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Born London 1947, lived, worked, campaigned & studied in inner-city since 1967. 30yrs local authority & charity management. Greatest loves: choral singing, theatre, cinema & world travel. Also literate, numerate & competent at IT, gardening & dressmaking

Personal Interests:

Politics & Government, Theatre, Education
Choral Singing, Music, Salisbury Cathedral
Ethnic Britain, Decorative Arts, V&A Museum
Geography, London's Communities, Lambeth

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Former Governor of Primary School; former chair/secretary, Lambeth Governors Forum; panellist 1998 Radio 4 Education programme; familiar with education trends.

Ethnic Britain

Lived in inner London since 1967, working and campaigning with ethnic minority communities in Lambeth, Islington, Greenwich etc. Drafted Greenwich Council's 1997 Strategic Equalities Vision.

Geography & Geology

Geography degree and MA London Studies (historical geography) at Birkbeck College in 1980s. Specialisms included London government, housing & parks. Researched voting patterns and demography.


Member of St Bartholomew's Hospital Choral Society, performing regularly in London. Good general knowledge of choral repertoire and where to experience classical music in London.

Politics & Government

Politically active since 1969, elected Lambeth Councillor 1974-82 (Chief Whip and Planning Chair), nearly 40 years experience in social housing, inner-city regeneration, and local government.


Avid and regular theatre-goer since 1960s - favourite British playwrights include Jonson, Shakespeare, Shaw, Granville-Barker, Shaffer, Stoppard and Hare. Good knowledge of English literature.

Castles & Palaces

Lambeth Palace Endorsement.

Churches & Cathedrals

Salisbury Cathedral accreditation

Decorative Arts/Arts & Crafts

V&A museum courses have included British Galleries (2001), Colour Through Time (2002), British Furniture-Making (2003). Arts & Crafts Movement enthusiast and collector.

London Areas in Depth

Specialist walks include Multicultural Brixton, Clapham (and the Clapham Sect), Kennington (Doulton, Duchy of Cornwall and the Chartists), and South Bank (Waterloo to Butler's Wharf).


British Museum, Somerset House, Salisbury Cathedral, Parliament, 2012 Venues

Additional Qualifications:

BSc (Hons) MA MITG

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