School, University, Youth Work UK, 1916
Scope and Contents
RG seems to have enjoyed his time at West Downs Preparatory School, especially the Scouting activites, which he described in letters to his parents (B3/2-5). He was unhappy at Rugby, and transferred to Bedales School in 1919. At Cambridge he was again unhappy, and criticized it later as being over-intellectual. Nevertheless at Cambridge he made lifelong friends and became involved in folk-dancing and youth organisations, especially Kibbo Kift (C6). Since RG was working for cooperation between youth in England and Germany there is some overlap between this section and section D.
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Language of Materials
- From the Fonds: Gardiner, Henry Rolf, 1902-1971 (ecological campaigner and youth leader) (Person)