David Ripley

MA (Cantab), PGCE, RSA DipTEFL


Born : 12.2.49


Studied English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, taking Honours in 1971.

Joined St Clare’s Oxford in 1979, working as Head of English B for 23 years. This experience has resulted in a comprehensive knowledge of the IB Diploma programme, and in an in-depth, ongoing familiarity with how the IB works.

Left St Clare’s in 2002 and moved to Catalonia with his wife, where, in addition to maintaining his interest in the IB, and educational consultancy work, he is working towards the next exhibition of his paintings, deepening his knowledge of Spanish, and enjoying Spain.

Educational consultancy - with www.inthinking.co.uk

- English B workshops  (regularly since 2006)

- 'English as the Language of Instruction: Policy and Practice' workshops

- School visits - in-school workshops + consultancy work

InThinking English B Website - 2009 onwards