Tim Pears was first invited to teach creative writing in 1995, when he gave tutorials to students from Sarah Lawrence University in Oxford,  and also joined the English Department at the University of Stockholm under the auspices of the British Council.

He has since taught at the University of Gloucester and the National Star Centre CFE, Cheltenham, and has been a regular visiting lecturer to the PgDip Writing Programme at Falmouth College of Arts, as well as a supervisor on Falmouth University’s MA in Professional Writing.  He has also been a regular guest tutor on the BA and the MA in Creative Writing courses at the University of Oxford.

Alongside a variety of fellow tutors, Tim has taught on many Arvon residential courses,  and at Moniack Mhor in Scotland.

In 2002-03 he was Writer in Residence at Cheltenham Festival of Literature.

2005-09 he was a course tutor in English and Creative Writing at Ruskin College, Oxford.

2006-08 and 2011-12 he was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow, at Oxford Brookes University, assisting students in their essay writing.

2009-11 and 2013-14 he worked for First Story, delivering a weekly creative writing class at Larkmead Comprehensive School in Abingdon.

2012-2015 he gave tutorials to students of Stanford University in Oxford.

Since 2012 he has been a member of Gold Dust, a writers’ mentoring scheme.

2017-19 he has been a Royal Literary Fund Lector, leading a Reading Group in Littlemore, Oxford.

With Jane Rogers at Arvon Lumb Bank

photo: Claire McNamee

With Geoff Dyer at Arvon Lumb Bank

photo: Claire McNamee