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The TurnstoneA Doctor's Story$
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Geoffrey Dean

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780853237570

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314292

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(p.7) Chapter 2 School
The Turnstone
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This chapter presents the author's recollections of his school days. When he was five, he attended La Sagesse, a convent school run by French Sisters, and, in 1926, at the age of seven, his parents sent him to a preparatory boarding school, Bishop's Court. The author later transferred to Ampleforth, a Benedictine school, where he quickly rose to the top of his class. At the age of sixteen he decided to become a doctor and obtained the necessary credits to gain entry to the Medical School at Liverpool University. Heeding the advice of his headmaster, Paul Neville, the author also began reading a book a day, and developed a great admiration for Thomas More, whom he regarded as his patron saint.

Keywords:   schooling, education, medical school, Liverpool University, Thomas More

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