The Birmingham School of Elocution

Teaching the Art and Science of Speech since 1993

Principal: Dr Robin Wooldridge MA BSc FRSA FVCM LVCM(TD) LVCMEd

Member International Society of Phonetic Sciences

Member Societas Linguistica Europaea

Member International Society for the Linguistics of English

Biography

Dr Robin Wooldridge MA BSc FRSA FVCM LVCM(TD) LVCM(TD) LNCM ACIEA has been involved in teaching privately since 1993. After gaining a Diploma of Higher Education at Middlesex University he later graduated from the University of East London following independent study and research. He continued his studies at Birmingham City University 

where he completed his postgraduate certificate and postgraduate diploma in English Linguistics followed by an MA in English Linguistics. He undertook doctoral research with an overseas international university and was awarded a PhD with a major in Linguistics (BQS European Committee/EU Registry equivalent status of European Qualification Framework Level 8 Doctorate).

Robin holds LAMDA Gold Medal Public Speaking (Distinction), LAMDA Gold Medal Speaking of Verse and Prose (Merit), LAMDA Certificate of Merit Reading for Performance (Distinction). He holds the Licentiate of the National College of Music in Public Speaking. He was awarded the Licentiateship of the Victoria College of Music in Speech and Drama Education and the Licentiate in the Teaching of Speech, with Honours. In 2007, Robin passed the Fellowship examinations of Victoria College with Honours. This is the highest level Diploma that can be awarded.

Robin is a visiting tutor at a leading university where he teaches speech and voice to students on the Broadcast Journalism degree course. He has also been a GCSE Literature examiner for a national examination board.

Robin has also assisted on speech related articles for The Times newspaper (23/10/19), Guardian (14/10/16), The Globe and Mail (30/4/13), The Tatler (23/10/19) and Telegraph (12/2/20). He has spoken on accent and speech on a number of radio programmes.