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E.G. Hollis (Former Staff)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of former member of staff E.G. Hollis on 16 February 2021
16 Feb 2021
In memoriam

Elliot Glyn Hollis, known as Glyn, was a member of staff from 1976 until 1993 when he retired to Wells in Somerset.

In the 1993 Churcherian Magazine, the Headmaster, GW Buttle wrote...

Mr Hollis joined Churcher's in January 1976 as Assistant Geography Master and Assistant Boarding Master. As a boy he enjoyed a successful education at the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Warwickshire where he was a House Captain and Head Boy. He read for a BSC at Leicester University followed by a Post Graduate Certificate of Education at the University of London. His first teaching post was at The Royal Pinner School, Hatch End in Middlesex, where he was also a resident master closely involved in the boarding life of the school. After seven years a promotion followed to Head of Geography and Economics at Sharradswood School in Welwyn, where he was also a resident master.

After five years at Welwyn, he moved to the King Edward Grammar School in Birmingham to take up the post of House master of Longdon Hall. Some four years later a move to Churcher's allowed a continuation of his involvement in boarding but also greater opportunity for the teaching of geography. His success in the boarding environment led to his appointment as Housemaster of Ramshill House from September of 1977. This post he continued to fill with great success until the closure of Ramshill in July 1989. From then until his retirement Glyn was resident master in College House.

A notable feature of Glyn Hollis was a keen interest in the wider life of the schools in which he taught. He was closely involved in fieldwork and was also responsible for the ski trips which have been so popular with many Churcher's pupils. We are immensely grateful to Glyn for his contribution to life here for some seventeen years. His caring and sympathetic attitude will be a loss to the College. We wish him every happiness and hope retirement will allow him to continue the development of his interests in walking and travelling.

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