Arnold, Thomas

   Arnold was educated at the University of Oxford and, after ordination, he became a Fellow of Oriel College. At the age of thirty-three, he was appointed Headmaster of Rugby School. He was very involved in the ecclesiastical issues of his time, but he is primarily remembered as the major reformer of the English public schools. At Rugby he emphasised moral and religious ideals, then athletic prowess and only thirdly the development of the intellect. He consistently extolled the ideal of the English gentleman and ensured that the older boys took responsibility for their juniors. His weekly sermons in the school chapel were said to have made an enormous impression on his schoolboy hearers and his educational principles rapidly spread to other schools.
   A.P. Stanley (ed.), The Life and Correspondence of Thomas Arnold, 2 vols (1844);
   M. McCrum, Thomas Arnold (1989).

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