After completing my first degree at Cambridge, I went on to read for an MA in Comparative Literature and later a PhD at University College, London. This was followed by many years at the British Council, Athens, and a parallel freelance career as a literary translator, working with Modern Greek fiction and drama, as well as Norwegian biography and theatre, the most exciting project of which was co-translating a new edition of Ibsen’s four last plays
It was during this time that I met my husband and although we have been in Oxford for many years now, Athens is still very much our family home and we spend as much time there as we can. In my spare time, I like to travel, visit museums, theatres and cinemas, and try, with varying degrees of success, to keep our rambunctious family dog, Yorick – he of infinite jest and energy – entertained.
I have been at Headington for over 10 years now, teaching English and more recently, History of Art. For me, what makes this school so special is its cultural diversity and the rich range of the personalities we teach, always eager to learn and willing to try new things. It is a real privilege to work with such wonderful pupils and colleagues in a school that is constantly challenging itself and constantly evolving – a school that never allows itself to stand still.