Rosemary Dyer (aka Booty) studied at City College Norwich from 1973 to 1975. During this time she studied A Levels in Geography, Sociology and English Literature.
Rosemary’s has many memories of inspiring teachers and recalls in Humanities classes she was encouraged to call teachers by their first names!
“I remember Jeremy Beare and Miles Green in Geography, both were very knowledgeable and amusing.
I cannot remember how to spell Ieuan Davis’ first name – he was an amazingly inspirational Sociology teacher! Roger Aylott, a sociology teacher, used to tell us tales about his twins – all part of learning about child socialisation!
Mr Butler (who taught Chaucer) and Mr Lomas, who had a very traditional school master style – both were great teachers. I also remember Hylton Francis and Dave Cowan (teaching Shakespeare).”
Rosemary studied in the E block which was then the Humanities Department. She also remembers going on a field trip to Derbyshire and having to organise the catering!
Citing some of her other college achievements, Rosemary said:
“A group of us set up the Sociology Society inviting speakers from Norwich including John Garrett, the Labour MP for Norwich South at the time.
I was also a member of the Student Humanities Department Committee as well as the Student Federation and we did fundraising for charities.
I also became one of the two Student Governors in 1974 to 1975 on the Board of Governors when Dr David Croft was Principal.”
Leaving college in the summer of 1975, Rosemary went on to North Staffordshire Polytechnic. Here, she gained a degree in Sociology and International Relations before going on to qualify and work as a Careers Officer in Peterborough.
She has continued to work in education in a variety of roles as well as bringing up two children. Also, she worked abroad for a time as a Vocational Guidance Officer in New Zealand.
Currently, Rosemary is working as a learning mentor in an 11 to 18 years academy in Peterborough.