John Hay from Wolverhamptonn - United Kingdom

John A Hay MBE CF FRSA, born Deaf, is recently retired from his post as Senior Lecturer of Deaf Studies and BSL/English Interpreting and also Deaf Studies Course Leader at the University of Wolverhampton after 14 years. He is retained by the university as part-time ambassador for both subjects. A Scot having born in Edinburgh, John is very passionate about Deaf History having established both British Deaf History Society (of which he is Chair) and Deaf History International (of which he is Past President). He is currently the co-Editor of Deaf History Journal. He was awarded the Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship to undertake a two-month long study tour of Deaf Museums and Archival Centres in Europe, the USA and Canada in the autumn of 2006. John was presented by HM the Queen an MBE for his services to Higher Education and to the Deaf Community in 2008. He is married to Shirley, also Deaf and has two Deaf sons, Gordon and David, both active within the British Deaf community, both professionally and voluntary.

Deaf Victoria & La Trobe University kindly support this event for you

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd 2012 at 6:30-8pm

JML Centre - Level 3/ 340 Albert Street, East Melbourne, Victoria Australia

For catering purposes please RSVP by Monday 1st October if you require an Auslan Interpreter please do let us know. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Fee: Gold Coin Donation