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Emma Crozier - Housemistress & teacher of history

Emma joined Dauntsey’s in 2003 and is Housemistress and a Tutor for Evans House, one of the two Upper School girls' boarding houses. She is also a Teacher of History and is responsible for Dauntsey's Running Club.

Prior to joining Dauntsey’s, Emma was Head of History at Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston-upon-Thames.

More about Emma …

What do you enjoy most about your subject?

I love that History is so vast and that the past tells us so much about the world as we find it today - my Fourth Form are particularly aware of this at present as they consider Chamberlain's policy of appeasement.

It’s fascinating to think about what life would have been like in the past and how people would have experienced the great events that occurred - such as the French and Russian Revolutions - and what they would have thought of the great architects of change - such as Robespierre and Lenin.

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

That it is such a friendly, positive and cheerful place with so much going on. I love Dauntsey's energy!

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

I like to spend time with my family, playing games, having fun, going on walks. I also like to spend time on our allotment - though I am better at weeding than I am at growing anything!

Your favourite place on earth and why?

The Cornish Coast. I am my very happiest when walking either on the wild north coast, or enjoying the calmer south, particularly around Portloe. I feel very fortunate to be from Cornwall and enjoy several visits a year to see my parents, family and friends.

If you could have a “superpower”, what would it be and why?

I would like to be able to fly. Not soaring high above the clouds (probably a bit chilly)- more like a bit of a hover and swoop. Every now and then I'll have a dream that I can - and then wake up a bit disappointed.

Which book is top of your pile right now?

One on One by Craig Brown. It's a 'daisy chain' of 101 true encounters between famous historical figures, including Hitler, Elvis, President Nixon, Leo Tolstoy and Harry Houdini. Not only is it fascinating and hugely entertaining, it's also very readable and you can pick it up and put it down without getting lost - so perfect if you don't have the time to completely lose yourself in a book!