Christopher Wightwick (OK Staff 1975-80) died March 1, 2013

Wightwick died in March 2013, aged 81.He was Head Master of King’s 1975-80.

Innovative, representing a new generation of teachers, he was well liked by many pupils and members of staff. It was he personally who saw to it that corporal punishment was abolished at the school, far ahead of his time. He also introduced German as an optional subject at ‘O’ and ‘A’ level.

An accomplished linguist, Mr. Wightwick published several books, such as the Berlitz German and English grammar handbooks.

A supporter of several charities, he donated his body to medical science.