John Christie (headmaster)
Author Roald Dahl attended Repton from 1929, where, according to Boy: Tales of Childhood, a friend named Michael was viciously caned by headmaster Geoffrey Fisher, who later became the Archbishop of Canterbury. However, according to Dahl's biographer Jeremy Treglown, the caning took place in May 1933, a year after Fisher had left Repton and the headmaster concerned was in fact J. T. Christie.
Hugh Lloyd-Jones, a British classical scholar who became Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford, recounted that, during his years as a student at Westminster School, he had been interested in Modern History before being converted to Classics by Christie.
- Norrington, A. L. P. "Christie, John Traill (1899–1980)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online edition) (subscription access). Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2007-08-14.
- Sturrock, Donald (8 August 2010). "Roald Dahl's schooldays". The Daily Telegraph. London.
- Jeremy Treglown, Roald Dahl: A Biography (1994) , Faber and Faber, page 21. Treglown's source note is as follows: "Several people who were at the top of Priory House at the time have discussed it with me, particularly B.L.L. Reuss and John Bradburn."
- Obituary in The Times October 9, 2009
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