Academic Year 2001/02
The University has been pleased to welcome the following Honorary Fellows in the academic year 2001/02:
The Right Reverend and Right Honourable Lord Carey of Clifton
George Carey was born in the East End of London. His father was a hospital porter and George was the oldest of five children. After failing his 11-plus he completed his secondary education in Barking, leaving school to go as office boy to the Electricity Board and then to National Service in the RAF. His faith had already been kindled so after the RAF he returned to the Electricity Board but had already decided to seek ordination. He trained and was ordained in 1962, then undertook a first curacy in Islington. He subsequently joined the staff of Oak Hill Theological College in 1966 and moved to St John’s College, Nottingham, in 1970.
From 1975 Dr Carey was Vicar of St Nicholas’ Church, Durham, which he led in a programme of renewal. In 1982 he was appointed Principal of Trinity College, Bristol, which he left to become Bishop of Bath and Wells in 1988. There he introduced and conducted a series of teaching missions.He has continued these in the Canterbury Diocese since he became Archbishop in 1991.
Dr Carey remains a keen supporter of Arsenal Football Club. His other interests include reading, walking and listening to music. He is an enthusiastic user of computers.
The Right Honourable Lord Kingsdown KG
Robin Leigh-Pemberton was Governor of the Bank of England between 1983 and 1993.
Lord Kingsdown’s high profile contribution to national finance has been complemented by lifelong public service in Kent. This has included periods as Chairman of Kent County Council and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Kent at Canterbury. He has been Lord Lieutenant of Kent since 1982.
Lord Kingsdown was born in Kent in 1927. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford, and undertook military service in the Grenadier Guards.
After qualifying as a barrister, he made his career in business and banking. In recent years, he has held directorships of Hambros, Glaxo Wellcome, Redland, and Foreign and Colonial Trust.
Robin Leigh-Pemberton was appointed a Privy Councillor in 1987. He became Lord Kingsdown when he was awarded a life peerage in 1993. The following year the Queen made him a Knight of the Garter.
Professor Richard Pring MA PhD
Richard Pring is Professor of Educational Studies at the University of Oxford and Director of the Department of Education. Prior to being appointed to the Chair at Oxford he was Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Exeter. His earlier experiences in education include teaching in a London comprehensive school and lecturing at Goldsmiths College and the Institute of Education, London University. He was a member of staff at the Institute when it was a powerful force for higher standards in the academic study of education.
He continues to contribute to national and international debate in the areas of teacher education, the nature and policies of vocational preparation and the philosophy of education, through his writing and his joint editing of The British Journal of Educational Studies. Professor Pring is married with three daughters and a grandchild. Among his many interests is running marathons.
Lady Joan Reid
Lady Joan Reid retired from the Governing Body of Canterbury Christ Church University College in September 2001. She had been a Governor since 1991 and became Vice-Chairman of the Governing Body in March 1999.
Lady Joan Reid began her career as a lecturer at St Andrews University after graduating in Modern History and Policital Economy. Since then, she has had wide experience in education and voluntary work, taking a leading role in a number of charities including chairing the British Federation of Women Graduates Charitable Trust. She is also a Director of the Urban Learning Foundation in London which exists to promote teacher training for inner city schools in partnership with higher education institutions including Canterbury Christ Church University.
Born in Calcutta and having lived in Borneo, Nigeria, Kenya, Thailand and Australia, among other countries, Lady Joan Reid returned to England in 1983 and now resides in London.
Councillor Miss Jennifer Samper
Councillor Miss Jennifer Samper served as Lord Mayor of Canterbury City Council from 1999 to 2001. As Lord Mayor, Councillor Samper placed on record her belief that in this office “there are no politics, just the love of the City and District of Canterbury and its citizens”. This love of the citizens of Canterbury extended to the student population whose interests Councillor Samper has served with enthusiasm and determination while carefully and skilfully balancing these interests with those of the local residents and the business community.
Councillor Samper now serves as Councillor for Chestfield, having first started her local government service in 1976 as an elected member for Swalecliffe. Over the last twenty five years Councillor Samper has served on most City Council committees, including chairing the Housing and Environment and Health Committee for six years.
Born in Whitstable and educated in Canterbury, Councillor Samper spent thirty six years, in Canada and England, in her chosen profession of teaching. She retired as Deputy Head of Herne Bay Junior School in 1995.