William Home


William Home grew up in the Scottish Borders before moving to Newcastle to study for a degree in International Politics. After finishing the course he moved to Madrid to complete his CELTA training, and after doing so worked in a couple of summer camps in Asturias in the north of the country and a private academy of the island of Ibiza. His next few years were taken up with traveling. After helping a friend set up a charity in Nepal he traveled through India and Burma, before spending a year in Australia. Once he returned to Europe he continued traveling and working in the Balkan states before going on an extended trip throughout Portugal, Spain and France. He returned to Scotland to work for three months with a charity trying to regenerate the native Caledonian forests in the north and returned to teaching again too, this time in a summer school in Edinburgh. After this he found himself in Greece futilely attempting to help refugees not become a humanitarian disaster before returning once more to Edinburgh for another period of summer schools and Fringe festivals. This will now be his first visit to Poland.


Scotland: Fight for Freedom

Event type: Interactive talk
Facilitator: William Home
Minimum age: 13+
Level: Intermediate / Upper-intermediate
Time: 60 min.
* On demand contents, level and timing can be tailored to groups’ needs.

The Declaration of Arbroath in April 1320 stated „For as long as one hundred of us shall remain alive we shall never in wise consent to submit to the rule of the English, for it is not for glory we fight, for riches, or for honours, but for freedom alone, which no good man loses but with his life.”
From William Wallace to Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland has had a long fight to gain its freedom from the English. William Home, from the Scottish Borders, takes you on a journey throughout a history of glorious victories and even more glorious defeats. Starting out with the First War of Independence, portrayed in the film ‘Braveheart’, to a wee Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite Rebellion and onto a modern day failed referendum on independence. What does the future hold in this still very contemporary and divisive issue?

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Strange Scotland

Event type: Interactive talk
Facilitator: William Home
Minimum age: 10+
Level: Preintermediate / Intermediate / Upper-intermediate
Time: 60 min.
* On demand contents, level and timing can be tailored to groups’ needs.

Scotland: a country of men in kilts eating sheep innards and drinking whisky. But there is more to this strange mountainous rainy little place and real-life Scotsman William Home takes you on an adventure through some of it’s more interesting quirks, from tossing cabers to frying Mars bars to racing sheep. A fun and interactive class, you may just discover a more amusing side of a country as well as the more traditional lochs, glens and Hogmanay.

Materials:

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