A footnote to the stuff about Dancy. There is mention in both obituaries to Dancy’s experiment during the 1960s of taking in pupils to Marlborough from Swindon, the local big town, and it says that the experiment failed. But it doesn’t say why it failed. The answer was that they couldn’t stand the place, the prevalence of homosexuality and the horrible food, not just that they couldn’t ride their motorbikes to school. That’s why the next experiment was to introduce girls.