Friday, September 16, 2011

Birthday Lecture

John Price has been Chairman of the Richard Jefferies Society since 2004. He is now retired, but spent a lifetime working in Education. Having gained a Degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge, he taught for eleven years, before becoming an Education Officer and Advisor/Inspector. He then became Head of the truly “Public” School in Marlborough, St John’s, where he stayed for 14 years. For three and a half years, until 1999, he lived and worked on St. Helena, where he was Chief Education Officer. John also chaired an ‘A’ Level Biological Sciences Committee for one of the major Examining Boards, and for many years was the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. He has no formal literary training or qualifications whatever, apart from ‘O’- level English Language!