Tag: St Olave’s School

On the Move

Peter Batten is amazed by what he’s discovered about Oliver Sacks . . . These three words form the title of one of the most famous English poems of the 1950s. It was written by Thom Gunn, who went on to spend most of his life in the […]

Peter Batten

Brighton resident Peter has been writing articles for The Whistler since 2011. It’s time we found out more about him… He celebrated his 80th birthday in July last year. He has been married twice and has 5 children. He has a degree in English Literature, a master’s degree […]

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Larger than Life

Peter Batten muses about Art… James Middleton was a large man, large in size and large in personality. Once a Cornish rugby player, he won an MC in World War I. At St Olave’s School in Southwark he was my Art teacher. It was my good fortune to […]