Aye Write: Cameron Wyllie and Alison Colwell


Head Teacher Tales

Two Head Teachers from very different schools tell tales from the classroom and staffroom.

Is There a Pigeon in the Room? is a deeply personal book about Cameron Wyllie’s remarkable four-decade career in teaching. It’s a tapestry of anecdotes and reflections on topics like drugs, parenting, refugees, tragic events, his own status as a gay man and tells us the story of Tes, an Eritrean boy who inspired hundreds of young people with his love of education.

Cameron taught over 8,000 students in his career. Having been once described as ‘the place where Jean Brodie meets Kenneth Williams’ the book also charts the surprising trajectory of a career which culminated in his appointment as Principal of George Heriot’s, one of Edinburgh’s most prestigious schools.

Saturday 21 May 2022
3:00PM – 4:00PM
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Saturday 21 May 2022
Mitchell Library, Glasgow. United Kingdom