Tutor celebrates 40 years at Moreton Morrell College - The Leamington Observer

Tutor celebrates 40 years at Moreton Morrell College

A DEDICATED tutor who played a leading role in the development of animal welfare at Moreton Morrell College has been celebrating four decades of service.

Brian Morgan, from Wellesbourne, joined the college in 1983 and has been a lecturer in the animal welfare department at the college since 1989.

The 75-year-old is the longest-serving staff member at Moreton Morrell College and staff joined together to recognise his 40 years of dedication as the academic year got under way.

WCG CEO Angela Joyce and Moreton Morrell College director Louise Ball were on hand to present Brian with an award recognising his time at the college, with staff having the chance to share memories of working with Brian, some of whom were taught by Brian during their time as students.




Brian joined the college in September 1983, after managing a large dairy farm in Somerset, as an instructor in farm skills, teaching students on the newly formed Youth Training Scheme as well as on full-time courses.

He became a lecturer in the animal welfare, agriculture and equine department in 1989 and has played a key role in developing the practical facilities for the department, transforming what were then redundant farm buildings into a thriving department.


Brian, who has completed 167 continuous professional development courses during his time at the college, still works part-time in the animal welfare department.

He said said: “Seeing students develop over the years has been incredibly rewarding, particularly when they have returned as lecturers or gone on to hold high-profile positions in the land-based sector.

“My job here started with a chance phone call from a friend who was a lecturer at the college at the time. He told me about the position, and after a successful interview I took a leap of faith and joined, and I’m still here 40 years later.

“I’ve worked with some fantastic people through the years and it was lovely to see some of them at the celebratory event.

“I’ve invested so much in this place, from the students and animal welfare, to the trees and the hedges, that I don’t think I’ll ever completely leave.”

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