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H Social

H Social

Situated directly between Queens Court and Clocktower Court, opposite the David Rae Smith building and within a stone's throw of the Theatre and Silk Hall there is no denying that H is in the centre of the school.  Perhaps most importantly for boys, it is closest to Shop!

H Social prides itself on having great diversity with an emphasis on the happiness and well-being of the individual. There is a great sense of warmth and camaraderie and boys are encouraged to work as a team, particularly across year groups. It is certainly a Social for the all-rounder but is happy to champion the eccentric, never letting the diverse array of talents go to waste. 

In the last few years H Social has had boys who have gone on to row for Great Britain and play cricket for Middlesex, and there is currently a fantastic crop of debaters and aspiring politicians.

As one 6.2 put it,

There is no better feeling than feeling at home away from home and this is exactly what H offers. I don't want to leave.

George May
George May
H Social Tutor, Theatre Studies Teacher
I have been Tutor of H Social since 2012. Having graduated from Edinburgh University and LAMDA, I joined Radley in 2005 to teach Theatre Studies. I am a former head of PSHE Education and coach Rugby, Football, Cricket, make the occasional foray onto a basketball court and am a keen country sportsman. Life in Social is lively to say the least, with four children and a cocker spaniel in tow, but the energy and camaraderie of teenage boys is reward in itself. Whilst I prepare boys for confirmation, Emi-Lou, my wife, can be found directing cookery classes and the children setting up the BBQ for Saturday evenings with the boys, come rain or shine. Northumberland’s moorlands and beaches are a particular haven for the family, as well as the more temperate climes of North Cornwall, but if we are outdoors building a treehouse, chopping wood or on a good walk, the family pulse is racing.
Sally Shuckburgh
Sally Shuckburgh
H Social Pastoral Housemistress
I joined the H Social Team as PHM in September 2013. I have spent much of my previous career working in HR, most recently before Radley at St Aldates Church in Oxford. I’m married to John who is a wine merchant, have a daughter Roz who is a teacher and a whippet called Dotty. I love being part of the H Social family and being able to encourage, affirm and help the boys. No two days are the same and it’s a great deal of fun!
Dan Lafferty
Dan Lafferty
H Social Sub Tutor
I joined Radley in 2019 after graduating from Queens’ College, Cambridge, where I received a BA in Mathematics and an MSci in Systems Biology. I started as a Graduate Assistant in the Maths department, and was delighted to accept a full time teaching role starting in 2020. In my first term at Radley I dabbled in coaching Rugby with the mighty Midgets 7th team, but my sporting passions lie in and on the water; I represented The University of Cambridge in both Water Polo and Lightweight Rowing, and I feel very lucky to be able to coach both sports here at Radley. I’m thrilled to join an incredible team with George and Sally in H-Social as the new Resident Sub-Tutor, and feel privileged to spend more time with the boys in social.

H Social
Radley College
Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 2HS
Tel: 01235 543000