Annie Harrison, Events and Communications Officer

Annie Harrison, Events and Communications Officer

Annie Harrison

Events and Communications Officer

What is your role at Culford?

I’m the newest addition to Culford School’s Foundation team and I’m responsible for planning and organising the exciting calendar of events as well as writing communication materials. I will also be assisting Samantha with fundraising for The Campaign for Culford. I look forward to meeting our lovely OCs at one of the many Alumni events over the coming months.  

What did you do before you came to Culford?

I’ve recently completed my Masters in Eighteenth Century Studies at CECS University of York, concentrating on subjects such as economics, gender, and medicine in Eighteenth Century Britain. Previously I’ve worked in Administration and Events roles for a national arts charity, and at local Suffolk venue the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts.  

What is your favourite piece of music, novel or artist?

This is always the hardest question to answer! I love folk music, especially Megan Henwood I have all of her albums in my car, I also enjoy pretty much all other genres it just depends what mood I’m in. How am I supposed to pick a favourite novel!? I enjoy the fictions of Mikhail Bulgakov, a Russian writer from the early 20th century, and I will read anything by Matt Haig. Lastly two of my favourite artists are Briton Rivière, and Jasmine Kate Graham aka Dainty Kate who is based here in Suffolk.

What is the best thing about working at Culford?

So far, apart from Jo’s dogs regularly appearing in our office, the best thing is knowing that the events we’re creating will allow people to get back in touch with old school friends they may not have seen for years, as well as raising money to create better opportunities for the pupils currently at Culford.

What are your interests outside School?

I enjoy volunteering for the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds as one of their Heritage Researchers, ploughing through digital archives searching for information about whichever particular project I’m working on. I also love reading, dancing, walking my mischievous Labrador, and geeking out over TV, film, and theatre.