Know your teachers!

Below are some interesting and little-known facts about some of your teachers at Rugby School. See if you can guess which teacher they belong to: the list of teachers’ names are at the end. 

Send your answers to Stella Spens, spensi@rugbyschool.net to try and win a prize! Answers will be published during the last week of term. Watch this space, and good luck!

  1. As a child, I was in an ITV drama, written by William Trevor, and starring Maggie Smith, and filmed on location at Bilton Grange.
  2. I used to work for AstraZeneca on new drug development.
  3. I read the news on BBC when I was 10
  4. I have conducted the Children in Need song twice live on BBC1.
  5. I am followed by Barack Obama and Britney Spears on Twitter.
  6. I got told off by Richard Dawkins for asking a stupid question
  7. My wingspan exceeds my height.
  8. I nearly drowned in the Nile when I was ten
  9. I once appeared in a short film alongside the person who created the TV channel ‘Dave’ (whose name is actually Dave, by the way!)
  10. I spent a year teaching in a Category A, ‘maximum-security’ prison.
  11. I was once on Iranian television as a belly dancer.
  12. I am an ex pro beach volleyball player.
  13. I cycled from Yorktown, Virginia to San Francisco, California (3830 miles) in the summer holiday of my first year of Uni.
  14. I can speak 5 languages including German 
  15. I kept scrapbooks full of the successes of Liverpool FC throughout the mid 70’s when they were winning the League and European Cup
  16. I met Stephen King and got his autograph. And yes he is scary.
  17. I own a 300 year old pub.
  18. I met my wife in Transylvania during my gap year
  19. I have scored a hole in one in a golf competition 

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Mr Kurgansky
Dr Hancox
Mr Nicks
Mr Wright
Dr Crabb 
Mrs Robinson 
Mlle Durieu 
Mr Folker
Mrs Baker 
Mrs Stevenson 
Mrs Rosser 
Mrs Hampton
Mrs Waweru 
Mr Foulds 
Mr Robinson 
Dr Fowle
Dr Leamon 
Mr Day 
Mrs Lockhart-Mann