A MONK who used to teach at one of England\’s premier Roman Catholic boys\’ schools has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of abusing pupils under his charge in the late 1980s.
Richard White, now 66, was a geography teacher at Downside School near Bath when he was identified as a possible risk to pupils, but no legal action was taken. Instead, Father Nicholas – as he was known at the school – was warned about his behaviour towards a 12-year-old and was switched to teaching older boys.
No, don\’t know him at all, just after my time there.
But something really doesn\’t ring true about this at all. A monk teaching geography? Surely not.
Every public school I\’ve ever heard of reserves that subject for the games masters I thought.
You know, on the basis that it\’s a simple enough subject that they should be able to work out which end of the book to start reading to the class from?
Certainly for years I thought that a geographer\’s uniform was some variation of a tracksuit.