Our week long summer courses offer the chance to work with professional artists! Choose between Summer Story Makers and Picture This.

Our people


Patron montage

Left to right: Kevin Crossley-Holland, Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman, Michael Rosen, Jacqueline Wilson.


Will Bowen, theatre consultant and designer
Brian Buchan, former chief executive in industry
Maggie Farrar, education consultant
David Fickling, children’s publisher
Mike Heaney, former Executive Secretary, Bodleian Libraries
Jill Hudson, former executive head teacher, Blackbird Academy Trust
John Lange, director, Stereomet Ltd and former director, Household Cavalry Museum, London and Windsor
Tim Suter (Chair), media and communications consultant
Maggie Whitlum, theatre management professional
David Wood OBE, children’s author and playwright

Finance & Audit Committee

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

Building Committee

Andrew Ryan (Chair), Will Bowen (Deputy Chair), John Lange, Maggie Whitlum

Staff and associates

Belinda Aird, capital project manager
Mark Clay
, senior fundraiser
Katharine Claydon, assistant to the directors
Jessica Corfield, general assistant & volunteer coordinator
Honor Dawkins-Stean, events coordinator
Tish Francis, capital project director
Sarah Fussell, operations manager
David Gibb, marketing & communications officer
Katherine Grayson, heritage intern
Mark Hathaway, finance officer
Sophie Hiscock, fundraising & communications manager
Cath Hogan, learning & participation officer
Caroline Jones, executive director
Anya Jungdeputy front of house manager
Isabella Mead, head of learning & participation
Kim Pickin, founder director
Lubo Pavelka, chef & café manager
Maria Quantrill, finance manager
Duncan Saunders, front of house, retail & hires manager
Emily Scott-Dearing, museum director
Sophie Slade, project curator
Rui Ting, story guide
Micaela Tuckwell, fundraising & campaign officer
Martha Williams, heritage consultation coordinator

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.