The Changing Room is now closed but pop into our Cafe for FREE Story Bites sessions Tues-Fri 10:30-11:30

Our people


Malorie Blackman
Cerrie Burnell
Kevin Crossley-Holland
Sir Nicholas Hytner
Sir Michael Morpurgo
Sir Philip Pullman
Chris Riddell
Dame Marina Warner


Brian Buchan, former chief executive in industry
Ewen Cameron Watt, former senior director at BlackRock
Maggie Farrar, education consultant
David Fickling, children’s publisher
Tish Francis, co-director capital project, The Story Museum
Mike Heaney, former Executive Secretary, Bodleian Libraries
Caroline Jones, co-director CEO, The Story Museum
John Lange, director, Stereomet Ltd and former director, Household Cavalry Museum, London and Windsor
Andrew Ryan, architect and director, Trevor Osborne Property Group
Kate Sayer, Head of Creative Learning, Warwick Arts Centre
Tim Suter (Chair), media and communications consultant
Shirin Welham, business development consultant
David Wood OBE, children’s author and playwright

Finance & Audit Committee

Brian Buchan (Chair), Ewen Cameron Watt, Sally Vine

Building Committee

Andrew Ryan (Chair), John Lange

Artists In Residence

Karl Nova (Poet)
Peter Chand (Storyteller)

Staff and associates

David Beidas, capital project manager
Mark Clay, senior fundraiser
Katharine Clayden, assistant to the directors
Jessica Corfield, volunteer coordinator & venue hire coordinator
Joel Cornah, cafe supervisor
Jill Draper, collections manager
Louise Egan, ticketing & donations manager
Tish Francis, co director, capital project
Sarah Fussell, head of operations
David Gibb, communications manager (press & pr)
Pippa Hamwee, cook & café manager
Mark Hathaway, finance officer
Emma Hegarty, campaign assistant
Sophie Hiscock, head of fundraising & communications
Cath Hogan, story collections officer
Jumana Hokan, participation coordinator
Caroline Jones, co director, CEO
Ruby Livesey, front of house manager
Isabella Mead, head of learning & participation
Lisa Mitchell, head of exhibitions and story collections
Kim Pickin, associate curator & founder director
Maria Quantrill, finance manager
Karen Richmond, learning & participation officer
Anna Senior, communications manager

Full contact details of Story Museum staff.

We are also indebted to our enthusiastic team of interns and an army of dedicated volunteers, whose support and enthusiasm have made our events possible and given them an extra touch of magic.