Kevin Rooney

Kevin is a teacher of Politics and Head of Social Science at Queens School, near Watford. He is a member of the IoI Education Forum and BoI committees. He speaks regularly in panel debates and has contributed articles to a range of publications on education, politics, Irish current affairs, civil liberties and football. He has written chapters to several books on Ireland and education on topics such as ‘Education for Mutual Understanding’ in relation to solving conflict in Northern Ireland and on citizenship lessons in UK schools.

Kevin’s other great passion in life is Celtic Football Club of which he is a season ticket holder and shareholder. He blogs at Fans for Freedom.

Related Sessions
Saturday 20 March 2010, 12.50pm Churchill Room
Monday 4 October 2010, 6.30pm Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD
Sunday 31 October 2010, 1.45pm Henry Moore Gallery
Sunday 31 October 2010, 3.45pm Café

Festival Buzz

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