Personal likes and interests

Timeline

 Date Description
 25th April 1936 Born in Newcastle-on-Tyne
 September 1939 Moved to Chester-le-Street
 September 1941 – July 1947 Attended St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School there . Passed Scholarship
 September 1947 – July 1954 Attended St Cuthbert’s RC Grammar School, Newcastle
 September 1954 – 1960 Hospitaller Brother of St John of God
 1959 Qualified as State Registered Nurse (SRN)
 1960 – 1962 Pupil teacher and did 1st year of teacher training
 1963 – 1965 Post-registration Psychiatric Student Nurse – St. George’s Hospital Morpeth
 1965 Qualified as Registered Mental Nurse (RMN)
 24 July 1965 Married Mary at St Joseph’s Ushaw Moor
 1965 – 1966 Staff Nurse  at Rauceby Hospital – Sleaford
 1966 Father to twins, Paul and Catherine
 1966 – 1968 Charge Nurse – Barnsley Hall Hospital, Bromsgrove
 1968 – 1970 Qualified as Registered Nurse Teacher (RNT with Diploma of Nursing Battersea Polytechnic/ Polytechnic of South Bank
 1970 – 1973 Nurse Teacher for – State Enrolled and State Registered Nurses – Dryburn Hospital Durham
 1973 – 1978 Senior Tutor-in-Charge of School of Nursing – Hartlepool
 1978 – 1980 Gained Community Psychiatric Nursing Certificate (CPN Cert) – Manchester Polytechnic
 1980 – present a member of Lanchester Choral Society
 1980 – 1996 Senior Tutor (Community Mental Health Nursing) – Newcastle
 1982 – present Approved Eucharistic Minister – Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle
 1980’s & 1990’s External Examiner – North East Surrey College of Technology / University of Lancaster / University of Wolverhampton / Secretary to UK Group for  Community Mental Health Nursing Lecturers
 1991 Presentation entitled Meyerbeer  in London at  University of Bayreuth in Department of Musical Research, Thurnau, Bavaria for 200th Anniversary of Meyerbeer’s birth
 1993 – 1995 Studied for MA in Adult Education  – University of Durham
 1996 – 1997 Senior Lecturer – BSc Community Nursing (Course Leader for Mental Health Branch) – Northumbria University
 1997 Retired
 1997 – 1999 A/S and A level GCE Music and Grade 7 & 8 (Singing) – Royal College of Music
 1998 – present Chaplaincy Volunteer (Darlington and Durham Foundation Trust NHS Trust)
 1998 – 2009 Mental Health Act Officer (NHS and Private Company)
 2008 – present Member and soloist with Durham Constabulary Male Voice Choir
 2008 – present Member of University of Third Age (Durham) and presenter for its Music Appreciation Group
 2008 – 2015 Public Governor – Tees Wear and Esk Valley Mental Health Foundation Trust
 2009 Member of Probus Spennymoor
 2013 – present Volunteer with  Age UK
2016 – present

May 2018

member of Silver Singers – Stanley – Sage a member of Ushaw College Choir

local contact for English National Opera

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