128 Spareacre Lane
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Tel: 01865 422207
Parish Councillor from August 2015.
I grew up in Romford and went to a comprehensive school before going to Cambridge University. I did my graduate work in Glasgow and it was in Scotland that I met my beautiful wife Sara. I have worked for Glasgow, Strathclyde, Manchester and Oxford universities and been a fellow at Trinity College Dublin.
My academic specialism is in Celtic studies but I try not to stay in the ivory tower: I have given public lectures at the Manchester and the Grosvenor Museums and was historical consultant for a series of primary school textbooks published earlier this year. In Glasgow and again at Oxford, I worked in widening participation, promoting education for young people from non-traditional or disadvantaged backgrounds. I still lecture part-time and supervise several student theses but I am also working at an international school in Oxford.
We moved to Eynsham in 2010 and all three of our children are attending the primary school, with the eldest looking forward to moving up to Bartholomew next year. Eynsham is a fantastic place to live and we are very aware that the great things which drew us here contribute to the pressures of development in and around the village. I look forward to working with parish council colleagues and the wider village community to ensure that we continue to enjoy the best possible environment and amenities in the future.