Alumnus Awarded MBE for Services to Education
We were thrilled to hear Anthony “Tony” Scott, a teacher, athlete, and Wolsey Hall former student is to receive an MBE for his services to education:
It is quite remarkable then that Mr Scott, who later taught a young Peter Mandelson, is to receive an MBE for his Services to Education after making the New Year’s Honours list.
“I didn’t like school and left when I was 15!” he said. A keen boxer and table tennis player, Mr Scott played football for Nash United, Queens Hill Rangers, and Newport County.
He eventually earned enough money to pay for a home study course with Wolsey Hall Oxford to successfully gain eight O Levels and an A Level, before attending a teacher training college at Dudley in Worcestershire.
In addition to being a devoted teacher, Scott is also an inspirational athlete. In 1998 he had a liver transplant, and went on to represent Great Britain at a number of World Transplant Games. Last summer he earned 4 gold medals in the British Transplant Games and has been selected to again be part of Team GB at the World Transplant Games.