BA Birmingham

Keith Parsons read English at the University of Birmingham. On graduating he immediately went to teach in a boys’ grammar school where he built on his experience as a member of the National Youth Theatre to direct a wide range of plays. He moved on as Head of English to a large comprehensive school where he again established a strong Dramatic Society and became a Senior Teacher.

In 1995, Keith and his wife, Pamela Mason, co-edited a lavishly illustrated book on Shakespeare in Performance and were then invited by Rose Bruford College (one of our leading drama schools) to co-author and teach the foundation module for what was perhaps the first distance-learning post-graduate course in England.

Keith joined Pamela Mason at Wroxton in 1994 and the two of them run all of the College’s English Literature and Drama courses. Performance schedules and an eagerness to extend their own experience means that courses are never simply repeated from semester to semester. Keith and Pamela insist that they teach students rather than texts.