A snapshot of life’s rich plenty at Bedales

First thing Tuesday and Notices give a good snapshot of life’s rich plenty at Bedales: sixth formers returned from Swaziland, Green Ribbon (History) Club speaker on “What is History?” last night, Amnesty International group mustering ready to re-launch, invitations for student input on next year’s Badley Celebration weekend and Friday will bring a Science lecture on Chaos theory in the afternoon and a Civics in the evening on Scott, the South Pole and a small, sponsored horse (who accompanied Scott) called Bedales. Here at 50 Church Road, Monday night sees the Middle East Society kick off the year’s programme with a wide-ranging and increasingly well informed ramble over current intractabilities.

By Keith Budge, Headmaster, Bedales Schools


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.