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Student profile - Dr Ian Jones

Introducing Dr. Ian Jones from the Visual Communication programme: Design, Society, Nature. Read on to learn more about Dr.Jones.

Dr. Ian Jones is a retired sociologist, who has studied, researched and taught at several UK universities and abroad - at MIT, in Hong Kong, and South Africa. He is also a qualified psychotherapist with a local private practice. In 2021 he published a book - Pestilence and Prejudice: Disease, Racism, and Blame – written during the pandemic.

Since moving from the Midlands to Margate, he has worked with Turner Contemporary on the Journeys with The Waste Land exhibition, led a local T.S. Eliot reading group, exhibited work and performed in several art shows based around Eliot's poetry, and given readings and lectures on Eliot's life and work.

The one-year Design, Society, Nature course has encouraged experiment, provided criteria for self-evaluation, improved design skills, and developed scope, competence and confidence – particularly with creative software. It has been a challenging but very positive and worthwhile experience.

It remains to be seen what’s next …… which is quite exciting!

Dr.Jones will be showing examples of his photo-editing and photomontage work at the upcoming show for the Visual Communication students, ‘8 Journeys’.

Poster designed by Emma Self

See Ian and his fellow students’ work at their upcoming exhibition: ‘8 Journeys’

Opening: July 16th, 4pm—late

Exhibition Runs: July 17th—22nd, 10–4pm

Learn more about our Visual Communication programme and see where it can take you.