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Tour Guide Trainers


Sally Empson Judy Pulley

Sally Empson has worked as a qualified tourist guide in London since 1991. She has been involved in training guides for the past 7 years. She believes that guides should be enthusiastic about showing others around their areas. Tours should be eye-opening, fun and thought-provoking.


Sally is also Creative Director of a creative media company, Cities in Sound, which produces audio walking tours for European cities.



Judy Pulley has been a qualified tour guide for 13 years having previously worked in the media and in education. She is a London Blue Badge guide, City of London guide and is also qualified to guide in the House of Parliament.


As a registered trainer with the Institute of Tourist Guiding, she has been a Blue Badge course tutor since 1996 with particular emphasis on walking tours.

Ceri Dingle Viv Regan

Ceri Dingle is Director of WORLDwrite and Chew on it productions and co-established an award winning documentary film training facility for young volunteers. She has directed seven educative films and authored numerous articles. Ceri speaks regularly on radio and TV arguing that the best for all must be the end goal for all concerned for humanity's well being and advancement. Ceri founded WORLDwrite in 1991 and set up numerous youth and arts venues. She has lectured and presented in over 400 schools and universities and arranged two way exchange programmes with groups from the UK France, Spain, Germany, India, Japan, Brazil, Uganda, Ghana, USA 1992 to 2005. Ceri studied Fine Art Communications for her degree 1981, for an MSocSci in Cultural studies at Birmingham interrupted by exhibitions and exchanges with Hiroshima Japan and received a Cert Ed (Post compulsory education) in 1999 from Canterbury Christ Church.

Viv Regan is Assistant Director of WORLDwrite and Producer of Chew on it productions and co-established an award winning documentary film training facility for young volunteers. She has produced seven educative films. Viv worked at the British Red Cross initiating and managing a Global Awareness Youth Project; developed an OCN accredited training programme for Save the Children; assessor and trainer of OCN Essentials to Youth Work and VRQ Certificate in Youth Work to various statutory and voluntary services; arranged and delivered training, lecture programmes and workshops for DEA, British Red Cross, Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, young@now, and various local councils. Viv has a City and Guilds 7304 Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector and an NVQ Assessors Award Unit A1; BA Hons 2,1 Psychology & Education, Roehampton Institute of Higher Education 1987 - 91 (University of Surrey) and Certificate in Systemic Management & Consultancy, 1999 - 2000

Alan Hudson Ian Abley

Alan Hudson, Director, Leadership Programmes for China (MA, MSc, MPhil, FRSA)


Alan is the Director of the Leadership Programmes for China, within International Programmes, Oxford University Department for Continuing Education and a fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford. He teaches sociology and contemporary history relating to the changing nature of work and consumption, national identity and the experience of the working class. His recent publications include Basildon, the mood of the nation, (Demos, 2001), The trouble with planners, (John Wiley, 2001), From Power Plays to Market Moves: The Standard in Higher Education, (Bergin & Garvey, 2002) and Intellectuals for our Times, (CRISPP, Winter 2003), Educating People, (Routledge Falmer 2004), Sustainability and Regeneration – A new Language in Planning, (Urban Design International, 10:1, March 2005) and Twenty years of schooling and you end up on the day shift, (Work, employment and society, 20:2, June 2006).

Ian Abley (BA Hons. Architecture) is a practising architect who tends, these days, to work for engineers and materials manufacturers. He established and runs, the pro-development website that believes Britain is "All Planned Out". In 2004 he proposed, with James Woudhuysen, an answer to the question of "Why is construction so backward?" He believes in suburban sprawl, megastructures, and planning the production of the built environment for a growing national and global population.

James Woudhuyson Munira Mirza
James Woudhuysen is Professor of Forecasting and Innovation at De Montfort University, Leicester. James is also a board member of the Housing Forum, and a director of Munira Mirza, writes, lectures and broadcasts on issues related to cultural policy, race and identity. Her works include 'Culture Vultures: Is UK arts policy damaging the arts?' (ed.) 2006; 'Living Apart Together: British Muslims and the Paradox of Multiculturalism', 2007; Printed Project, Issue 8, 2007 (ed.). Munira recently submitted her PhD at the University of Kent, examining developments in UK cultural policy and multiculturalism. She is also a founding member of the Manifesto Club.
Michael Savage William Fishman
Michael Savage is an investment banker in the City of London. He formerly taught International Political Economy at Edinburgh University and is currently involved in a research project on Emerging Economies. He has published on various subjects in international relations and finance. Professor William Fishman is visiting Professor at Queen Mary College, University of London. He is the author of numerous acclaimed social histories of the East End including East End 1888, East End Jewish Radicals 1875-1914 and The Streets of East London.
Jim Butcher Andrew Calcutt
Dr. Jim Butcher holds a PhD (Birmingham), MPhil (Birmingham), MA (Coventry), BA, and is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Science at Canterbury Christ Church University where he teaches Tourism and Sustainable Development. His research interests include sociological and geographical aspects of leisure and tourism. He is author of the forthcoming publication Ecotourism, NGOs and Development and in 2003 he published The Moralisation of Tourism: Sun, Sand... and Saving the World? Andrew Calcutt edits Rising East Online. Combining journalism, analysis and research, Rising East is an ongoing inquiry into the re-making of East London and its international relations, published by the London Reseach Institute at the Docklands Campus of the University of East London (UEL). Andrew also leads the MA in Journalism and Society at UEL.