By Alan Megahey
While Peterhouse opened in 1955, the British Empire in Africa was once nonetheless intact and the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland - with its excessive hopes and fears - had simply come into being. It was once a boarding college based at the British version, yet to ensure that it'll 'adapt all that's most sensible within the Public college culture to African conditions'.For 50 years, in Rhodesia after which in Zimbabwe, its governors and employees have tried to do this, and feature obvious it develop from a boys' institution of 350 to a bunch of faculties instructing over one thousand boys and girls.But the tale of Peterhouse is not just approximately paintings and recreation, song and drama, chapel, construction advancements and syllabus adjustments. it truly is set within the context of academic improvement and political swap in a Southern African country.This historical past of the varsity exhibits the way it grew to become a pioneering multi-racial establishment in 'white Rhodesia'; shared the sufferings of the rustic in the course of the 'bush war'; improved vastly within the new Zimbabwe, survived the contradictions of a black 'Marxist' govt, and has stored its company dedication to being a 'Church School'.
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