Thu, 27 Oct|
Christ Church Centre
Is There A Pigeon in the Room? With Cameron Wyllie
Tickets £5-£12.99 Location: Christ Church Centre This is a live, in-person event. We're delighted to welcome Cameron Wyllie to talk about his warmly witty memoir, 'Is There A Pigeon in the Room? My Life in Schools'.
Time & Location
27 Oct 2022, 19:00 – 20:30 BST
Christ Church Centre, 6a Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4DD, UK
About The Event
Location: Christ Church Centre, 6a Morningside Rd, EH10 4DD
This is a live, in-person event.
We're delighted to welcome Cameron Wyllie to talk about his warmly witty memoir, Is There A Pigeon in the Room? My Life in Schools.
Is There a Pigeon in the Room? is a deeply personal book about Cameron Wyllie’s remarkable four-decade career in teaching. It’s a tapestry of anecdotes and reflections on topics like drugs, parenting and sex education, laced with stories about memorable individuals.
What did he say to the Third Year after drinking too much gin with the Head? Who was Adolf? What happened to the horrible bus driver? While the intention is to make the reader laugh plenty, Cameron also deals with discipline, refugees, tragic events, his own status as a gay man and tells us the story of Tes, an Eritrean boy who inspired hundreds of young people with his love of education.
Cameron taught over 8,000 students in his career. Having been once described as ‘the place where Jean Brodie meets Kenneth Williams’ the book also charts the surprising trajectory of a career which culminated in his appointment as Principal of George Heriot’s, one of Edinburgh’s most prestigious schools.
About the Author:
Cameron Wyllie started teaching English at Daniel Stewart’s and Melville College in Edinburgh in 1980 and ended his career nearly forty years later as Principal of George Heriot’s School, the Sunday Times ‘Scottish Independent School of the decade’ (2021).
This ticket allows event entry for one individual.
Book + Event Entry
With this ticket you will receive a copy of 'Is There a Pigeon in the Room?' and event entry for one individual.