Bernard Allan has a BA (Hons) in History and an MA (Distinction) in History of Art.  Following a successful business career he spent several years teaching art history for the WEA (adult education) and is now an independent art history tutor.  He has been a NADFAS/Arts Society lecturer for several years, specialising in the work of European women artists and also American art. He has lectured widely to local organisations and guided parties around art galleries in London and Paris.