This week Miss Jane Brodigan, second in the English department, is in the spotlight in our Teacher Feature.
What did you do before you came to College?
I was working in Tanzania on teacher training programmes in rural districts.
If you hadn’t become a teacher, what would you have done instead?
My Granny was a teacher; she’d even had her own little school. She was my best friend and inspiration, so there was never any other option - other of course than “that book”!
What is your favourite thing about College life?
The positive energy and friendliness of the people, which I think comes from the fact that here at College, the education fits the child - an unfortunately rare occurrence.
What are you reading at the moment?
Lie: Carol by Patricia Highsmith - it is just wonderful! (I read it last year).
Truth: A novel of historical fiction, the title of which I cannot remember!
Other than your own, what was your favourite subject at school?
Yes, well of course it was English. But after that, I would have to say Geography, and I did develop a late passion for History.
If you could be Prime Minister for the day, what is the first thing that you would do?
Take a deep breath and resort to my rescue remedy: lavender!