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Meet our Authors: Malcolm Tozer

Reading Tozer is stimulating. Like all good authors, when he doesn’t have the answer, he sets the reader the right question.”

- Dr Joseph Spence

Malcolm Tozer taught physics and physical education at Uppingham School in Rutland from 1966 until 1989. For six years from 1989 he was the founding headmaster of Northamptonshire Grammar School in Northampton and then headmaster of Wellow House School in Nottinghamshire for a further ten years from 1995.

Since 2005 he has led inspections for the Independent Schools Inspectorate, served for ten years as a governor at Repton School and Foremarke Hall, both in Derbyshire, and promoted partnerships in physical education and sport between state and independent schools.

He is the author of The Ideal of Manliness (2015) and Education in Manliness (2018) and the editor of Physical Education and Sport in Independent Schools (2012). In spring this year, he published the volume Edward Thring’s Theory, Practice and Legacy: Physical Education in Britain since 1800 to much critical acclaim (some of which you can read here).

Sport in History review noted that: Those familiar with Malcolm Tozer’s previous works on Thring will not be surprised to know that this very readable, elegantly produced and delightfully illustrated book fully meets its author’s goal of furthering our understanding of Thring, his practice and his legacy. [The work] provides an important and timely re-evaluation of the role of physical education at Thring’s Uppingham, while further examining the legacy of that role in the present practice of physical education.


Malcolm described his experience with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

It was a pleasure to receive the invitation from Cambridge Scholars Publishing to prepare a new and expanded edition of my earlier book on physical education at Uppingham School in the nineteenth century and to incorporate the legacy of its innovative theory and practice within a broad history of physical education in Britain from 1800 until the present day.

Advice from colleagues at CSP on how to produce the book to the publisher’s specifications was always swift and helpful; the final typesetting was most attractive; and the eye-catching design of the cover exceeded my expectations. The marketing of the book could not have been better – whether informing scholars in the field and university departments of the book’s date of publication or arranging for announcements and reviews to be published in a dozen educational newspapers and academic journals. If the book does not sell, it will not be the fault of CSP.”


To celebrate Malcolm Tozer’s work, we’re offering a 50% discount on Edward Thring’s Theory, Practice and Legacy until December 15th. To claim your discount, simply enter the code ‘MOANOV19’ when purchasing the book on our website.


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