Professor McGinty is the creation of actor Richard Allen, whose extensive work with Youth theatres and 'Theatre in Education', has made him aware of children's ability to learn
through experience and entertainment.
Not just to be told about a period in history, or even to see pictures, but to be able to touch and smell objects and wear clothes from that time can help to bring history to life.
The Professor isn't from any particular time or place and has been described as a mixture of Doctor Who, Mr. Bean and something that H.G. Wells could have dreamed up in a spare afternoon.
Rather than just spouting historical facts, he too is amazed and sometimes shocked, by what he discovers in the past.
At Princethorpe, we are very lucky that we have Professor McGinty bringing our history topics to life.