Career Details

Career details


Name:                     Geoffrey Clarke


                              3 Thirlestane Court

                             Colney Hatch Lane

                             London N10 1LH

                             Tel:  (+44) 20 8374 0619


                           Education and Qualifications


2005                 M Phil in English Literature. Hull University.

1980                 Cert.  T.E.F.L.

1963                 Diploma in Education PGCE

1962                 B.A. Hons. Education.


                Scholarships and Prizes Awarded


1959                  Gregynnog Travel Scholarship.  Spain.

1990                  W. B. Paton Essay Scholarship Prize.

2000                  Carl Baron Memorial Scholarship Fund Prize.




1999  --  05      University of Hull. Postgraduate study.  Part-time.  138 Postgraduate credits.

1989  --  91      Strathclyde University. PhD study.  Full-time.

1958  --  63      University of Wales, Aberystwyth.  Full-time.





2016   =  date   St Patricks College / LSBF London  Essential Skills for Business Management.

2004  --  2015   Academic Advisor. College of Information Technology and E-Commerce. Edgware Road. Academic and Administrative Head.

2003  --  04      Springboard Islington Trust, Tottenham.  Skills for Life Programme Co-ordinator.


Acquired professional and managerial skills in relation to human resources, university accreditations, governmental and non-governmental bodies, and professional organisations.  During this period I substituted for my Line manager Don Ramsay for 6 weeks.  In charge of Unit for hiring and dismissal of staff.  


2002  --  03     Waltham Forest College, Walthamstow.  English as a Foreign Language.

1997  --  02      Enfield College, Hertford Road Enfield, London. UK  English as a Foreign Language.

1996  --  97      East London Computer College, London UK E16.  English.

                         English with Computers.  MCSE - Microsoft software trainer.

1994  --  96      University of Westminster.  Lecturer in English Literature - Renaissance, Elizabethan and 17c. womenís fiction.  Word, Access, Excel, 

1993  --  94       University of Middlesex.  Lecturer in Modern British Fiction, Romanticism and post-colonial fiction. 

1992  --  93       Metropolitan University (Formerly North London University).  Poetics of Fiction.  Modernism.  Aboriginal fiction. Lawrence. Forster, Elizabeth Bowen.  Radclyffe Hall and 19c. Women Writers.

 At this period, I continued to lecture in my speciality of the nineteenth century in British literary fiction, especially the romance genre.

 Summer 1991   Lecturer. Leeds University Summer School.  English for Academic Purposes.

1989  --  91       University of Strathclyde, Scotland.


On my return to Britain, in 1989, I engaged in a re-education program in English Literature at a university in Scotland leading to the enhancement of my skills and knowledge.

1981  --  89              Institute of Diplomatic Studies, Saudi Arabia. (1987  --  89) Saudi Arabian Television, Channel 2.

1980  -- 81              British Airways Corporation, Saudi Arabia

My time in the Middle-East, where I was a lecturer and television presenter, led to a broadening of horizons and an increase in my presentation and broadcasting skills.  I had unprecedented access to Saudi royal circles.


1978  -- 79                  Lecturer  & A/AO British Council Tehran.  Ministry of Higher Education University of Tehran, Iran.    
1977  -- 78.                 Lecturer.  British Council Tabriz, Iran)

Prior to 1980, I had varied lecturing, administrative and commercial experience in Britain and the Middle East.  A formative period, it led to the desire for life enhancement and an increase in skill and qualification levels.


                   Papers and Publications


                            The Scotsman

                                    The Herald

                                     The Times Educational Supplement

                                    Mensa Magazine.


                                    COMPACC / Index on Censorship

                                    The Morning Star

                                    East London Advertiser   

       The Old Dy'vorian      



1992.               Edinburgh University.  Late-Victorian Fiction.

1992                Metropolitan University (Formerly North London University).  Hemingway.

1994                Westminster University.  Seminars on student-led topics.

2001                University of Hull.  Seminar on theoretical approaches to masculinities.

2015 Teacher led Seminars on Life Long Learning 


Over His Shoulder (London: Excalibur, 1993).

The Lingering Clasp of the Hand (Hull University Library, 2004). 

Rider Haggard: His Extraordinary Life and Colonial Work 1&keywords=rider+haggard+his+extraordinary 

Mysterious Irrationality: English Literature and Islam

A Yawoo Life

Swansea Sound