New Domestic Bursar appointed at Ridley

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January 2022

Ridley Hall is delighted to announce the appointment of Lucy Thompson as our new Domestic Bursar.

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. It was during her time working for the trust that Lucy was given the opportunity to engage 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.

Lucy is looking forward to joining the Ridley Hall community as Domestic Bursar and to working closely with staff and students to implement the vision and values of the College.

In her spare time, Lucy is a Trustee at Cambridge Museum of Technology and having recently moved to the city, is enjoying learning about its rich history by exploring the local places of interest.

Welcoming the appointment, the Principal of Ridley Hall, the Revd Dr Michael Volland said, ‘We are really looking forward to Lucy joining the excellent team here at Ridley. She comes to us with a track record of diligent and creative service in unique environments and will bring imagination and empathy to this important leadership role. Lucy has valuable experience in working sensitively with a range of stakeholders to achieve improved outcomes. Her skills and experience will be a significant gift to the community at Ridley as we continue to grow and develop.’

Lucy will take up the post at Ridley on 28th March.