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Lucy Mermagen

Lucy Mermagen

Geography and Theory of Knowledge Teacher

I graduated with a MA in Philosophy and Politics from the University of Oxford. After a few years working for an advertising agency in London, I trained as a teacher through the Graduate Training Program, attaining QTS from the University of Hertfordshire.  More recently, I completed a masters degree in Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Public Affairs at the University of Colorado in Denver.  

During my teaching career I have taught History, Government & Politics, Philosophy of Religion, and Critical Thinking. I have also been Head of Department, Head of Year 12, Thinking Skills Strategy Manager, and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award coordinator. Outside the classroom, I have had opportunities to combine my passion for travel with teaching, including working as a school leader on a World Challenge expedition to Norway, as an English teacher in Japan, and as a project manager for Raleigh International in Brunei. 

I believe it is vitally important for children to learn how to think for themselves, and to become critical consumers of knowledge, as well as adept at analysing ideas and developing arguments. To this end, I think all children should have the opportunity to study and practice philosophy, and so I am delighted to have the opportunity to teach TOK (Theory of Knowledge) at BISB. 

In my spare time, I enjoy playing tennis, reading, listening to music, yoga, and spending time with my husband and two children. All four of us love football (soccer) and spend time every weekend either playing or coaching, as well as watching Premier League games and the English National Soccer Team.