Welcome to MANCENT,
Who are the lecturers?
All the lecturers working for MANCENT have had many years of experience working in Adult Education. Apart from working for Manchester's "Courses for the Public", they have associations with University departments throughout the Country, the Open University, the Adult Education Branches of the University of Liverpool and the Wilmslow Guild.
Over the next few months we are going to add pictures and short CVs for most of our lecturers. At the moment here is a short list of their names, subjects and contact addresses in case of queries.
Robert Callow graduated from London University with first class honours in Botany in 1971. He was awarded the Ph.D. degree for his thesis on the rare Somerset grass Koeleria vallesiana. He was a lecturer at Manchester University for almost thirty years (1974-2003) and a tutor with the Open University for nine (1992-2000). He appeared on the Channel 4 series “Six experiments that changed the world”. His research publications have been mainly concerned with chromosomal evolution in plants but he has taught plant ecology on numerous fieldcourses, both in the Mediterranean and in Britain . He has also led botanical holidays for the tour-company Cox and Kings. He is author, with Dr L.M. Cook, of Genetic and Evolutionary Diversity (Stanley-Thornes, 1999). Since taking early retirement in 2003, he has provided training courses for Aberdeen County Council, Agri-Biotech Ltd and the Field Studies Council. He has also presented courses on an independent basis for those with enquiring minds, particularly in the fields of genetics and evolution.
60 Primrose Lane, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 6LW
- Margaret Curtis
Gareth Curtis read Music at Cambridge and was later awarded a Ph.D. by Manchester University for his research into medieval sacred music. He has spent most of his career in education, teaching for the Music Department and for Courses for the Public at Manchester University; he is also an Associate Lecturer at the Open University.
Despite his out-of-the-way specialist area, he claims catholic interests, and, over the years, has explored a wide range of musical topics in both weekly courses and study days.
25 Westbourne Park, Urmston, Manchester M41 0XR
phone: 0161- 7478687
Highridge House, 196, Chorley New Road, BOLTON, BL1 5AA
- Peter Finch-Sieg
Dr Peter Finch-Sieg graduated with first-class honours in English Literature/ History of Art from the University of York, where he then went on to complete a Ph.D. on Shelley and Romantic poetry, publishing variously on Shelley in the USA and the UK. He has many years’ lecturing experience, teaching both literature and the history of art in a number of university and adult education settings (primarily in the York area, until a recent move to the Pennines). He has a wide range of art-historical and literary interests, but is particularly drawn to Italian Renaissance painting and sculpture, 20th-century Modernist and contemporary art, the literature of the Early Modern period (especially Shakespeare), the literature of the ‘long’ 18th century (especially British Romanticism), and 20th-century and contemporary poetry and the novel.
Address: 7, Ingle Dene, Hebden Bridge, West Yorks, HX7 6PQ Email: email@example.com
Dr. Birgitta Hoffmann is a Honorary Research Fellow at Liverpool University and Co-Director of the Roman Gask Project. She teaches or taught Archaeology, Ancient History and Latin at UCD Dublin, Manchester, Queen’s College Canada and Virginia Military Institute Virginia. She also lectures for a number of adult educational organisations in addition to freelance research and writing. She studied Roman Archaeology, Early Medieval Archaeology and Ancient History at Freiburg University in Freiburg/Germany. She has a MA in Roman Archaeology from Durham University and a PhD in Roman Archaeology (with sub-sits in Ancient History and Iron Age and Medieval Archaeology) from Freiburg University . Birgitta Hoffmann is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and has published widely, especially on trade and long-distance contact across borders, military archaeology for the Roman to early modern periods, as well as Roman history and archaeology.
She is also the Chairperson of the Wilmslow Community Archaeology Group.
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55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 07747 533 070
Dr. Martin R. Jervis
Specialises in modern American political history, with special reference to the US Intelligence community. Director of Historical Studies at the University of Bolton. Currently preparing an article for publication.
Martin Jervis is one of the Lecturers of History Inc.
Contact: 0161 - 491 2874
Retired Head of History Department at Tring School, Hefts, where his specialist subjects where modern American and European history. Subsequently developed a career in Adult Education, teaching at the University of Manchester, the Lamb Guild and the WEA.
Andrew Jones is one of the Lecturers of History Inc.
Carol Leach, BA (Hons)
Professional writer, whose interests include the growth of British Intelligence prior to and during the Cold War; British Africa prior to Decolonisation; Hollywood in the 1920s, 30s and 40s, with special reference to the crime genre.
Carol Leach is one of the Lecturers of History Inc.
Chris Makepeace, BA, FSA, MCLIP
Has been involved with the local history of Manchester for many years. A qualified Librarian, he spent several years working in Manchester’s Local History Library before moving to the Greater Manchester Council. Teaches local history for the University of Manchester and other academic bodies since 1971. Published author of several books featuring the history and photographs of 19th and 20th Century Manchester.
Chris Makepeace is one of the Lecturers of History Inc.
Creina Mansfield teaches English literature and creative writing. She taught courses in Manchester University’s CCE department for ten years. She has a M.A from Manchester University and is completing a Ph.d there. She has published seven works of fiction for young people, some of which have been translated into French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Danish. Her special interests are the modern novel, the theory of narrative structure and film. An enthusiast for the works of Graham Greene, she is one of the judges of the 2010 Graham Greene Writing competition, organised by the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust.
Christine Musgrove studied in Oxford and Edinburgh, gaining an MA in the History of Art. She was a tutor at Manchester University and has spent several years in adult education as well as leading many art history study tours.
c/o Mancent Administrator, 55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
Mike Nevell is an extramural tutor with more than 20 years experience, having taught for the WEA, the Wilmslow Guild and the University of Manchester. He is currently Head of Archaeology at the University of Salford and Chairman of CBA North West. Mike’s research and teaching interests include Industrial archaeology and the archaeology of buildings, with many publications on both subjects.
Mike Nevell, University of Salford, Centre for Applied Archaeology, Joule House, Salford, M5 4NW
email: email@example.com Tel: 0161 - 2953825
Alessandra is on sabbatical in 2012.
Alessandra received her BA (hons) and Specializzazione in Classical Archaeology at the University of Rome and the National School of Archaeology of Rome before moving to Manchester, where she did her MA in Archaeology and PhD in Art History. She was a tutor at the Manchester University Courses for the Public and remains a Honorary Teaching Fellow for the Department of Art History, where she teaches both Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology. Her articles so far have concentrated on the history of Pompeii's excavation, Roman mosaics and commercial buildings. A monograph on the structural analysis of a late-antique house at Ostia Antica will be soon in press.
School of Art History and Visual Studies, Mansfield Cooper Building, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
Dr. Alan Sennett is an Associate Lecturer at the Open University and teaches modern history, politics and film at Manchester and Liverpool universities. He also lectures for a number of adult educational organisations in addition to freelance research and writing. He studied modern history at Sheffield City Polytechnic, took his MA in Political Sociology at Leeds University and a PhD at Manchester Victoria University. Research interests include political organisations in the Spanish Civil War, and film propaganda in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s (including cinema of Empire, Hollywood, Soviet and Weimar cinemas and the documentary film movement in Britain).
Flat 5, 36 Oak Road, Withington, Manchester M20 3DA
Michael Tunnicliffe studied Theology at Birmingham (BA and MA) and at Cambridge (M.Litt) where he did research on three verses in the Book of Isaiah. He is a member of the Society for Old Testament Studies and author of a Commenatry on the books of Chronicles Ezra and Nehemiah. He now teaches free lance for a number of providers in the North West.
5 St.George's Way, Kingsmead, Northwich, CW9 8XG
If so I did my BA in history at Manchester as a mature student. After this I studied for an MA in medieval history on a part-time basis whilst teaching A Level history. Following my masters, I did my PhD on early Anglo-Saxon kingship, graduating in 2002. I gained extensive experience of adult education at Manchester University's CCE (in its various guises!) and in addition I have many years' experience of teaching history at all levels from GCSE to undergraduate. I am currently teaching in MMU's Department of History and Economic History.
Dr Damian J. Tyler, 63 Cuckoo Lane, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 6WD
I have a BA honours degree in English & Philosophy from the University of Reading (1963), an MA in English & American Literature, McMaster University (1966) and an MA in Literary Translation, Essex University (1968). From 1967-71, I held various p/t teaching and lecturing posts at Essex University, Middlesex Polytechnic and with London University Extra-Mural Dept/WEA. In 1971, I was appointed lecturer in English Literature at Bolton Institute (now the University of Bolton) and retired as Principal Lecturer in English & Creative Writing
in 2004. Since retirement I have delivered courses—mainly on modern poetry— as a Staff Tutor for the Manchester University ‘Courses for the Public’ programme (2006-9) and have been appointed Honorary Fellow in the Writing School at MMU (2007-ongoing). Recent publications include: ‘The Poetry of Jack Beeching’, jacketmagazine (April 2006); interviews with Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke and Vicki Feaver for sheerpoetry.com and ‘The Feat of Translation’
and other review-articles on modern poetry for PN Review.
12 St.Brannock's Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 0UP
MANCENT is recruiting:
Do you think you could be part of this team?
MANCENT is looking for new lecturers, especially in the fields of science and technology. If you are an experienced adult education lecturer (at least five years) preferably with an university background and a love for organising your own work as a self-employed person, we would like to hear from you. We are selecting new lecturers three times a year: in the middle of October 2012, beginning of January and mid April.
If you would be interested, please contact: Birgitta Hoffmann, MANCENT Course Director, 55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, SK9 5PL, firstname.lastname@example.org for further particulars.