Originally from Battersea in London, Brian studied Sociology at Kingston Polytechnic between 1972–75 gaining a BSc (Hons). He was awarded a PGCE from Avery Hill College of Education in 1978 after a period of teacher training and gained an MA in Education from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 1981.
Brian’s teaching career began in 1978 in the London borough of Bromley, and he moved to Leicester in 1982. He remained in the East Midlands and retired in 2011.
As well as a teacher in secondary education Brian was also an assessor for GCE A level examinations and was made a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA) in 2008.
From an early age Brian developed an interest in the arts and photography. In 1998 he was awarded a Licentiate with the Royal Photographic Society.
After retirement from the teaching profession, he has been able to devote more time to his love of photography as well as pursue other interests and a variety of community volunteering and campaigning roles. He was a founding member of the Rickman’s Corner Photography Group, based in S.Derbys., joined Snibston Discovery Museum in Coalville, Leics., as a volunteer photographer, founded the Friends of Snibston and then led a campaign in an attempt to save the museum from closure and demolition. More recently he has worked with Art UK on a project to produce an online photographic record of public sculpture.
His current work includes contributing to an RPS project on ‘Peri-Urban Frontiers’ leading to a photo book publication and possible exhibition, as well as campaigning to bring cricket back to the village of Belton in N.W.Leics., where Brian lives.