Meet a few of our speakers and tutors!
Raised in the Midlands, George found a passion for acting performing at the Belgrade Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. After university he trained at Drama Studio London and has since performed at theatres across London - from tiny theatres above pubs to the West End stage. George leads our Shakespeare and acting classes.
Natalie has a background in zoological natural sciences and history of science, especially the natural history of monsters. She works as a biology teacher, science presenter and nature writer, and lives in Islington with her ever-growing cabinet of curiosities. Natalie delivers our talks on the curiosities of the natural world.
Sarah never believed that art was as complicated as it seemed at university and has spent her career trying to demystify it and introduce people to the joys of art. Sarah has an MA in Art History and is a gallery educator, university lecturer and award-winning Blue Badge Tourist Guide. She has a passion for art of all periods and love nothing more than a discussion as to what paintings are all about!
Phil is a choral director and professional singer. He directs the Fleet Singers, and two lawyers’ choirs based in the city. Phil is the Learning and Participation Manager for Leeds Lieder where he coordinates and delivers workshops to introduce new audiences to classical song. Phil has worked as a workshop leader with the NHS Training Academy, the Leadership Foundation for HE, Wigmore Hall and Glyndebourne, amongst many others!
One of our photography tutors, Zarina is a photographer who has worked on documentary, fashion and magazine assignments for 20 years, she leads regular workshops and specialises in helping you find your voice as a photographer. Zarina's current photography project is about meditation on nature and human relationship with the waterways and the ocean.
Patrick is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, retired geography teacher and lecturer at the Geographical Association and U3A. Pat describes himself as a ‘place person’, and he writes regularly for various geographical and educational publications. Pat is currently working on his second book and delivers our talk on the geography of London Beneath Your Feet.