Gudmundur Hegner Jonsson
Head of College
Originally from Iceland, Gudmundur went on to be educated at University College London (UCL) and the University of Sheffield where he studied archaeological science. He has directed numerous research excavations for UCL, the National Museum of Iceland and the University of Cambridge, focusing mostly on Viking age and Medieval settlements.
Gudmundur has always had a love of music and studied at the Reykjavik Academy of Singing and Vocal Arts and the Royal Academy of Music, London as a bass vocalist. He has performed various operatic roles and given numerous lieder and oratorio recitals.
As an educator Gudmundur has worked for international schools in Serbia, Italy, China and the United Arab Emirates. Prior to joining Dulwich College Seoul, Gudmundur was the Rektor of the United World College Red Cross Nordic on the west coast of Norway. He is passionate about community voice, appreciative inquiry and the role that critical thinking plays in furthering democracy and citizenship. With close to 20 years of experience, Gudmundur has taught Theory of Knowledge, Geography, Music and Critical Thinking, and has worked mostly within the International Baccalaureate framework. He has an MA in Education from the Westminster Institute of Education/Oxford Brookes University.
Gudmundur is joined by his wife, Katarina, and their two children, Aleksandar (14) and Petra (9), both of whom will attend Dulwich College Seoul.