Ann Rignall has a B.A. Honours degree in Geography
and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from London University.
She has taught Geography, Religious Education and Social Studies
and has been responsible for careers guidance in a London comprehensive
She has travelled widely in India, Australasia and the Pacific.
Whilst working in India, she was asked by a school to help develop
a course encouraging the application of moral values in taking responsibility
and initiative. This resulted in the publication of the book The
She was editor of Polestar, a bi-monthly paper written for people
concerned for education and family life.
Joy Weeks was formerly the Education Programme
Director at the Westminster Theatre in London responsible for their
popular schools' programme, A Day of London Theatre. This offered
pupils not only an insight into the art and techniques of theatre
but the opportunity to consider the relationships and social and
moral issues dramatised in the current production.
Trained at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama she taught
Drama, Religious Education and English in secondary schools in London
and the Midlands. Following this she went to India where she co-authored
The Way Ahead with Ann Rignall.
The interest in this work resulted in invitations to the authors
to share their experiences and convictions with educators in many
parts of the world and finally to their being asked to write The
Margaret Noble studied art at Ravensbourne College
of Art and Design. She is a freelance illustrator and her work has
appeared in several children's books and newspapers. She has also
written and illustrated The Donkey's Tale, a cartoon book
which has been published in seven languages.
William Cameron-Johnson trained in graphic design
and illustration in London. He is an experienced stage designer,
has illustrated children's books and created educational audio-visual
material on the history of theatre and most recently a video, Wilberforce
and the anti-slavery campaigners in England. He died in July 2000.