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Mrs Beverley Parrish

Bev studied for her B.A. in French and Latin at University College London where her particular interests were Medieval French Language and Literature. After a career teaching Modern Foreign Languages in secondary schools in London and York and working as examiner and Team Leader for ‘O’level, GCSE and ‘A’ level French Speaking and Writing exams, she returned to study for her M.A. at the Centre for Medieval Studies at York.

Bev currently teaches Latin and Early Palaeography to M.A. students at CMS. She has Letters of Credit in French from the Chartered Institute of Linguists including a Distinction in Interpreting.

Bev’s interests include palaeography and transcription, particularly Old French and Latin manuscripts, the evolution of the French language, the Lais of Marie de France and the scribe Ricardus Franciscus who is currently the focus of Bev’s independent research.