Watch now: The Early Years of the Guardianship, with Richard Hollinger
Writer, art historian, broadcast journalist, radio producer

I graduated from the University of Brighton in 1987 with a BA Hons (1st Class) degree in Expressive Arts. I later completed an MA in Art History with the University of Buckingham for which my dissertation explored the artistic and thematic influences on Mark Tobey.

I served as an Auxiliary Board member for Propagation in the southeast of England from 1991 to 1999, and then served on the Regional Bahá’í Council for England and the National Spiritual Assembly of the United Kingdom from 2002 to 2009, and again since 2014. From 2009 to 2013, as the director of the Office of Public Information at the Bahá’í World Centre, I contributed to the development of www.bahai.org, the Bahá’í World News Service, the online Bahá’í Reference Library, and oversaw numerous media projects and publications.

I am the author of a number of books including two major biographies for George Ronald Publisher: Lady Blomfield (2012) and Ethel Jenner Rosenberg (1995). For George Ronald, I also compiled Ambassador to Humanity (2021), The Primal Point (1999), Spinning the Clay into Stars: Bernard Leach and the Bahá’í Faith (1999) and You True Brother (1991). I also edited The Bahá’í World 2005-2006 volume and have written numerous essays and articles for The Bahá’í Studies ReviewUK Bahá’í magazine and The Bahá’í World online publication.

I am a regular writer on art, and reviewer of exhibitions, for the Telegraph newspaper, Apollo magazine, The Art Story website and The British Art Journal. Since 2020, I have been producing and presenting podcasts and documentary films for historian Dan Snow’s History Hit network.

I have worked as a broadcast journalist and produced radio programs for both the BBC and independent radio in the United Kingdom. This included the BBC World Service’s coverage in 1992 of the centenary of the Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh and the Second Bahá’í World Congress, and the opening of the Terraces on Mount Carmel in 2001.

From 1994-2008, I was Senior Producer—and from 2013-2017 On-Air Editor—for the popular national classical music station Classic FM, during which time I made programs with Sir Edward Heath, Paul McCartney, the Three Tenors and countless other leading figures from the arts world. I wrote a monthly column on film music for Classic FM magazine and authored An Opera Miscellany (2007, Marshall Cavendish) and Classic FM “Handy Guides” to Opera and Film Music (2015, Elliott and Thompson).

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