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I Let me ask you first, er, Harrow School and schools like it are known as independent schools, and until recently they were referred to as public schools. Why is it that a private school was known as a public school?B You must remember that the vast majority of the independent schools were founded well before any government in this country made state education available to all. Therefore, before 1900, all these independent schools were available to the total public. Admittedly they had to pay fees. And that is where the name public came from. Once the government began to legislate to give all children in the land a state education then the public schools, which were indeed private, changed their name to being independent, in other words, independent of government control.I Has Harrow School changed in the past hundred years?B I think that if a foreigner came to Harrow Hill and looked at the boys in the High Street, and the masters, they would think it hadn't . The boys wear straw hats, they wear the old what is called a bluer a blazer kind of garment during the week, they wear tails on a Sunday, the senior boys wear top hats. All the masters have to teach in suits and wear gowns. I have to wear my mortar board to raise my hat to the boys as they raise their hat to me. And there is a traditional formality along the High Street. Once you dive into the classroom, or into a boarding house, or into my study, you would find that the place had changed at a deeper level very very much indeed; the curriculum of course has changed fundamentally, science was not taught here in the last century; ..... that Fox Talbot, who started photography in this country, started his experiments in this very house, but was banned by the headmaster as he did not want chemistry to be taught. So today you will find Latin and Greek is taught as it was in 1570, but you will also find craft design technology, Russian, computer sciences, and a lot of very modern teaching techniques in all subjects.I You have 770 boys here between the ages of thirteen and eighteen. Erm ... what about discipline? How do you control them?B Well, we're rather a village on the hill. There are 770 boys, there are over 200 people employed here, who live on the hill with their families, and we try and run it as a little village. We do not, as a lot of ... other people I know think, we do not beat any boys here. Erm, we try and encourage them to treat other people as they would be treated. We're very fussy about courtesy. And the normal kinds of ill discipline, which you would find in any family of young boys growing up and spreading their wings, are usually things which are anti-social. And so we try and punish them by making them do something back for the community. If you had been here this morning, you would have found a senior boy with a group of naughty boys at quarter to seven in the morning. They would be clearing up all the litter over the main public streets of Harrow Hill in order to keep our environment clean and tidy.I As this is a boarding school, let's talk a bit about the extra-curricular activities. What... what do you do with the children when they're not in class?B We here feel strongly that we educate the whole man.