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Gervase Phinn


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£1,000 - £1,500

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Speaker - After Dinner Speaker

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Corporate Events, Conferences, Award Ceremonies

Gervase Phinn is a former teacher and schools inspector now a freelance lecturer, broadcaster and author.

Professor Gervase Phinn taught in a range of schools for fourteen years before becoming an education advisor and school inspector. He is now a freelance lecturer, broadcaster and writer, a  consultant for the Open University, Honorary Fellow of St. John’s College, York and the Fellow and Visiting Professor of Education at The University of Teeside.

Gervase has published many articles, chapters and books, edited a wide range of poetry and short story collections. His academic texts include: Young Readers and their Books, Touches of Beauty – Poetry in Primary School and Reading Matters. Additionally he has published collections of his own plays, poems, picture books and short stories including his anthologies of verse: Classroom Creatures, It Takes One to Know One, The Day Our Teacher Went Batty! and Family Phantoms. His books of stories for children, What’s the Matter Royston Knapper? and Royston Knapper: The Return of the Rogue were published by Child’s Play and became best sellers.

Gervase is probably best known for his three best selling autobiographical novels: The Other Side of the Dale, Over Hill and Dale, Head Over Heels in the Dales (which he read on Radio 4 programme Book of the Week), Up and Down in the Dales & The Heart of the Dales.

Television and Radio appearances include Esther, Midweek, You and Yours, Open House with Gloria Hunniford, North East Tonight, Today, Calendar, Breakfast Television,  The BBC World Service, The Heaven and Earth Show, The Des O’Connor Show, Quote- Unquote, The Big Toe Radio Show, Just One Chance, Book at Bedtime, Book of the Week & A Good Read.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, he has a particular interest in children’s reading and is widely known as a lively and entertaining speaker. He is married with four grown up children.

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