Department: English

Mr P LupsonMr Lupson was born in Vienna, Austria, where his father was in the British Army of Occupation following the collapse of Nazi Germany. His mother was a local Austrian girl, and the family moved to Ely, Cambridgeshire. He was educated at nearby Soham Grammar School.

He holds qualifications from the University of Wales, University of London, University of Leeds and the College of Preceptors, and started his teaching career at Alsop Comprehensive School in Liverpool. He worked at a number of Merseyside schools and increasingly developed his interest in examining, leading to appointment as Chief A Level Examiner in German for the University of Oxford examination board.

Mr Lupson, who is the author of several German language courses, had the popular ”Thank God for Football” about the church origins of famous football clubs published to critical acclaim in 2006. The book has inspired seven clubs to restore the grave of their founder, three to induct early pioneers into their Hall of Fame, and one to change its badge. It has been made into a TV documentary series shown worldwide and was shortlisted for Best Series at an international Film Festival in Atlanta, USA. Mr Lupson’s TV work has also included a contribution to a special World Cup edition of the BBC’s ‘Songs of Praise’.

As a student at Bangor, Mr Lupson represented the University at cross-country running. He still runs regularly. He is an active member of the Longcroft Christian Fellowship in Barnston. He loves his work at Kingsmead because the strong Christian ethos of the school underpins and sustains the close sense of community and mutual care enjoyed by staff and pupils alike.