Famous headmaster of Ampleforth dies
DOM PAUL NEVILL, 0.S.B., C.B.E., of Ampleforth, widely regarded as one of the greatest headmasters in the country, died on Monday at the age of 71.
In his nearly 30 years as headmaster he saw the boys in the college rise in number from 250 to some 600.
In an appreciation on page 7, one of his old boys, the Hon. Hugh Fraser, M.P., describes him as "the beloved and effortlessly dominant leader of the world of Catholic public school education," a headmaster whose pupils won scholarships and V.C.s, who educated priests and generals too. and whose mark is the spirit of Catholic lay action.
He was himself educated at Ampleforth and was professed there in 1900. He was ordained in 1907 and joined the Ampleforth teaching staff. In the Coronation Honours last year he was appointed C.I3.E.