Will grew up in Edinburgh and was lucky to have a mother who was thoroughly excited by learning. At school he initially struggled with undetected dyslexia and disciplinary problems. Things improved when he moved school at age 13, and he eventually studied history at Harvard, before gaining a Ph.D. from Cambridge. Taught by a string of outstanding teachers, Will developed the sense that learning could be thrilling and life-enhancing… but with that came an awareness of the inequality surrounding access to these elite institutions. Motivated by this, and a year working as a mentor with The Access Project in London, he founded Light Up Learning with his friend, Richard McLauchlan.
Currently learning… about Bolivian and Peruvian history, with a particular interest in Wari art and architecture.
Lynsey grew up on the west coast of Scotland, and loved learning from the start of her school career – largely thanks to inspiring and engaging teachers. After studying English and Media at university, she completed her PGDEd in Glasgow before taking up her first teaching post in the north east of Scotland. Lynsey spent a number of years as an English teacher and Faculty Head of English & Literacy, and she is now currently a Depute Head Teacher in Midlothian. As an educator, Lynsey is passionate about promoting creative approaches to pedagogy and challenging assumptions about ‘what works’.
Currently learning… about motherhood and Persian cookery.
Jane is a product and marketing guru from Sydney Australia, who is currently living and working in London. With over nine years experience working in media publishing, business support and financial services, she is passionate about building successful brands, and is currently completing her MBA. Having been lucky enough to have the support of several inspiring mentors of her own during her career, Jane wanted to find a way to give back, so has volunteered to share her experience and expertise with Light Up Learning.