George Sayer

The inspiring and popular Head of English, George Sayer (a teacher at the College from 1945 until 1978), was warmly remembered on Saturday 24th June, when a Blue Plaque was unveiled at his former home in Malvern. This is where he used to host visits from his famous friends CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien.  Guests at the unveiling included his widow Margaret Sayer, many of his former students and Common Room colleagues and was organised by the Malvern Civic Society.  The current Head of English, Dr Bradley Wells, spoke with great passion about George Sayer’s work and legacy.

The College hosted drinks and a light lunch for all those gathered, where the Headmaster, Antony Clark, and Dr Wells were delighted to announce the establishment of the George Sayer Fellowship fund at the College. This fund will enable the College to invite a writer/poet/author to act as a writer-in-residence and host creative writing workshops or lectures for our pupils. OM Richard Wintour (SH.66-71) has generously founded this initiative as a fitting way to honour George’s memory, and to ensure that a love of literature continues to be inspired in our pupils.

We are so pleased that OMs who were influenced by George Sayer’s inspirational teaching and guidance have joined with Richard by giving to the George Sayer Fellowship fund. If you would like more information about this fund or to make a gift yourself, please contact Jen Newton on or +44(0)1684 581 654.



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