What is (orwas) your secret ambition? To be a published author (watch this space).
Memorablemomentswith colleagues? Too many to account for. 19 Next 27 years?What next?What are your plans for the future? To make them as creative as the last 27!
Favourite place in theCollege? The balcony of the pavilion, watching the last 20 overs of a 1st XI match.
Best theatre production? Equus and Amadeus
Are there any particular instances fromyour common roomPresidency that you recall? Having to say farewell to Tony Verity as Master of the College which was not an easy task.
Best OAwriter? Tom Rob Smith (87-97), he has written some fantastic pieces over the years, one of which (Child 44) was adapted into a film.
24 Why teaching?
Teaching is a profession where no two days are the same and you get to teach the subject that you love, and I love the way of life.
For twenty-seven years Dulwich College has been more than fortunate to have had Simon Northcote-Green as a member of the teaching staff. During that period he has filled many roles, all with great distinction. This interview tells us something about the man, but not all. His natural modesty precludes this. For example he was a touch unlucky not to get an Oxford Cricket Blue but was a club cricketer of considerable repute. He is a schoolmaster in the full sense of the word. He always remembered that the primary role of a teacher is to teach, but to be a true schoolmaster it is necessary to play a full and influential part in the life of the school in all its aspects. Of course Simon applied for headships and would have been an outstanding Headmaster. How fortunate for Dulwich College that he was able to devote so many years to the school he loved and which came to love him.
I am sure all Alleynians will join me in thanking him for all he has done and wish him a long, happy and rewarding retirement.
Terry Walsh Senior Fellow
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