Photograph - Gerald Cox

Gerald Cox Dip Performing Arts RSA DipTEFL MCSE originally trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London where he did a three year course in the Performing Arts. He worked as a professional actor for several years in television, theatre and radio. He then became a voice and presentations trainer, working with business people to improve their confidence and public speaking skills.

After re-training in the IT industry he became a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He worked for ten years in the IT world for companies such as Reuters and Microsoft presenting Networking and software IT training courses all over Europe and the Middle East. He also worked as a Drama Adjudicator for Drama Festivals in the United Kingdom and in Hong Kong.

Gerald now teaches drama and voice production and runs a private practice.

With the greatly increased interest in poetry during the pandemic a friend (Paul Godden Artist and Web Designer) and I have been working on a new project called Listen to Poetry. Currently we have over 160 recordings of poems and prose from more than 60 poets and writers on the website. We have included lots of poems for children and also out of copyright GCSE and A’ Level English syllabus poems. We hope to encourage people of all ages to listen to poetry more. You can find the site here: www.listentopoetry.com