Rugby School on Paxman Programme

Rugby School is to feature in Monday’s episode of the BBC’s ‘Empire’ series presented by Jeremy Paxman.

‘Playing the Game’, due to be broadcast on BBC One at 9pm on 12 March, is a continuation of Jeremy’s personal investigation into Britain’s empire.

In this, the third episode, he traces the growth of a peculiarly British type of hero along with a peculiarly British type of obsession, sport – the Empire at play.

Jeremy visited Rugby School to investigate the idea of the Christian gentleman, the central place of Classics at the time and also the importance of sport.

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