ICE announces new Director of Public and Professional Programmes
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Ian Baxter to the post of Director of Public and Professional Programmes here at the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE).
Ian has been appointed on Adrian Barlow’s imminent retirement (September 2011) and will take up his post in May 2011, giving a short period of overlap with Adrian.
Ian comes to us with a wealth of valuable experience and knowledge. He is currently at Glasgow Caledonian University, where he is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Heritage Management, seconded Head of Department of Management, and Director of Caledonian Business School Postgraduate Programmes. He has an MA in Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Cultural Resource/Heritage Management from the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
You can follow Ian’s tweets on culture, policy, museums and heritage management at @ibheritage. Ian will be joining ICE in exciting times as we build up to introducing a new and vibrant portfolio of Public Programmes.
We look forward to welcoming Ian as much as we recognize how much Adrian will be missed by colleagues and students alike.
Adrian began teaching for ICE in 1998, becoming Staff Tutor in English in 2005, University Lecturer in English and Director of Public Programmes in 2007 and Director of Public and Professional Programmes in 2009. He is a senior member of Wolfson College, Cambridge, National Chair of the English Association, and Cambridge Inspector, Option Internationale du Baccalauréat Francais.
Adrian is one of our most popular and respected teaching staff, specialising in English literature and architecture, and with a vast – and often-plundered – fund of knowledge about Madingley Hall and its history.
His research interests include pedagogy of English teaching to adults, literature of the Great War, contemporary fiction, Victorian stained glass, and ecclesiology. He is the editor of the 21-volume Cambridge University Press (CUP) series Cambridge Contexts in Literature, and author of books for both Oxford University Press and CUP, including (most recently) World and Time: Teaching Literature in Context (2009).
Adrian has been blogging on ICE’s website for well over a year on subjects ranging from Rupert Brooke to Radiohead, and has an avid following. He will be teaching the following courses in the run-up to his retirement:
There will, of course, be opportunities nearer the time when we hope you’ll join us in thanking Adrian and wishing him the best for his future retirement projects.