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New chair for Board of Education

by Margaret Holness

THE next chairman of the Church of England’s Board of Education, and of the National Society, is to be the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd John Pritchard. He succeeds the Bishop of Lincoln, Dr John Saxbee, who retires in January.

Bishop Pritchard will become the leading Anglican spokesman on education at a crucial moment, when there is upheaval in the schools system, and higher-educa­tion institutions — several of which are C of E found­a­tions — are in financial ...

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