In 2007, I gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Roehampton University, qualifying as a Religious Education specialist and subsequently working as a secondary school teacher in Sheffield.
One of my mentors during my training combined her role in the R.E. department with a separate responsibility as “Head of LIFE”. Continue reading Religious Education
My “first proper job”, i.e. the full-time salaried work I pursued after graduation, was as Mail Order and Web Manager for what was then the Church of England’s official bookshop.1 Continue reading CHBookshop.co.uk
From 2001 to 2005, I coordinated the activities of ARC UK, a small volunteer organisation supporting communities of guides in cathedrals around Europe.
When I inherited the coordinator mantle,* the local organisation was still known as ARC England, Continue reading ARC UK (2001-2005)
To my undergraduate peers, I was a “Theologian”. This (and I guess still is) was the standard shorthand for those pursuing a degree in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Cambridge. It felt like an odd label, and only two of my fifteen module choices contained “Theology” in the title. Continue reading Theologian