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John David Selby

educational consultant

John David Selby, British educational consultant.


Selby, John David was born on October 7, 1936 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England. Son of Kenneth and Laleah Mary (Fox) Selby.


Bachelor of Arts, University Nottingham, 1958, diploma in adult education, 1970. Master of Arts, University Lancaster, 1981. Certified teacher, University London.


Assistant teacher Fareham County Secondary School, Hampshire, England, 1959-1962. Deputy principal Dillington House College, Somerset, England, 1962-1965. Tutor-organizer Ilkeston College of Forest Engineer, Derbyshire, 1965-1966.

Area principal South-East Division, Derbyshire, 1966-1971. County adviser Education Authority, Lancashire, Preston, England, since 1972. Course director British Council and D.E.S., since 1975.

Chairman Adult Education Conference, North-West England, 1978-1982. Research officer University Lancaster, Education and Cultural Foundation Paris, 1977-1978. Consultant Open University, United Kingdom, 1979-1984.


  • Editor Lancashire Education Arts Public, since 1981. Contributor articles to professional journals. Secretary Citizens Advice Bureau, Heanor, Derbyshire, 1966-1971.

    Chairman Lancashire Pre-School Playgroups Association, 1974-1977, Citizens Advice Bureau, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, since 1985. Liberal. Anglican. Avocations:.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis; bridge; gardening. Cycling; skiing.


Married Lorna Margaret Georgina Eedes, March 30, 1959. Children– Emma Louise Ann, Claire Alison, Elizabeth Sarah (twins).

Kenneth Selby

Laleah Mary (Fox) Selby

Lorna Margaret Georgina Eedes

Emma Louise Ann Selby

Claire Alison Selby

Elizabeth Sarah Selby (twins)