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Mr Peter Metelerkamp

Mr Peter Metelerkamp

Mr Peter Metelerkamp
B.A. Hons (Natal), M.A. (University of Wales: Newport), PG Dip (University of Natal)

Senior Academic Fellow

Office R6.83
The Richmond Building,
105 Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1LN
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 8786
Tel. +44 (0) 117 3318448

Research summary


A key element of my research/creative work has been concerned with Settler presence and culture in South Africa, and in particular with traces of “Britishness” in defined areas where significant settlement took place. That has been photographically based and has been concerned therefore with the ambiguities of visible evidence. 


Continuing parallel interests are pedagogies and organisation in Higher Education. This includes the application of understandings developed from practice-based experiential learning to areas and disciplines which currently rely on more traditional approaches. These interests are informed by my background in South Africa and a lifelong interest in ...

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I grew up in South Africa, where I studied Philosophy and English. I then studied Film Production in London, and later (after returning to South Africa and as my interests in Education developed) Adult Education. After settling in Bristol, I studied photography, which I also practised for many years, undertaking several major projects. I was Programme Director of the MA in Film and TV Production for 28 years, and alongside personal creative work, have simultaneously pursued enduring interests in the culture and politics of  Southern Africa. I am also deeply committed to education as a force for enlightenment, and I ...

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