Meet The Staff
Tim Gore OBE (CEO)
Subjects Taught: CEO-ing, Transnational strategies, Internationalisation
How to spot him: Tall, suited, smiley, glasses, often rocking around on the upper floors
Likes: Arabic, Music, Vin rouge, Jordan, Sudan and the Middle East
Dislikes: Student dissatisfaction
Words of wisdom: "People use bicycles and nobody puts on any lycra or bicyle helmets."
Dr Anne-Lise Chabot
Subjects Taught: Grammar; Stratégies de communication
How to spot her: Glasses, short hair. One of the few lecturers guaranteed to say ‘Bonjour’ to you in the corridor
Likes: Laughing, sugar, home-made confectionaries, cats, her rucksack, Bescherelle, dictionaries, hats, ferrets and ferreting, charades
Dislikes: Incomplete homework; shyness
Words of Wisdom: “Le problème est masculin. La solution est feminine."
Dr Catriona MacLeod
Subjects Taught: Oeuvres, Translation, Texte image et culture de masse, Bande Dessinée
How to spot her: Dark hair and a gentle Scottish accent
Likes: Cartoons, Andy Murray, BD, comics
Dislikes: Bad handwriting, Grant's Whiskey
Words of Wisdom: "Putain de merde indeed."
Subjects Taught: Grammar; Translation; Written expression
How to spot her: Smiles a lot, long dark hair
Likes: Contribution in class
Dislikes: Drawing stick men
Words of Wisdom: “Je [ne] sais pas si vous arriverez à comprendre mon dessin. Les bonhommes ne sont pas terribles.”
Subjects: Republicanism, La France contemporaine
How to spot him: Tall, brown hair, jeans and a polo (potentially a cardigan)
Likes: Safely removing USB sticks, glancing into the middle-distance, a good cartoon
Dislikes: Ill-placed chairs
Subjects: Classic French Cinema - BA3 and MA
How to spot him: Suited (not booted)
Likes: Quoting himself, Jean Renoir, Bob Dylan, University Challenge (He was on it 50 years ago)
Dislikes: Latecomers ("laggards")
Words of wisdom: "He didn't just spring from nowhere, like a demon king in pantomime."
Kim Lê Minh
Subjects: Bibliographic instructions, research skills
How to spot her: Short black hair, colourful clothing, usually behind the library counter
Likes: Environmentally-friendly minded people, old piano sheet music, cloud watching
Dislikes: Sandwiches in the library, ratatouille in the library, greasy fingerprints in books
Words of wisdom: 'To be is to do' Socrates, 'To do is to be' Sartre, 'Do be do be do' Sinatra
Catherine Duperray (Student & academic services)
Subjects: Accomodation and CAF (housing benefit), Student Finance
How to spot her: Petite, bob, glasses, very chic dress sense à la Parisienne
Likes: A job well done; giving out marked assignments
Dislikes: The people at CAF, who are responsible for so many headaches every year
Subjects: Marketing and communications
How to spot her: Wearing a neck scarf, hair often in a chignon, American accent
Likes: Salsa (dancing)
Dislikes: Salsa (dip)
Subjects: Accomodation, coursework, head-emailer
How to spot her: Smiley
Likes: International environments, travelling, all music
Words of wisdom: "Life is a journey, not a destination."
Dr Louise Lyle
Subjects Taught: Fin de siècle literature, Translation, Tale of Two Cities
How to spot her: Jeans and Converse, with a gentle Scottish accent in all languages
Likes: Gossip, Speculoos
Dislikes: The Loch Ness monster
Words of Wisdom: “Gimme another chicken!"
Dr Anna-Louise Milne
Subjects Taught: Trauma and transmission, Prose de la ville, Instruire la nation, Translation, Tale of Two Cities
How to spot her: Tall, with a penchant for arty clothing
Likes: Art, books, art books
Dislikes: Georges Bataille
Words of Wisdom: “I had one of my moments perdus over the weekend: I went to see La Princesse et la Grenouille.”
Dr Geoffroy Roger
Subjects Taught: Translation, Linguistics
How to spot him: Handsome hobbit/Bad Boy de Bretagne often in a green shirt, an implausibly Scottish accent
Likes: Breizh, Deep fried Mars bars, the Proclaimers, Irn Bru, Megadeath, Jamelia
Dislikes: People who don't know the subjunctive
Words of Wisdom: “Horses have feet, right? No wait, hooves"
Dr Charlotte Legg
Subjects Taught: History, Translation, National Identity, Colonialism
How to spot her: Immaculately dressed in a 1940s dancehall-chic style
Likes: rations, kooky earrings, jazz musicians
Dislikes: air raids, electro-swing music, Nicolas Sarkozy
Words of wisdom: "Sorry, my head's been in the 19th century for the last few days. Well... months. Well... years."
Dr Jeremy Stubbs
Subjects Taught: Language, Media and Society
How to spot him: The gentleman lecturer
Likes: His iPhone, Muji, 3-piece suits, Margaret Thatcher, French Rap
Dislikes: Marking, responding to emails, the Labour party
Words of Wisdom: “Wait a second. Look! Who is in control of this class? Why it is I, for I have the spinning chair."
Claire Miller (student & academic services)
Subjects: Assessment and coursework grades; essay deadlines; term dates
How to spot her: Fairly long brown hair, usually sitting in the office
Likes: Not deciding whether to speak to you in French or English until the last moment
Dislikes: General faffing
Subjects: Staff salaries, accounting, all things argent
How to spot her: ULIP veteran of 30 years, often overhead talking then consequently laughing to herself in her office
Likes: Money, money, money (and chocolate)
Dislikes: The métro - specifically lines 11 and 8
Words of wisdom: "Une chose que j'aime... *dramatic pause* l'argent?"
Subjects: Professional and media communication in French
How to spot her: Unruly hair, never leaves the office without a cup of coffee.
Likes: Competent governments, jazz and apéro.
Dislikes: Driving in Paris
Words of wisdom: If it's got spikes on it, don't eat it.