Professor Kathryn Riley
………is Professor of Urban Education, UCL, Institute of Education. She is an international scholar whose work bridges policy & practice. Her international experience includes heading up the World Bank’s Effective Schools & Teachers Group & projects with UNICEF & the OECD.
Kathryn’s extensive publications include: Whose school is it Anyway? (1998); Working with Disaffected Students: Why children lose interest in school & what we can do about it (with Elle Rustique-Forester: 2002); Leadership of Place: Stories from the US, UK & South Africa (2013); Place, Belonging & School Leadership: Researching to Change School Cultures (Bloomsbury: 2016).
…..is based in London & Havana. He is a choreographer, poet & dancer, currently developing a new approach to poetry which fuses poetry with Cuba’s musical rhythms. He has worked in Havana’s renowned Tropicana, later moving to the Conjunto Nacional de Espectaculos under the direction of Alberto Alonso. He was a past pupil of Louis Carbonell & developed Rumba del Siglo.
Tio’s recent videos include the Havana hit ‘Marietta’. His wide repertoire of poetry embraces Cuban and Chilean poets (such as Celina Gonzales and Pablo Neruda) & British poets, including Benjamin Zephaniah whose poems have a strong contemporary relevance.