After attending Hymers’ College in Yorkshire, Dr Robin Lister studied for a BA in Theology and a postgraduate teaching qualification at Hull University. He was then awarded scholarships to attend Harvard University where he read for a Master’s degree. After this degree, he became the Gifford Fellow at St Andrews University where he took his PhD and undertook part-time lecturing. In between degrees he worked for the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis in Cambridge Massachusetts where he remained as a consultant for several years. He arrived at Malvern College in 1989 as the head of Religious Studies. Dr Lister was appointed Housemaster of Roslin House in 1998, deputy head in 2007 and senior deputy head in 2012. In what little spare time he has, he has a passion for walking and cycling in the Highlands of Scotland where he tries to spend a few weeks each year. He is a great admirer of J. S. Bach, enjoys modern art and architecture, and has a particularly keen interest in international relations.
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