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David Livingstone, deputy headmaster of Rugby School, aged 47, is to be the next head of Twyford preparatory school, near Winchester. Dr Livingstone takes up his new post in April.

Twyford School, which has 312 boarding and day pupils aged three to 13, was founded on its present site in 1809 but it dates back to the 17th century. It is believed to be the school which educated and possibly expelled the poet Alexander Pope.

Jacky Lumby, former deputy director of the educational management development unit at Leicester University, has become professor of educational leadership and director of research at the University of Lincoln. She was previously responsible for management development at the Greater Peterborough Training and Enterprise Council.

Marion North, director of the Laban Centre, one of Europe's leading dance training institutions, will retire next August. Dr North has been the centre's principal and chief executive since 1972. She will see the centre move to a new building at Deptford Creekside later this year. It will house 13 dance studios, a 300-seat theatre, a library, dance health facilities and a cafe. Her successor has yet to be appointed.

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