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MAVE at Lancaster
Bram de Jonge
My name is Bram de Jonge and I am from the Netherlands.
In the year 2001-2002 I had the privilege to join in the MAVE program
at Lancaster. I really had a great time, both socially as intellectually
and I hope to keep in touch with the people and the field of study in
the future. Last February I finished my dutch study in Culture and Science
Studies at the University of Maastricht and received my MA diploma 'cum
laude' . After five years of study I allowed myself to go on a marvellous
trip to the beautiful countries Costa Rica and Nicaragua for three months.
Now I am back in Holland waiting to go to Italy in October to work as
a longterm volunteer for the national environmental organization Legambiente.
I will stay there for at least half a year, maybe longer. The plan is
to prepare myself during this year for another study-adventure, hopefully
a PHD in the field of environmental philosophy.
I got BA in Sociology at the University of Helsinki
in 2001. I graduated in ECS in the following year. At
Since graduating I have been employed briefly by the
Mental Health Review Tribunal office in Nottingham. I have also done voluntary
work with The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, Prevent Unwanted Pets (a
small local charity) and Animal Aid. With Animal Aid I have helped to
set up an internet forum for discussion of the philosophy of animal
rights http://www.animalaid.org.uk/debate contributions
to the site would be greatly appreciated. I was very excited to have the
dissertation that I wrote for my course at Lancaster published in
the Autumn 2002 edition of the journal Ethics & the Environment.
I am hoping to begin a PhD. this September and while waiting to hear
about funding I have arranged to live and work on an animal sanctuary
in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Dr Noel Charltonc
with a nature-loving uncle and an influential primary school teacher in
childhood, mountain walking and sailing from adolescence, smallholding,
a life-changing Open University course - "Art and Environment"
in mid life, environmental campaigning with Friends of the Earth and,
later, playing a part in running a rural therapeutic community - environmental
and ecological concern has been a lifelong theme for me. Stimulated by
a five week course at Schumacher College with Theodore Roszak and meeting
there with MAVE student David Freeman, I read MAVE part-time between 1991
and 1994. My MAVE dissertation involved the work of Gregory Bateson among
others and Bateson became the focus of my Ph.D. started in 1997 and completed
this year, 2003. I live in the Lune Valley some 25 miles north of Lancaster,
where I am now writing the definitive accessible introduction to Bateson's
III I am currently attending York University in Toronto, Canada, in the Faculty of Environmental Studies. I am entering my second year in the doctoral program here, and at the moment I am engaged in writing my first comprehensive paper, in which I am looking at the liberal/communitarian debate in recent years. My working dissertation title is "The Good Life in Canada: Communities in Resistance". I hope to explore the intersections between ecological feminism(s), consumer culture, and investigate communities in Canada which are in resistance to mainstream consumerist ideals of 'the good life'.
career has been predominantly in Social Work and Health and Social Care,
I also teach social care professionals in a range of subjects. I am passionate
about being in the outdoors, particularly in the
studied at Lancaster as an undergraduate: BA Hons in Religious Studies
- with a hefty sprinkling of Philosophy; after which I stayed in the area
to study Biology and Environmental Management. This was followed by a
brief foray into life on the road. Lack of direction led me to Cambridge
to take a PGCE. Since then I have done various random work, including
more tedious corporate jobs than I care to mention! Currently I work part
time for the local Development Trust. I am an active environmental campaigner
and a campaign communicator for Greenpeace.
Since completing MA-VE, I have been volunteering as an environmental educator for a New England watershed organization whilst I submit applications for U.S. doctoral programs. I'm interested broadly in the ecological dimensions of the humanities, especially representations of nature in literature and film. I maintain a novice's interest in solar energy and strawbale/cob home construction and have more or less sucessfully rigged my diesel Peugeot to combust waste vegetable oil. I also continue to develop skills as an herbalist, hoping eventually to move from amateur to professional.
Graduated from LSE in 1981 and since then worked in various admin jobs in England and Cyprus where I have lived since 1985. Currently not working and using opportunity to study a subject that as a keen birdwatcher have always had an interest in.
Shaun TaylorI studied philosophy in Sheffield then did two years conservation work in the Lake District( I'm originally from Cumbria),
with the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers. This got me thinking a lot about the environment and reinforced my love for the countreyside. I did voluntary work with Sheffield Wildlife Trust and English Nature. And am now working part time as an estate worker for English Nature in the Derbyshire Dales.
I graduated from Duke University in the United States with degrees in philosophy and in computer science. I received a scholarship sponsored by the state department to come to the MA GCS program at Lancaster. I’m very interested in examining the relationship between traditional models of perfection and emerging genetic technologies, paying particular attention to how this can effect diversity. After I finish the MA I will be returning to the United States and will start at Harvard Law in the fall. At the moment, among other activities, I play for the FISH (Lancaster’s Ultimate Frisbee team) and volunteer at the pre-school on campus.
Mark Cutter graduated with a LLB in
Law in Law & Politics (Subsidiary Computer Science) from Keele University,
during this time he spent time at the Vrije University in Amsterdam
and carried out research in Moscow. He completed his BVC at the College
of Law, and was subsequently Called to the Bar of England and Wales
by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. He is a qualified Mediator,
accredited in Alternative Dispute Resolution by the London School of
Psychotherapy and Counselling. He is also an Associate of the Chartered
in Institute of Arbitrators.