Icenian Lecture series continues with Geoff Barham
We continued our Langley Lectures series with a speaker who went from being a Langley pupil to becoming a Headmaster himself.
During the lecture in our beautiful ballroom at our Loddon campus, Geoff Barham spoke about his Langley boarding memories, and the headmaster who moved Langley from Norwich to Loddon. Geoff also talked fondly of acting in plays and his love for the drama department, showing photos of him performing at Langley in the 60s. Geoff then covered his time as a headteacher in two different schools and his career-change to becoming an author, acting and voice-acting for Apple TV and other shows and films.
Langley was a fantastic grounding!
Geoff also answered a quick-fire Q&A for us, so read on below. What a pleasure it is to welcome back Icenians like Geoff, from whom our pupils can learn a lot.
What year did you begin and leave Langley?
1962 – 1968
Which A-Levels did you gain?
History and Economics
What career did you want to pursue?
Which extra-curricular activities were you involved in?
Music and Drama
Have these activities helped you since school, for example via transferable skills?
What did you study at university?
Music and Education
How did you career begin?
My teaching career began in 1971
What have been your post-school highlights?
21 years as a Headmaster of two schools, plus film/ TV acting work, and being an author!
Did your time at Langley help your attitude towards career choices and progression?
Yes, Langley was a fantastic grounding!
What advice you would give to students considering subjects choices or careers?
Take advice but if you are determined, follow your dreams!
Your fondest memory of Langley?
The drama opportunities