- He grew up in London and then Mid-Wales before going to Sussex University and the University of East Anglia studying Philosophy and Film Studies. He is now an experienced lecturer who has worked in higher, further and adult education, teaching mainly academic film studies. He has worked at a range of different colleges and universities including City University’s Department of Continuing Education and Brunel University. His PhD was published by Palgrave Macmillan, titled Klein, Sartre and Imagination in the Films of Ingmar Bergman (2015). He has also written two books for York Film Notes on Citizen Kane (2000) and North by Northwest (2001). He is very interested in responses and thinking about cinema from the point of view of the audience, the critic and the film-maker. He wants to explore with students ideas from Film Studies and Philosophy. His book on Ingmar Bergman is quite specialized, but his interests in cinema are much broader including Hollywood and world cinema. Dan’s new class ‘Introduction to British Cinema’ will start at WEA from the New Year (2017). The course is for everyone with an interest in cinema who would like to study the subject in greater depth.
- Japanese calligraphy artist. She is one of the few calligraphers in Japan who mastered the five different styles of Chinese characters. In 2006 she created her own style of calligraphy, called ‘Modern Sho Art’ (Modern Calligraphy Art); she writes letters in the traditional style with a playful touch . She held solo shows in Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo and Paris, and gave demonstration at 50th anniversary of France-Japan relationship at Louvre Museum (2008) and Shanghai International Exposition (2010). In 2011 she opened her studio in a traditional merchant’s house in Kyoto. She performs both traditional and her own style calligraphy.
- Professional photographer and Photo-journalist. Founder of The Ancient Art & Architecture Collection. He travelled around Europe, Middle East, Africa, North America, and Japan. During the 6 Days War he worked as photo journalist to send articles and photos all over the world through news agencies in the UK and the USA. He also worked as a consultant to The Israel Museum to set up a photography department. In 1973 he started his own photo library that specialises in art and history. He embarked on a regular series of travels to extend his archive of pictures of art and antiquities to its present comprehensive form.