2003
1997
PhD in Italian Studies, University of Wales Swansea, entitled The social philosophy of Pietro Verri. Verri was an 18th Century Milanese reformer and economist. My research involved reading a large quantity of original source material in Italian and French and helped me to develop excellent research skills.
1989
B.A. in Italian with First Class Honours and Distinction in Oral Proficiency, University of Wales College of Cardiff
1987
Diploma in Extra-mural studies (French Studies) with Distinction, Oral Distinction and Special Commendation, University College Cardiff
1981
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1987
Undergraduate study at Italian universities Studied Languages (including French), Literature and History as an undergraduate at the universities of Pisa, Lecce and Venice