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Literature educator , writer

Jonathan Rix, British literature educator, writer.


Rix, Jonathan was born on November 26, 1960 in London, England. Son of Brian and Elspet Rix.


Bachelor of Education in English, University Warwick, 1983. Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, King's College, London, 2001.


Instructor Skinners Company School for Girls, Hackney, 1987—2000. Writer-in-residence Gartree Prison with East Midland Arts, 1994—1996. Lecturer COMPASS Universities, 1997—2002, faculty chairperson, 2000—2002.

Lecturer Open University, Milton Keynes, England, since 2002. Creative writing lecturer, 1993—2001. Internship professor Center for Academic Programs Abroad, 1998.

Consultant on in-house training COMET, 2004—2005. Speaker in field.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (novel) Some Hope (Betty Trask award, 1994), (play) A Private Man in Athens (Best New Playwright award - Scarborough Festival, 1983), (audio tours) Over 50 United Kingdom sites. Co-author: Learning From Each Other: Diverse Perspectives on Inclusive Education, 2003. Contributor articles various professional journals, chapters to books, book reviews.

      Member editorial board: Down Syndrome Research and Practice.


Trustee National Portage Association, since 2002, RTR Foundation, Learning Disability Funding Body, since 2003, Rix Centre, Learning Disability Research Center, since 2004. Parent representative National Portage Association Executive, member steering committee, since 2004. Advisor Heritage Project, Merseyside, since 2004.

Member book of year award committee TES/NASEN, 2006. Member steering committee Down Syndrome Educational Trust, 2004—2006. Trustee Libertas Charities Group, 2001—2006.


Married Caroline Rix, August 10, 1991. Children: Isabel, Robert.

Brian Rix

Elspet Rix

Caroline Rix

Isabel Rix

Robert Rix