Mr. Roger Spalding

Programme Leader BA History


Arts and Sciences

BA (Hons), PGCE, MPhil


I was born in the depths of the Cold War (1954)a late product of the post-war baby boom. My family,on my father's side were herring fishermen, who by 1914 had achieved a measure of prosperity, as a result of the Herring boom. I horrified my grandfather by deciding to follow a career in teaching, after briefly nursing a belief that I might join the Merchant Navy as a Radio Officer. I graduated in 1976 from the University of East Anglia, with a 2.1 in History with English Lit. I then secured a PGCE from Phillipa Fawcett College of Education, situated in genteel Streatham, just up the road from Brixton. To my great surprise I immediately secured a teaching post in my home county of Suffolk. I spent 8 years pushing back the boundaries of ignorance in South Suffolk, after which I became, after more...

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