John Hampden Grammar School has been awarded a grant of £44,800 by the Heritage Lottery Fund for a student-led project on the history of the school and its role in providing education in High Wycombe since 1893. My researcher, Tim Hewish, is a former pupil of the school and is especially looking forward to seeing the final result.

In the Palace of Westminster, on the right as you enter Central Lobby from Westminster Hall, there is a statue of John Hampden which carries the words:

Known as the Patriot, he was a militant Puritan committed to the Rule of Law.

A great epitaph for a man who was mortally wounded defending his country in the name of freedom.

The John Hampden School is a fine tribute to the name and I wish them all the best in this project.

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