Scott Malden@radley.org.uk

Born in Oxford, I have undergraduate degrees in both English and Politics & Sociology and a Master's in English Literature from Corpus Christi, Cambridge. Growing up, I spent a lot of time in Australia and the Caribbean - both undoubtedly influencing my sporting and musical tastes - before returning to go to Cheam and then on to Sherborne. My first teaching job was in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1998, after which I worked in business consultancy and then publishing in London. I returned to teaching as Head of English & Sport before becoming Director of Studies at a prep school in Oxford. At Radley, I teach A-level and GCSE English, coach 2nd XI cricket and the Colts As hockey side, and edit various school publications. My wife, Sophia, also teaches (History at St. Helen & St. Katharine's) and our two children, Beatrice (6) and Max (3), both go to Chandlings.

Dawn Shand

C Social Pastoral Housemistress


After having worked a number of years in the National Healthcare, I joined Radley in 2013 as Pastoral Housemistress of C Social.

I enjoy the friendships of the boys, whilst at the same time, providing a caring and supportive approach towards them, ensuring each boy feels valued as an individual. It is a fulfilling role and very rewarding.

I have three adult children and two grandsons and enjoy spending time with them outside of term time.

Roger Shaw

Senior Master


I started my teaching career at Radley and after a stint as Head of Mathematics at the King's School in Chester I returned. I am the Senior Master responsible for the database, reports, the calendar, the website, publications, policy documents and inspections. Previously I have run a Social, been Head of Exams and in charge of Community Partnerships, organising many projects in Romania and India. I am an inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

Sarah Sheldon

Warden's PA


I have been at Radley since 2011 and, apart from a brief spell in PR, have worked in schools or colleges for many years, with ages ranging from teeny seven year-olds to decidedly mature graduates. There is a great buzz and energy working in the education sector that I love. I have also been lucky enough to work in some lovely locations but to work in an office in ‘Mansion’ at Radley is certainly very special.

I enjoy singing and have always been fairly sporty playing hockey in the past and a bit of tennis – I have recently been tempted to make use of the Radley golf course – still need L plates though!

James Sheldrake

C Social sub tutor



After English degrees at Warwick and Oxford, I joined the London freelance scramble for a couple of years, mostly writing and broadcasting about Shakespeare. I then did a year of teaching at a London day school before joining Radley in September 2016. Since then, I have thrown myself into as much of school life as I can find time for. Whether teaching English, directing a play, supervising squash practice or simply turning up to concerts, boarding affords the don an unrivalled opportunity to get to know the whole boy. This, I find, is fulfilling and productive for teacher and pupil alike.

Radley has a superb body of staff and Amy and I have been enthusiastically welcomed to the community since our arrival. I look forward immensely to the new challenges and pleasures of Sub-Tutoring in C Social. We are joined in this endeavour by our labradoodle Earnest.

Sally Shuckburgh

H Social Pastoral Housemistress


I joined H Social Team - George and Emi Lou May and Michael Noone - as PHM in September 2013. I have spent much of my previous career working in HR, most recently before Radley at St Aldates Church in Oxford. I’m married to John who is a wine merchant, have a daughter Roz who is a teacher and a gorgeous elderly Labrador called Charlie – Dog. I love being part of the H Social family and being able to encourage, affirm and help the boys. No two days are the same and it’s a great deal of fun!

Lucy Smart

Head of Academic Support


I left Radley in 2008 and returned four years later with two young daughters in tow, to teach German and French, and to be Residential Sub-Tutor in J Social. Three years on, I have moved out of Social and am now working as Acting Head of Academic Support whilst John Sparks is on a year's secondment to Desborough School in Maidenhead. I also try to find time for some athletics and rowing coaching, music, D of E, community service, CCF and more .


Helen Smith

 Housekeeping & lettings operations Manager


After studying and training in catering and accommodation management, I worked for a contract catering company for 17 years, prior to joining Radley in 1997. My responsibilities are not only for the organisation of the Housekeeping team, caretakers, full and part-time cleaners and laundry staff, but also for the organisation of the commercial lets.

In my spare time I enjoy learning how to play the piano, gardening, cooking and DIY. My husband and I also enjoy coastal walks in our favoured area of England, Falmouth.

Tel: 01235 548551

John Sparks

Geography Don


I am the head of Academic Support and teacher of Geography. Alongside my geography teaching and coaching commitments, I see a wide cross-section of Radleians.

Laura Taft

head of theology


I joined Radley as a Theology don in 2016, after having spent several enjoyable years teaching at The Cheltenham Ladies’ College and then working for a charity called L’Arche. I have a degree in Theology and Religious Studies from Cambridge University, and my main interest has always been in the philosophical side of the discipline, though I also consider more traditional theological studies as a highly important element of education. I love being involved in several aspects of college life, and my main responsibilities are leading the Theology department and running the swimming programme at Radley.


Peter Taylor



I studied Mediaeval History at St Andrews University and Theology at Oak Hill Theological College. After ordination into the church of England I served curacies on the south coast and was vicar of a multi-church parish in Parkstone. I have previously worked in finance and as a history teacher in Gloucestershire. My interests include skiing, Chelsea FC and historical biographies.

Rene Themistocleous

K social pastoral housemistress


Rene Themistocleous joins Radley as K Social Pastoral House Mistress this September and she made a warm impression with everyone that she met during a three-day stay with us last year. Originally from Zimbabwe, Rene has been a friend of the College for some time, and, more recently she has worked as a carer in Henley-on-Thames. Rene also has three grown up sons who, it seems, thrived in very similar surroundings to Radley during their youth! 

Sam Townsend

master i/c boatclub



I am the Master in Charge of the Boat Club and a former international rower of two Olympic Games. I start the role having coached previously at Reading University BC and Oxford University Women’s BC which I did alongside my own training for the GB Rowing Team. I competed for 12 years for my country earning a number of medals along the way.

I graduated from Reading University in 2010 with a BSc in Rural Environmental Sciences. I work in the Geography department alongside the Boat Club commitments.

I am married to Tasha, who herself rowed for GB at two Olympic Games in the eight. We live in Abingdon just off campus.


Andy Wagner

Cricket Pro


 Prior to being offered a post at Radley (as the College Cricket Professional) I had twelve wonderful years at Lords -  many as Assistant to the Head Coach of the MCC.  

On arrival at Radley ( January 1985 ) my coaching role expanded to include rugby and hockey as well as the administration for up to five sports.  

Over the winter months I've been lucky enough to work with the Middlesex County Cricket Club Academy and have been running their Under 19 & Under 17 sides during the summer holidays for the last 17 years.


Matt Walker

head of critical thinking, master i/c basketball


I joined Radley College’s Politics Department in 2012, having been Head of History and Politics at Wood Green School, Witney from 2005 to 2012. I studied for a BA (Hons) in History and Economics at Manchester University, followed by an MA in European Politics and a PhD in Political Science, and taught at Brunel University from 1999 to 2002, and Oxford Brookes University from 2002 to 2003. I lead the pre-U Global Perspectives course for the 6.1 as part of the CEP programme, and also take a whole school lead on critical thinking. In addition to my burgeoning interest in basketball, I also run a Doctor Who activity for the 6.1, but only when we have the time and space. 

Stuart Walter



Having completed my degree in Economics and Management from Oxford University in 2014 I spent two years as a rowing coach which included a year at Peterhouse School in Zimbabwe. It was while at Peterhouse I got my first taste of the boarding school lifestyle which I found immensely enjoyable. I also got my first experiences of teaching there, to go along with coaching. 
On my return I started teaching full time at Millfield School, alongside which I completed my teacher training and PGCE. From there I joined Radley to teach Maths and Economics as well as moving into D Social as the Resident Sub Tutor.
My personal passion is for sport which is limited only by what I can get my hands on to try out however you’ll most frequently find me playing cricket, coaching rowing or dabbling in squash.


Anthony Williams



I am currently Head of Instrumental Music at Radley and responsible for providing the instrumental and vocal teaching for Radley musicians and supporting their progress. I studied at the Royal Academy of Music and Reading University as a pianist and continue to perform and present masterclasses, lecture-recitals, and seminars on the art of teaching around the world as well as being a Moderator, Examiner and syllabus selector for ABRSM. I am also Master in Charge of X/C at Radley, in my youth (a long time ago) competing for Imperial College. Whilst my job is one big hobby, others include flying model aircraft, gardening and recently, paragliding.

Kyle Willis-Stovold



Having joined Radley in 2014, as a Biologist, it has been great to be involved in so many aspects of school life. When not teaching, my time is usually spent between G Social, as Resident Sub-Tutor or involved in sport, as Master-in-Charge of Rackets, and as Colts 2 Rugby, JC1 Hockey and JC1 Cricket coach.

David Wilson


As the Chaplain of Radley College I am first and foremost a priest and minister to the whole community of Radley College. I was ordained in 2000 at Chester Cathedral and have served as a Rector of St. Peter's Church, Chester and St. Andrews Church in the University Town of St Andrews. I have received degrees from both Durham and St. Andrew's Universities. In the life of the College I teach Theology, I am an Officer in the CCF and coach both a rugby and cricket team.

Garry Wiseman

Head of Mathematics


I joined Radley Maths Department straight from University, and with the exception of a term's teaching exchange to Manchester, I have taught at Radley ever since. In addition to the classroom I have worked as a marker, team leader and a Chief Examiner, at O level, GCSE and A level. I have also served on various government Mathematics panels and committees, and have authored and co-authored a number of Mathematics text books for both IB and for A level.

Nick Wood

master i/c rugby



My love of rugby flourished during my time at Radley as a boy (1996-2001, H) under the tutelage of my predecessor, RMCG. Leaving Radley in 2001, I spent 15 years as a professional rugby player for Gloucester, retiring at the end of the 2015/2016 season as their most capped player and the first to play 200 premiership games for the club. I was fortunate to represent England Saxons and to tour South Africa and Argentina with the senior team. 

I return to my alma mater as Master i/c Rugby with the aim of establishing a program that not only develops excellence, but also fosters a love of the game in every boy who plays. 

Ralph Woodling



I am a Chemistry teacher and Master in Charge of Tennis. I graduated from Oxford in 2000 and entered teaching via a PGCE at Cambridge, following a brief spell in banking and cooking. This is my fourth year at Radley having taught previously at Tonbridge and Shrewsbury. I am a DCA qualified tennis coach and play league club tennis at Roehampton, and for Radley dons. I am an enthusiastic Midgets Rugby and Hockey coach and, together with the Chaplain, was delighted to be named Coach of the Season in 2014. I am a keen motoring enthusiast and owner and enjoy ski touring, cooking and wine, and sit on the Radley cellar committee. I am married to Laura, an anaesthetist in Oxford, and have a baby son Rufus.

Ian Yorston

Director of Digital Strategy


I have previously been Head of Science, Head of Physics and Head of Careers. Beyond Radley, I act as an advisor to the Independent Schools Council, I am a Governor of a Catholic day school and also an ISI Schools' Inspector.

Prior to Radley I spent ten years in the Royal Air Force, including three years as an Electronic Warfare Officer. This involved a lot of computers and a number of wars. I also spent a great deal of time working alongside Americans. This wasn't necessarily a bad thing. If I did have a youth then it was a long time ago. I spent some of it reading Economics and Engineering Science at Oxford University.

Oliver Choroba

head of chemistry


I completed an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg before carrying out graduate research (MPhil and PhD) in the field of bio-organic chemistry at the University of Cambridge where I was a member of St John’s College. After another four years as a Research Fellow at St John’s, I embarked on a teaching career at Charterhouse where I taught IGCSE, A-level, PreU and IB Chemistry and also became Head of Chemistry, Master i/c Rowing and was involved in Oxbridge applications. Whilst at Charterhouse I completed a PGCE at the University of Buckingham and an MA in Philosophy from Birkbeck College, University of London. After a brief stint as a Housemaster at Gordonstoun I rejoined the academic side of school teaching to be the Head of Chemistry at Radley College in 2018. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry and SCI. I have co-written and edited a number of chemistry texts and online courses (online text for the PreU Chemistry course by CUP and the Pearson IGCSE textbook). When I am not reading scientific or philosophical non-fiction I like to play golf, ski, and above all spend time with my family. I am also a lover of fine food and wine. At Radley I am a sixth form master, a Sub-Tutor of A Social and help with rowing, community service and the Shell pre-CCF programme.

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