"The Trustees, staff, tutors and Friends of Higham are very excited about George's appointment and we extend a very warm welcome to him, Carmel his wife and family.
"The post of Principal of this Lake District residential college for adults generated a massive amount of interest with applicants from as far afield as Australia.
"George's passion and enthusiasm for adult learning and previous experience of the sector make him the ideal individual for the job."
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