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Our Team

Reimagining Wordsworth is being developed by Trustees and staff of the Wordsworth Trust with help from specialist advisers.

Project Committee

Judith Cooke (Chair)
Mary Chuck
John Collier FCA
David Heal
Diana Matthews DL, JP
Dr Lucy Peltz

Fundraising & Communications Committee

David Heal
Diana Matthews DL, JP

Steering Group

Michael McGregor, Director
Jeff Cowton MBE, Curator and Head of Learning
Amanda Pickup, Finance & Operations Director
Mark Bains, Development Manager

Project staff

The Wordsworth Trust has created the following new posts thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other supporters.

Project Administrator: Marie Batty
Engagement Officer: Tom Langridge
Assistant Curator (Access): Melissa Mitchell
Estate Worker: Ben Earnscliffe


Project management: Appleyard & Trew
Architect: Purcell
Interpretation and design: Nissen Richards Studio
Structural engineers: Civic Engineers
Mechanical and electrical consultants: Max Fordham
Landscape architect: Optimised Environments
Conservation planning: Purcell, Victoria Stevens ACR
Learning & activity planning: Emma Parsons and Debbie Walker
Access: Access–Enable
Evaluation: Jane Davies Cultural Learning Consultants
Market research:
 Morris Hargreaves McIntyre; Qa Research Ltd
Business planning: Amion Consulting
Cost consultancy: Appleyard & Trew
CDM principal design: Currie & Brown
Public relations:
Four Communications
Fundraising strategy: Impact Fundraising
Branding: Nissen Richards Studio

Western culture’s preoccupation with identity and the self; the linguistic turn of much current theory; the interest in power and politics and nationhood; the return to history; environmental issues – all of these dominant features of the cultural landscape of the last half-century have been mapped across the terrain of Wordsworth’s poetry and prose.
Stephen Gill, Wordsworth biographer and Fellow of the Wordsworth Trust -