Our patron and our President

We are delighted to have Dame Patricia as our Patron.

Her illustrious career on stage, television and film has garnered many awards, including Tony and Olivier Awards as best actress and a British Comedy Award. Famed for her roles on TV’s Keeping Up Appearances and Hetty Wainthrop Investigates, Dame Patricia has performed many notable roles with the RSC, in the West End and at Chichester Festival Theatre.

We are delighted to have Kate Mosse as our President.

Kate Mosse is an international bestselling author with sales of more than five million copies in 42 languages. Her fiction includes the novels Labyrinth, Sepulchre, The Winter Ghosts and Citadel, as well as an acclaimed collection of short stories, The Mistletoe Bride & Other Haunting Tales (2013).

Kate is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of the Women’s Prize for Fiction (previously the Bailey’s Prize and the Orange Prize) and in June 2013, was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to literature.