4 May 2001
Alec Peterson - A memoir [7MB, PDF]
International education: mirage or oasis? [116 kb, PDF]
This lecture is divided into two sections. The first discusses the life and achievements of Alec
Many practical suggestions are provided to address these questions and to re-affirm the values of
international education. These suggestions range from altering the structure of the IB Diploma
He concludes with the question “Are we truly representative? If not, are we truly international?”
A scholarship student at St. John's College Cambridge, David Sutcliffe took his degree in French and German. While teaching at Salem School in Germany, he became closely acquainted with the noted German educationist Kurt Hahn.
David was a member of staff when the first United World College, the Atlantic College in Wales, opened in 1962; he later became head of the school (1969–1982). He then was the founding head of the UWC of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy (1982–2001).
He was vice-president of the International Baccalaureate from 1985 to
David represented the United World Colleges International Organisation in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Middle East until October 2003. He was also a successful participant in the 1976 single-handed sailing race across the Atlantic.
David is currently engaged in the completion of the biography of Kurt Hahn. In 2001 he was appointed Grand'Ufficiale dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.