About this teacher
Gill Rossini is a professional historian,
writer and lecturer who specialises in researching the lives of the
marginalised, the poor, and those who in the past were regarded as
transgressive in their behaviour. She attributes her passion for the past to childhood
holidays with her parents, touring the ancient and historic sites of Britain
and Europe, and her love of history shows no sign of abating.
Gill gained her first degree at Leeds and her
postgraduate career was spent at Manchester Metropolitan University; she has
taught in the post-18 sector since 1988, at colleges, universities and now for
the Guild for Lifelong Learning since 2016.
Gill has written books about the history of
adoption, same sex relationships in history, and a women’s history of Liverpool,
and is currently working on a companion volume to the adoption book, focusing
more closely on researching adoptions and birth families. In her teaching and public speaking, Gill specialises in family
history, women’s history, LGBTQ+ history, and the history of the 'Celtic Nations'. Although she
continues to teach face to face courses for the guild, her online courses for the
guild, piloted during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, have been extremely
popular, and have drawn in students from across the globe, including Europe
and the United States.
Gill is also a writing tutor for the guild. She pioneered, and facilitates, a special interest group - History Writers at the Guild. This group developed out
of her highly successful online course ‘Writing History for Publication.' In addition, she is the guild's Creative Writing tutor, drawing on her decades of experience of, and interest in, the world of writing and publishing. She has been a member of the Poetry Society for many years.
television company to devise and present a series of history documentaries,
which will be filmed when circumstances permit.