Peter Regan

Liz Loutfi

Peter Regan lives in Warkworth, and currently works as a volunteer guide. He has been a Newcastle City Guide for the last six years, and is the lead guide at Howick Hall gardens, where he also works in the garden, looking after the labelling of trees in the arboretum. He has run several informal church visiting groups in the North East, and has also guided at Warkworth Castle and St Lawrence's church in Warkworth. Since he retired over ten years ago, his main interests have been in trees and church history and architecture, and in the Northumberland landscape and its history. He has given many presentations to History Societies and other local groups, with an emphasis on history, landscape and religion.

Peter has a first degree in English from Newcastle University, and a PhD in seventeenth-century literature. He worked for over twenty years as a tutor and senior counsellor at the Open University. His last post there before retirement was as Assistant Regional Director, where he was responsible for student services in the North of England and in several Western European countries. He has also taught at Newcastle, Sunderland and Northumbria Universities, and for a time at Acklington Prison. He keeps bees, but is not very good at it, and is slightly better at cooking.