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Lancing College celebrated the Eucharist to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founder

PUBLISHED: 01:16 25 April 2011 | UPDATED: 19:15 20 February 2013

Rear Admiral Sir Robert Woodard, grandson of Nathaniel, the founder

Rear Admiral Sir Robert Woodard, grandson of Nathaniel, the founder

Lancing College celebrated the Eucharist to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Canon Nathaniel Woodard, who founded the College. View photos from the event and more information here...

Bicentennial celebration


The whole school at Lancing College celebrated the Eucharist to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Canon Nathaniel Woodard, who founded the College in 1848. Guests at the service included the Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, the High Sheriff of West Sussex, the Chairman of Adur District Council, the Mayor of Worthing, Tim Loughton MP and Rear Admiral Sir Robert Woodard, Nathaniel's grandson. The preacher was the Right Reverend John Inge, the Bishop of Worcester, who was ordained while working at Lancing.



In the evening, former pupil Sir Christopher Hampton returned to the College to give the third Evelyn Waugh Lecture. He talked about the influence of the inspirational teaching at Lancing during the 1960s and his career as a playwright and translator. At the drinks reception following the lecture, Tom Waugh unveiled the bust of his grandfather Evelyn (also a former pupil), which he had sculpted for Lancing College. He was joined by his cousin, the author Alexander Waugh. Other guests included former and current pupils and member of staff, and members of the Development Council and Governing Body of the College.

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