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Dr Chris Gausden

M.A., M.St., D.Phil. (Oxon)

Dr Gausden is Head of English and form tutor to Year 8/8S. He teaches English to boys in Years 6 to 8/8S and History to boys in Years 6 and 7. In addition to teaching, Dr Gausden assists with several lunchtime and afterschool activities, including cookery, drama, and museum tours. Dr Gausden is also an editor of The Nucleus magazine. 

Dr Gausden grew up in Aylesbury before reading for his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in History and English at the University of Oxford. He is currently working on preparing his D.Phil. thesis, ‘A Court in Transition: The Literary Culture of the English Court, c.1590-1612’, for publication. Dr Gausden has taught undergraduate students and worked in several schools – primary, secondary, and international – in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. 

Beyond the classroom, Dr Gausden is an avid reader and enjoys swimming. During the recent lockdowns, he has worked to improve a number of skills: especially cooking, gardening, and learning Italian. His greatest ambition is to learn how to ride a horse.