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Professor Dr Marianne Howarth is Emeritus Professor of Modern Languages and former Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Nottingham Trent University. A Germanist by academic background, she studied at the universities of Hull, Vienna, Münster and Nottingham. She has taught at Coventry, Marburg, Brighton and Nottingham Trent universities, and was a Visiting Lecturer at Manchester Business School.

The author/co-author of several business German textbooks, her main research interests centre on Anglo-German relations, in particular on relations between Britain and the former German Democratic Republic. She has published widely in English and German on many aspects of this topic, including the campaign for recognition, the GDR presence in Britain, the early years of the diplomatic relationship and on partnerships between British and GDR towns and cities.

Marianne was a founder member of the International Association of the Study of German Politics. In addition to her academic interests and activities, Marianne has extensive experience in academic standards and quality management. She was Chair of Nottingham Trent’s Academic Standards and Quality Management Committee, an auditor/reviewer for QAA and QAA Scotland, and the international reviewer in teams appointed to accredit provision at institutions in Ireland and Germany. Marianne was also the first chair of QAA’s Subject Benchmark Statement for Languages and Related Studies.

The Rev’d Canon Dr. Sarah Lawrence is Initial Ministerial Education phase 2 Officer for the Diocese of Lincoln and Director of Studies at Lincoln School of Theology. She was ordained in 2008 and served curacies in Lincoln and Lichfield diocese. She studied for a PhD with the University of Birmingham, completing this in 2018. She is the author of “A Rite on the Edge: The Language of Baptism and Christening in the Church of England”, published in 2019 in London by SCM Press.

Walter is a retired civil servant having worked in HM Passport Service project managing the development and delivery of the UK’s first-generation biometric passport and more latterly in the Dept Culture Media and Sport as Broadband UK Projects Director.

His early career was in Civil Engineering with Anglian Water building new treatment plants and pipelines then progressed to Business Change Programme Management and delivery of change and IT projects.

He has been a board member of Cambridgeshire Probation Service, Chartered Management Institute, and pension scheme trustee for 2 pension funds and is currently an independent member of East Lindsey District Council Audit and Governance Committee and a member of the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioners joint independent audit committee.



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Autumn Term 2019
Audit Committee7 October
Audit Committee5 November
Spring Term 2020
Audit Committee04 March
Summer Term 2020
Audit Committee10 June


Autumn Term 2018
Audit Committee26 September
Spring Term 2019
Audit Committee06 March
Summer Term 2019
Audit Committee19 June

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