Francis Benedict Granger was born on 17th February in the wonderful city of York. His education started in St Wildfrid’s school not far from his home in Penley’s Grove Street but transferred to Leeds, St Michaels’s College, where he fell into the tender care of the Jesuits. Next stop on the education route was St Benet’s Hall Oxford, subsequently famous for being the very last college in Oxbridge to go coeducational but why women would want to belong to a college founded for Benedictine monks remains an unanswered question. Following graduation with a B.A. in Theology he determined to travel further afield and took up residence in St James’s Junior Seminary, Makurdi, Nigeria, where he taught Latin to future priests from the Tiv and Idoma tribes. In Makurdi, he first met his future wife but it took another 21 years before he finally married her.