"Athlete, mountaineer, all rounder, distinguished war record in M.T.B’s. Headmaster twice over, an O.B.E. thrown in. The list of honours still sticks in my gullet. Renaissance man, musician, art connoisseur, historian and archivist. Multi-linguist – a fluent speaker of Greek, German, Swedish, French and Italian. Is just the English that’s a bit funny. You can see now, I think, why I am beginning to enjoy speaking about J.W.Y. tonight.

[...] moreover he is an English gentleman in the very best sense of the word – and I speak as a Scot." 


Roy McComish, founder and former head of Box Hill - "Toast To Winthrop-Young" at the Round Square Conference, Bishop’s College, Lennoxville, Quebec 1992 


The family would like to thank Louise Avery (Gordonstoun Archive ), Gesa Meyer-Wiefhausen (Salem ), Brigitte Mohn (Kurt Hahn Archive º) and Round Square () for their support and collaboration on this project.