Old Uffingtonians Association (1994)

   Willesden County Grammar School                         Ex-Pupils 1924-1967                    

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Marlene Morrison, nee Horwood  (1958-65)

Since April 2003, I have been Reader in Education Leadership and Learning at the International Institute for Education Leadership at the University of Lincoln. Previously I was Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Leicester, and before that my first post in higher education was at the University of Warwick, where I worked at the Centre for Educational Development Appraisal and Research and the Department of Sociology.

A social worker and personnel officer in the 1970s, I took a seven year career break to care for our, then, two young children Amy and Andrew. Both are now married, and Iain (whom I married in 1971) and I are now blessed with three grandchildren Bethan, Lorna, and Oliver, who bring much joy. Amy works as a paediatrician and Andrew is head of faculty at a large comprehensive school.

Despite my advancing (!) years and the many pressures being brought to bear on the education sector, most of the time I enjoy most of my work, and therefore have no plans to retire yet, as long as I feel I’m making a research and teaching contribution, and getting published. Work has taken and continues to take me to various parts of the UK and abroad, and I’ve been fortunate enough to work in Japan, Denmark, Cyprus, and Malaysia. Last year, I enjoyed a working trip to South Africa.

Two years ago, Iain and I moved to a small village in Lincolnshire, which we like very much. When we’re not working or visiting the grandchildren, we enjoy looking after the garden. We like walking and in Scotland, especially the Western Isles, best of all. Notwithstanding a recent comment that it was ‘good to see people as old as you taking holidays in a tent’, we still go camping and enjoy it, although we think the next step may be a folding camper!

Best wishes to all.