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Andy Palmer - Head of Geography & cricket

Andy joined Dauntsey’s in 1995 and is currently Head of Geography, Head of Cricket and Assistant Housemaster of Upper School Boys’ Day House, Farmer House.

Prior to joining Dauntsey’s, Andy was Head of Geography and Head of Boarding at Colston's School in Bristol. Andy gained a BSc (Hons) in Geography and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at King’s College, London. 

More about Andy….

What do you enjoy most about your subject?

That fact that everything in Geography varies (as my pupils often hear me say....). Places are different to each other, places change over time and it’s therefore a very dynamic subject.

What do you enjoy most about life at Dauntsey’s?

It’s an incredibly friendly, supportive and vibrant community of staff (academic and non-academic) and pupils.

How do you spend your holidays/time out of school?

Sport, travel, family – but not necessarily in that order!

Your favourite place on earth and why?

I love Iceland and have visited it 16 times (I think that's right!). Every time I go, I see somewhere new or something that has changed. The physical and human geography are both fascinating and rather unusual.

Who do you most admire in public life and why?

I tend to have much greater admiration for people I have met privately who have done something special or coped with something very demanding in their personal life.

Which book is top of your pile right now?

10 for 10. Hedley Verity and the Story of Cricket’s Greatest Bowling Feat by Chris Waters. It tells the story of Hedley Verity's remarkable bowling for Yorkshire against Nottinghamshire in 1932.

In the press: A closer look at ... cricket

Over the last twelve years or so, cricket at Dauntsey’s has experienced a significant period of growth and development. In this article Andy Palmer takes a closer look at cricket at Dauntsey’s – go to article