By Paul M. Allen
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5 : A Teenager Defends Himself Its full title was Haileybury and Imperial Service College, its aim to train boys to be governors of what remained of the British Empire. New boys, called New Governors, soon realised that they were bottom of a large heap of 500 Governors. How many real governors would there ever be room for? Alan went there in 1952, writing home to Lolly: Life here is very strange but I expect I shall soon get used to it. We had a trial rugger game. Everyone is friendly apart from a few 'bad hats'.
His housemaster found him 'rather disappointing' in the post. So in 1956 at the age of 17, he consciously took his future into his own hands for the first and almost the last time. Resisting the usual pressure to try to get into university, including the offer by Barclays, his stepfather's employers, of an extension of his scholarship, he left Haileybury with his two 'A' levels and a promise of work, on meagre expenses only, in Britain's most precarious profession. In his background: a family who probably spoke their minds too much and a school where the natural thing was not to speak your mind at all.
What he had to say in that letter about sex education is the usual bravado. The truth was that 'I'd make sly tentative trysts with girls from next door, but we didn't really know what to do with them except sort of stand there. ' It may be that the butcher boy's alleged experience is the product of an envious imagination, but Alan and his friends were easy prey: one boy 'knew for a fact' that women were unable to lift their arms above their heads owing to the formation of their breasts; you couldn't count javelin-throwers because they'd had operations.
Alan Ayckbourn: Grinning at the Edge: A Biography of Alan Ayckbourn by Paul M. Allen