Peter Francis is the Warden of Gladstone's Library, and has held this position since 1997. Peter is in charge of the day-to-day running of Gladstone's Library, its yearly programme and the Writer in Residence Scheme. He is festival director of the literary festivals, Gladfest and Hearth, and is the direct link to the board of trustees. The role of Warden of Gladstone's Library has led to Peter's interest in the life and influence of the Library's founder, William Ewart Gladstone, and to editing two collections of lectures on Gladstone, The Grand Old Man and The Gladstone Umbrella. Concerned to make Gladstone's Library more than a shrine to the Victorian statesman, Peter is keen to encourage debate about liberal values in contemporary society.
Annette Lewis is Development Manager at Gladstone’s Library. Her main role is to administer the Library’s fundraising activity. She also has responsibility for the Library’s many Friends and acts as Treasurer to the US Friends of Gladstone’s Library. Annette started working at the Library in 1998 as a volunteer before being appointed Conference and Exhibition Manager in 2001. She has worked in her current role since 2007.Read More
Sarah Robertson is Finance Manager at Gladstone's Library and has worked at the Library since 2010. She is responsible for all financial aspects including monthly and annual accounts as well as the day to day finances of the business.Read More
Jane Jones is Operations Manager at Gladstone's Library. Jane started her work at the Library in March 2010 as Bookings Secretary and has worked within her current role since September 2013. Jane works alongside the staff team to ensure that every guest has a pleasant visit. This incorporates Food for Thought, accommodation and conference/group bookings. Jane also administers the Library's HR and Health and Safety.Read More
Director of Collections and Research
Louisa Yates is Director of Collections and Research at Gladstone’s Library, a post she has held since its inception in 2012. Louisa combines her post at Gladstone’s Library with a role as Visiting Lecturer in English at the University of Chester. Alongside Peter Francis, Louisa is Festival Director of the Library’s major and micro festivals, Gladfest and Hearth, and is on the longlisting panel for the Library’s successful Writer in Residence programme.Read More
Amy is the Marketing Manager at Gladstone's Library, and is responsible for maintaining its public relations. Her main tasks include producing the Library’s promotional materials and digital newsletters, liaising with press and media and managing the website and social media channels. She is also responsible for hitting ‘record’ at the Library’s literary festivals and events.Read More
Groups and Conference Coordinator