I have attended numerous short training courses over the years (mostly with the NUJ) but here’s where and when I obtained my few formal qualifications.

1966-69: BA (Hons English) School of English & American Studies, University of Sussex

By 1969, in true Sixties fashion, I had decided a degree was a ‘bourgeois illusion’ (well, that’s how I explained away my 2:2). However, the broad scope of a Sussex arts degree from those days (History, Philosophy & Science, as well as Literature, ancient and modern) did qualify you to be a good conversationalist, if nothing else.

1965-66  Brooklands County Technical College, Weybridge, Surrey.                                           

GCE A-levels: British Constitution, Economics; GCE O-level: Biology

1963-65 & 58-61 St George’s College, Weybridge, Surrey

GCE S-level: English GCE A-levels: English, History (x 2) Distinctions: General Studies, Social Ethics,  Use of English GCE O-levels: History, Scripture

1961-63: St Joseph’s College, Mark Cross, Sussex

GCE O-levels: English Language, English Literature, French, Geography

1958: Passed 11+ at St Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Primary School, Weybridge, Surrey.

Previous primary schools: St Joseph’s Redhill & St Tarcisius in Camberley.

Mike J

Journalist, trainer, editor; storyteller; amateur historian.

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