Dr. Ian Taplin, Guest Lecturer Oct 5 & 12

St Timothy's Dr. Ian Taplin will lecture on Wednesday October 5 and 12 on Henry VIII and the birth of the Anglican Church: Re-branding an island's identity. The class will begin at 6pm and will conclude at 7pm.


Ian Malcolm Taplin is Professor of Sociology, Management and International Studies at Wake Forest University and Visiting Professor at Kedge Business School, Bordeaux where he teaches Business Strategy in the wine mba programme. At Wake Forest he teaches courses on Global Capitalism and Technology, Culture and Change. His research interests are widespread and include a history of the North Carolina wine industry (The Modern American Wine Industry: Market Formation and Growth in North Carolina, Pickering and Chatto, 2011), the growth of luxury and iconic wines in Napa valley, and changing workplace organization in the clothing industry. Educated at Oxford College of Architecture, University of York (BA), University of Leicester (M.Phil) and Brown University (Ph.D) his background is in historical Social Science.

Fr. Steve Rice