Tutor Profiles

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Barrie is the lead tutor for the School of Ideas. Educated at Hackney Downs School and Sussex University he is a highly respected Adult Educationalist specializing in philosophy and literature. Barrie is the Chair of the Portcullis Trust, a charity which supports adult learning in Richmond.

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Jessica Feely, is in her third year of research at  the Centre of Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University. Her special interest is on the concept of history in the philosophy of Theodor W. Adorno. Prior to this she did her BA and MPhil Stud in philosophy at UCL. “My interests include: 19th and 20th century European Philosophy (esp. Hegel, Marx), Frankfurt School Critical Theory (esp. Adorno, Horkheimer), philosophies of history and time, postcolonial theory, literary theory, and feminist theory.

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Kate took a 1st class degree in Literature and Religious Studies from the University of Edinburgh, during which time she wrote a prize-winning essay on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. From there, she went on to teach senior school English and Drama for two years before completing an MPhil in Christian Theology at the University of Cambridge, supervised by Dr Rowan Williams. 

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Nick Pearson lectures on modern art and design history. He is an internationally exhibited contemporary artist whose practice encompasses sculpture, drawing and photographic work. His simple interventions and appropriations of the familiar things that surround us (made uncanny by way of his approach and working practices) deal with the language, the possible associations and the status of 'ordinary' objects.

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