The new Provost of Eton College? None other than William Waldegrave... Who'd have thunk. The current Provost, Eric Anderson, leaves his post in January 2009. Waldegrave attended Eton in the 1950s and his son went there too. Apparently the Queen appoints his successor.
Maybe one day I shall be appointed by the Queen to the headship of Saffron Walden County High School. Or then again, maybe not.
(Note: not being of public school background, in the original post I described him as being the new headmaster. Apparently that's different from a Provost. That'll learn me to be educated under Shirley Williams...)