Thinking About Snow

by Judith McClure

Thinking About Snow

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Judith McClure is known to many in Scotland and indeed in the wider world as an innovative and outward-looking educationalist. But what many people do not know – and that applies to her countless friends in all walks of life – is that she spent a number of years as a nun. How she came to do that, and what happened to her in those years is the subject of this beautiful memoir.

What emerges from this book is a sense of Judith’s intensely engaging personality. This is a story of a spiritual journey, but it is also an account of how such a journey takes place in a social and political context. In particular, it provides a critique of of authority and the role that authority may seek to play in religious life.

Judith McClure read history at Somerville College, Oxford 1970-1973 and was a doctoral student, research fellow and part-time lecturer in Early Medieval History and Latin at the Universities of Oxford and Liverpool 1973-81. She was a teacher and then Head of History and Politics at the School of St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon, Assistant Head of Kingswood School, Bath, Head of the Royal School, Bath and finally Head of St George’s School, Edinburgh, until her retirement in 2009. She has been much involved in educational groups at all levels, including the Scotland-China Educational Network.


ISBN: 9780956527875

Publication date: 23/08/2018

Format: Hardback

Extent: 96

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd

Stock status: Published

Categories: Birlinn/Polygon