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High Sheriff Lady Emma Barnard visits Chichester

APPROVED Lady Emma Barnard visits Chichester

THE High Sheriff of West Sussex has visited the University of Chichester to discuss our approach to providing high-quality, student-centred education.

Lady Emma Barnard spoke with Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Longmore, Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr Mark Mason, and colleagues from the Department of English and Creative Writing. The visit, on Monday 20 November, included academics Dr Miles Leeson, Professor Fiona Price, Dr Hugh Dunkerley, and research assistant Heather Robbins.

The High Sheriff, herself a scholar of Shakespearean studies, said she was interested in the work of the Iris Murdoch research centre and the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales, and Fantasy, both situated at the University. A tour was hosted by Professor Longmore across the Chichester campus to demonstrate the recent multimillion investment in its facilities.

Lady Emma, who has been chatelaine of Parham House in Amberley since 1994, is the current High Sheriff of West Sussex. She is also president of local cancer-prevention charity The Mary How Trust, which provides screening for life-threatening illnesses, and a patron of the National Gallery in London.

Lady Emma finished the visit by extending an invitation to the Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor, and members of the department of English and Creative Writing to visit Parham House, where the library holds a significant collection of works illustrated by Arthur Rackham.