Whitgift Headmaster, Michael Hugill d. 28th August 2013
On 28th August 2013, Michael Hugill, former Headmaster of Whitgift School 1961-70, died aged 95.
Service at Putney Vale Crematorium at 1:20pm, Wednesday 11th September. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Trinity Hospice.
From the Telegraph:-
On 28th August 2013, aged 95, Michael Hugill, MA (Cantab), younger son of the late Engineer Rear-Admiral and Mrs Rene Charles Hugill. After war service in the RNVR he dedicated his life to education, including teaching at Bedford Modern School, as Headmaster of Preston Grammar School and Whitgift School, then Assistant Master at Westminster School. Also an author and contributor. Much loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle. Service at Putney Vale Crematorium at 1.20 p.m. Wednesday 11th September. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Trinity Hospice. Enquiries to Alan Greenwood & Sons, 119 London Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT2 6NH.
From Memories of Whitgift, p194:-
“Hugill, Michael J, Headmaster 1961-70
He possessed a rich and sensitive imagination, revealed in … dealing with personal problems of boys and of staff, and more publicly in his occasional participation in stage performances put on by the Common Room for Christmas entertainment. At these events he was glad to drop the somewhat severe and detached manner he thought appropriate for a headmaster, but which cloaked an essentially friendly and even mischievous light-heartedness. When he left he could look back with satisfaction at much progress in liberating those cultural subjects in which he was chiefly interested, and which – music, painting, drama and literature – he could express himself as a critic of experience and respected authority.”