Getting it write
Paul O'Prey read English Language and Literature at Keble College, Oxford and gained his PhD from Bristol. His publications include books and articles on 19th and 20th century writers, notably Graham Greene and Robert Graves and his circle.
Last year the Imperial War Museum published his First World War: Poems from the Front to mark the centenary, and a new book is out in October which publishes the work of a relatively unknown American WWI nurse called Mary Borden. Around 7,000 women served on the Western Front.
Paul has joined The Edward James Foundation Board of Trustees having held the post of Vice-chancellor of Roehampton University for over 10 years. In his previous role as Director of Academic Affairs at the University of Bristol he played a major part in the development and implementation of academic strategy in both research and education.
'West Dean College has a fantastic reputation in the world of conservation and the creative arts," says Professor O'Prey. "I am very excited to be joining the Board of Trustees and look forward to working with my fellow trustees, and with all the staff, students and Friends of West Dean, to ensure that it continues to flourish and be successful."