'Inspired to Teach' Talks

Find out about this much-loved college's history, straight from the authors of 'Inspired to Teach'

Delivered by authors Jenny Head and Anne Johns, the 'Inspired to Teach' talks brought Salisbury Training College’s history to a broad audience.

In lively illustrated talks, Jenny and Anne outlined the fascinating story of 137 years of Teacher Training in Salisbury - as seen through the eyes of the students.

They gave glimpses of life from the College's foundation in 1841, through two World Wars, to increasing freedom in the 1950s and beyond.

Anne and Jenny look forward to giving further talks following the publication of We Will Teach.

First-hand insights

Anne and Jenny were students at the College during the swinging 60s. Their talks shared the ups and downs and the fun and friendship found at the College until it sadly closed in 1978.

A part of history

Salisbury Training College, later known as the College of Sarum St Michael, inspires an extraordinary fondness amongst those who attended.

But beyond that, it was also a unique institution. The College was the first specifically founded for the training of women teachers.

Its story is therefore a fascinating part of Britain's social and educational history.

Jenny Head & Anne Johns
Jenny Head & Anne Johns

Over 400 former students still return each year for the annual reunion - a true reflection of the College's lasting legacy.

Upcoming Talks

Please contact Jenny or Anne for further enquiries or to book a talk.

Inpired to Teach

Price: £25.00 (includes UK P&P)

We Will Teach!

Pre-order at the reduced
pre-publication price of £15 (includes UK P&P)