David Derrington has been a tutor with WEA since 2002. David is married with 3 children, 10 grandchildren 2 great- grandchildren. David grew up in a tin-mining village, but like most of his contemporaries, knew his career prospects depended on leaving Cornwall and went to study Modern Languages at Pembroke College Oxford with a Trevelyan Scholarship for studies in Celtic music; a lot of the late 60s were then spent in France, including “the events of May 1968”. David wrote “Tous unis pour que ca change” Paris 1970 (Christian/Marxist dialogue). David is a keen outdoor person and his outdoor activities include bird-watching, mountain biking, camping, wild swimming and also music (singing, cello, viola, Wagner, Delius, Nielsen) and meeting people. David has now returned to Cornwall to spend time with his elderly parents.
David specialises in philosophy including comparative religion and social cohesion.