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13/01/2015

Alumnus Awarded MBE for Services to Education

We were thrilled to come across this news article about Anthony “Tony” Scott, a teacher, athlete, and Wolsey Hall former student who 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.

 

Tony Scott running in Nice. Photo: https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews/11706515.Newport_teacher_and_GB_athlete_gets_MBE/

Tony Scott running in Nice. Source: South Wales Argus

 

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.

 

Are you a Wolsey Hall alumnus/ alumna? We’re actively seeking news, updates, and stories from students past and present – email amy.hemingway@wolseyhalloxford.org.uk to get in touch!

 

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