External Assessment Moderator Profile

Geoffrey Hare, BA, PhD, Officier des Palmes académiques

Areas of expertise: University level teaching and assessment undergraduate and postgraduate level, now retired.

Lecturer in French Studies at Leeds Polytechnic, Aberdeen University, Bradford University, and Newcastle University where he became Senior Lecturer and then Head of School of Modern languages. He was an external examiner at Manchester Polytechnic, Newcastle Polytechnic, Loughborough University, Heriot Watt University, British Institute in Paris, Trinity College Dublin. He was a trained specialist assessor for the national Teaching Quality Assessment exercise in 1990s. After 7 years as Chair of the Newcastle Alliance Française, he was elected Vice-President of the British Alliance Française Federation, and became a Director of the Alliance Française Trust (GB).

Interests: playing bowls; reading modern and contemporary poetry, in English and French, occasionally Spanish and Doric; researching and writing a biography of the ‘scandalous’ James Gordon Bennett Jnr, of Scottish extraction, succeeding father of same name as proprietor and director of New York Herald; grandparenting.

Links to publications on www.frenchlinks.co.uk

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