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Prof Fred Gray

Post:Emeritus Professor (Centre for Community Engagement)
Location:Jubilee Building
Email:F.G.Gray@sussex.ac.uk
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Biography

Fred Gray is Emeritus Professor of Continuing Education. Between August 2009 and October 2011 he was the University's Academic Director of Local and Regional Relationships and from 2002 to July 2009 the Dean of the Sussex Institute, one of the University's then six schools of study and including the Centre for Continuing Education and the departments of Education, Law and Social Work. For a over decade until 2001 he was the Director of the Centre for Continuing Education at the University.

A student in Hull and Cambridge (where he completed a geography PhD) he came to Sussex University in 1974 as a research fellow.

Outside the University, he is a Director of the West Pier Trust and Brighton Fishing Museum Trust. The honorary historian and archivist for the Brighton West Pier Trust, he is the author of Walking on Water: The West Pier Story. He has written widely about the architectural, social and cultural history and contemporary character of the seaside in Britain and further afield.

Role

Fred Gray is Emeritus Professor of Continuing Education.

Community and Business

Fred Gray has served on the boards of a number of local and regional organisations. These include Brighton Dome and Festival, the Gardner Arts Centre, Varndean College, Brighton, the Brighton West Pier Trust and Brighton Fishing Museum.