Staff Profile: Dr Andrew Walker, Vice Principal

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  • Dr Andrew Walker, Vice Principal

  • Position:

    Vice Principal

  • Teaching Area:

    Post Graduate Cert. in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Theatre and Performing Arts; MA Ensemble Theatre; BA (Hons) European Theatre Arts

  • Qualifications:

    PhD, MA in Local History, Literature and Cultural Tradition, PGCE; BA (Hons) History.

  • Memberships:

    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; Member of Socal History Society Executive Committee. A trustee of Bexley Heritage Trust; committee member of Survey of Lincoln; council member of Lincoln Record Society.

  • External Duties:

    QAA HER reviewer (2013-); External examiner for MA English and History, Edge Hill University (2006-12); External reviewer, History-based undergraduate programmes, Bishop Grosseteste University College, (2010).


Dr Andrew Walker has been Vice Principal of the College since 2010. He has been involved in higher education either as a student or member of staff for over thirty years. He has studied at the University of Manchester, where he undertook a degree in History and then at the University of Sheffield where he undertook a MA in Local History, Literature and Cultural Tradition and subsequently completed a doctorate. He taught for many years at the University of Lincoln, where latterly he was head of the Lincoln School of Humanities and Performing Arts.

Andrew has longstanding interests in learning and teaching in higher education, particularly student engagement. He has been actively involved in community theatre. Andrew’s research interests, focussed particularly on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, include local and regional identities and their popular articulation through customary activities.

He is actively involved in several local history and heritage-based projects, many of them with a Lincolnshire emphasis. Andrew is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Regional and Local History.


English historical perspectives on rurality: viewing the country from the city', in Gary Bosworth and Peter Somerville, eds, Interpreting Rurality: Multidisciplinary Approaches, (Routledge, 2014); co-editor with Shirley Brook and Rob Wheeler of Lincoln Connections: Aspects of City and County Since 1700, (SLHA, 2011) and author of chapter 'Fairs and markets: challenging encounters between the urban and the rural in Lincolnshire, c. 1840-1920'; editor of, and contributor to,  Survey of Lincoln neighbourhood booklet series, 2006 onwards.