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Dr Peter McLaughlin
Dr Peter McLaughlin became the Headmaster of The Doon School in mid-July 2009.  Growing up in Africa, he attended Prince Edward in Harare, an almost identical school to The Doon that was modelled on Harrow, so he feels that coming to the Chandbagh estate has been very much like coming home.  He was a lecturer in Modern History at the then University of Rhodesia, a post-doctoral research fellow at the London School of Economics and, from 1983, a teacher, housemaster and headmaster in a number of British public and international schools. Most of his educational experience has been in boys’ boarding schools, although he has also headed other types of schools.  From 1999 to 2005 he was Principal of The British International School, Cairo, the premier British school in Egypt, and most recently he has been the headmaster of Casterton School, the 180-year old academic boarding school in England attended by the Bronte sisters.  Dr McLaughlin is a published author and his academic specialism is military and defence history, with particular reference to guerrilla warfare.  He is married to Elizabeth and has two sons, both of whom attended the boys’ boarding school in England in which their father taught for some years.
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