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I was born in Ulster but was brought up in West London. I studied Modern Languages at Kingston University and later did further Degrees at Birkbeck College, Kings (MA) and also at Westfield College, (Ph.D), all at London University. I taught languages at Secondary level before moving into Further then Higher Education. From 1984 until 2000 I was in charge of Hispanic and Germanic studies at the American International University in Richmond, Surrey. I have also attended several university courses in French, Italian, Hindi and Sanskrit and am a qualified teacher of yoga. I became a FELLOW of the Royal Geographical Society in 1995/6.

I am currently living in Spain where I focus on creative writing, oriental languages (especially Mandarin and Hindi) and Buddhism. I spent 4 weeks in April -May 2015, also 2016 and 2017 at the HUTONG LANGUAGE SCHOOL in Beijing.

I did an intensive language course in Rumanian in BUCHAREST, in August, 2017.


Opera, travel, ecology,learning languages, swimming.
Donald McCrory