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UKLA Monthly Member Feature – Anne Bradley

Meet our July UKLA monthly member feature, Anne Bradley from Wales, UK...

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Name:  Anne Bradley

Location: Wales, UK

Profession:  I am a retired lecturer in Initial Teacher Training (primary) specialising in children’s reading. I worked at Plymouth Marjon University but I have recently retired to Wales and am hoping to continue with my research into reading for pleasure once I am able to make contact with schools.

3 words to describe yourself:  Cheerful, Readaholic, Organised.

3 things you love to do in your spare time:  Granny, reading, sewing.

Length of UKLA membership:  6 years

Reason for joining UKLA:  I joined to be able to meet and learn from interesting people who share my passion for inspiring children, especially with reading. For three years I worked with students shadowing the UKLA awards with Lynda Graham. I was very lucky that 4 of my students have, over the years, been offered a place at conference sponsored by the NUT.

Share a memorable experience with UKLA:  I love the international conference. I flew up to Glasgow, from Exeter, for the conference a few years ago and my luggage was lost. I was presenting on the Friday morning and was really worried that I would have to wear what I travelled in! Fortunately my case arrived but it was a moment of pure panic! That was a fantastic conference. The museum was the most splendid setting for the gala dinner. I really enjoy the conferences as everyone is so friendly and interesting!

Describe UKLA in one word:  Inspirational

Connect with Anne: Twitter and Facebook.

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