Praise for teacher’s publication

King’s students are encouraged to develop a lifelong love of learning, and we are very lucky to have teachers who set a great example by continuing research into their subjects. 

One such member of staff is English teacher, Dr Kathy Mair. Following her personal research into Margaret Atwood’s “A Handmaid’s Tale”, a popular A Level Literature text, Dr Mair recently had a scholarship article published in the English Association Journal for Teachers. 

Dr Mair said: “Keeping up research in my subject is really important to me and I am really pleased that my work on medieval imagery and its use to create a feminist dystopia in “A Handmaid’s Tale” has been recognised in this way.”

The article has been praised by Dr Mair’s colleagues, as well as teachers at other schools and university lecturers. Our students will also benefit from her research when Dr Mair delivers a lecture to our A Level English Literature classes later this term. 

Following the positive reception to her article, Dr Mair has been asked to write another piece for the Journal and we look forward to reading it when it is published.