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How to find Emmanuel Church, Didsbury

Buses on Wilmslow Road - 40, 42, 42A, 42B, 45A, 142, 157

To book a place on one of our courses: booking@historyinc.org.uk or call Andrew on 0161 491 2874

To gives us your comments and feedback, including suggestions for future courses: feedback@historyinc.org.uk

To contact Alan: a.sennett@open.ac.uk

or by Telephone: 0161 438 0309           Mobile: 07812 772682

Please feel free to contact us at any time to book a place on one of our courses, to give us feedback about our services or for further information from our tutors

Dr. John Cochrane (JC)

Career as  Lecturer in History in FE and at Liverpool John Moores University: 26 years an OU tutor in History, Social Science and Criminology. Masters Degrees in History and Criminology. Manic Liverpudlian writer, motorcyclist and guitarist.

Tim Cockitt MA (Hons) (TC)

Tim is a graduate of Oxford University. He is particularly interested in military history, and has visited numerous battlefields around Europe and the UK.  Having gained early retirement from a career in computing in 2016, he has been able to devote more time to his historical interests.   Tim is the chair of the Manchester Military History Society. See:  http://www.mcrmilhist.org.uk/.

Kevin Harrison BA Hons., MSc (Eson), MA, PGCE (KH)

Kevin Harrison holds degrees from Leicester, Aberystwyth and the Open University, and has taught history, in one form or another, in Further and Higher Education for over thirty years. Of history, he agrees with Cicero: ‘To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to forever remain a child.’

Dr. Martin R. Jervis (MJ)

Retired Director of Historical Studies at the University of Bolton, where he taught American political history, with special reference to the Cold War. He was also responsible for all postgraduate supervision. Currently preparing a book on the Vietnam War, with specific reference to the role of US intelligence agencies. Martin is also the Editor of this website

Andrew Jones BA Hons. (AJ)

Retired Head of History Department at Tring School, Hefts, where his specialist subjects where modern American and European history. Subsequently developed a career in Adult Education, teaching at the University of Manchester, the Lamb Guild and the WEA


Carla Leach BA Hons. (CL)

Graduate of the University of Manchester and a professional writer and editor, whose interests include the growth of British Intelligence prior to and during the Cold War; British Africa prior to decolonization; Hollywood in the 1920s, 30s and 40s, with special reference to the crime genre.


Chris Makepeace BA, FSA, MCLIP (CM)

A qualified Librarian. He spent several years working in Manchester’s Local History Library before moving to the Greater Manchester Council. Has taught local history for the University of Manchester and other academic bodies since 1971. Published author of several books featuring  the history and photographs of 19th and 20th Century Manchester.

Steve Millward BA (Hons); Cert NWRAC (SM)

Steve Millward is a qualified adult education lecturer and has been teaching music history courses since 1986, including several years with Manchester University's Extra-Mural Studies Department.  He is the author of four books, including the critically-acclaimed Music and Politics trilogy spanning 1964-74. He has contributed to a range of journals and periodicals and in the early 2000s was the jazz correspondent of the Manchester Evening News. His broadcasting experience includes co-presenting Radio Manchester's weekly jazz programme and a two-year spell as Radio 5's 'pop pundit'.

Russell Norton CFP, BA Hons., MA (RN)

A Graduate of the Universities of Manchester and Bolton, he also has experience in the investment industry and first-hand knowledge of modern economic systems. Research interests include foreign policy, terrorism, political-economy and social policy in the global era, as well as the history of the Balkans and the Near East. Russell is also the Deputy Editor of the website and holds Qualified Teacher Status.


Dr. Alan Sennett (AS)

Associate Lecturer in history and social science for the Open University, Liverpool and Manchester universities, the WEA, Wilmslow Guild, etc. Research and writing interests include the Spanish Civil War and film propaganda. Currently preparing a book on the British Empire.


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