Lucy Thompson

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Lucy Thompson

Domestic Bursar

01223 741073

As Domestic Bursar, Lucy is the head of operational activity at Ridley Hall. She oversees the fantastic work of the key operational departments that facilitate the smooth running of the college – reception, catering, housekeeping, maintenance and IT. The Domestic Bursar is also the key point of contact for language school activities on the site over the summer, and manages our private tenants and other properties.

As well as the day-to-day operations, the Domestic Bursar also thinks about the future of the college. Working closely with other members of the Section Leaders Team to ensure we are on track with our strategic aims and objectives is a large part of the role.

The Domestic Bursar is a key contact for the Ridley community should you wish to enquire about private events, or have any questions about your accommodation. Importantly, should you have any concerns regarding health and safety, or need to report an incident, please get in touch with Lucy.

Before Ridley

Lucy has a degree in History of Art and an MA in Museum Studies, both from University of Manchester. Originally from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Lucy worked in a variety of community organisations across northern England before beginning as Operations Manager at Manchester Jewish Museum at the inception of its recent re-development.

Following her time at Manchester Jewish Museum, Lucy became the inaugural House Director at Turner’s House Trust, engaging her interests in the operational management of museum spaces, heritage sites and historic buildings.

Most recently Lucy has been Operations Manager at Highgate Cemetery in North London. Highgate cemetery is both a working nondenominational cemetery and international tourist attraction that provided a uniquely challenging and rewarding environment in which to work and lead.

Outside of Ridley

In her spare time, Lucy is a Trustee at Cambridge Museum of Technology (and recommends a visit). Having moved to the city fairly recently, Lucy is enjoying learning about its rich history by exploring the local places of interest and will always welcome good tips (especially places to eat)!