Al Grant is Vice Principal at Harris Westminster and teaches History. He studied Classics at Oxford University, and while this remains one of his enduring passions, he has mainly taught History and Philosophy. Before joining Harris Westminster he served as Head of Year, Head of History and then Assistant Headteacher at London secondary schools. His love of History encompasses Classical, Early Modern and Modern History. He holds a particular interest in China since the nineteenth century Opium Wars, what he describes as a “something of a roller coaster ride of triumphs and disasters, under the leadership of various spectacularly flawed individuals".