Paul Di Felice
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I have a wealth of experience in teaching, leadership and management across FE and HE sectors. For over 20 years I taught history in both higher and further education contexts and has focused particularly on making history accessible and meaningful to all. I have a very strong background in post 16 adult education and the widening participation curriculum and has led the ‘inclusive’ provision for adults and young people in three Colleges. Leadership and management are my key strengths, I have served at every level within a College structure and held the position of Vice Principal in three institutions. I have been an Open University Associate Lecturer in Arts and Humanities for the past decade, hold a PGCE in Further Education and studied History and Politics at the University of Salford. I completed my MPhil on my Italian working class roots, looking at Italian migration into Manchester in my grandparents’ day.
Academic Papers and Conferences
• Arts Research Group Open University in the West Midlands Italians, Ice Cream and the Working Class 1870-1945, Nov 2013.
• P.Di Felice, Reconstructing Manchester’s Little Italy 1870-1945. Manchester Regional History Review, Vol.5; May 1997.
• P.Di Felice, Manchester’s Little Italy at War, 1940-1945: ‘Enemy Aliens or Reluctant Foes?” Northern History, XXXIX; March 2002.
• P.Di Felice, Italians in Manchester 1891-1939: Settlement and Occupations, The Local Historian, Vol.30, number 2 – May 2000.
• P.Di Felice, ‘The Alien Presence,’ Modern History Review, Vol.10, February 1996.