RGS Guildford courtyard with students

Mr A Gyford

Teacher of Maths & Head of General Studies
Mr A Gyford
Teacher of Maths & Head of General Studies

When did you join the RGS? 2015 (and again in 2021)

What’s the best thing about the RGS? Staff and students at the RGS are a really passionate and interesting group of people. Whether its Warhammer or Linguistics we all have an outlet to pursue our interests.

What excites you most about coming into work each day? It may be cliche but the students are what makes the RGS such a fun place to work. They enjoy being challenged and often come up with things I’d never have thought of.

What’s your life philosophy/motto in life? Challenge yourself, keep a sense of perspective and have fun.

If you were allowed one dream perk, what would it be? I’d settle for a bacon roll on a Friday morning.

What luxury would you have on a desert island? The complete works of Terry Pratchett.

If you could choose one superhuman ability what would it be? Teleportation seems the most useful, though I’m sure it would be pretty risky.

What’s your favourite film and why? Back to the Future – probably as much for nostalgic reasons as anything else.

Do you have any phobias? No, I’m quite easily spooked though…

What is your favourite ice-cream flavour? Mint choc-chip.

Which actor/actress would you get to play you in a film of your life? Michael J Fox.

If you could be any cartoon character who would you be? Miss Frizzle – think of all those school trips!