Providing awards for Radleians in the Sixth Form to travel to William and Mary College in the USA during the school holidays to study American History.
Malcolm Robinson was an outstanding Head of History at Radley from 1967 to 1974. During this short period of seven years 27 boys succeeded in getting into Oxford or Cambridge as a result of his enthusing them about History and encouraging them to reach for the heights.
In 2008, shortly before Malcolm died, the Warden wrote to him acknowledging his valuable contribution to Radley’s academic development and suggesting that a Fund be set up in his name. Malcolm had been the very first scholar from The Drapers Company to go to William & Mary College in Virginia, USA, and he had found the experience life-changing. He asked if Radley boys could also share something similar.
With the help of the Radley Foundation a small group of ORs from Malcolm’s era set about raising a capital fund of £150,000 to finance one or two Radleians from 6.1 to travel to W&M during the summer holidays for a 3 week course in American history.
Malcolm’s name will live on at Radley; current Radleians can strengthen their CVs by travelling to the USA for a challenging and broadening academic course. We are grateful to all the donors to this fund.