The Foundation

About the Foundation

Established in 2003 by Liana Burgess (1929-2007), and directed by Dr Alan Roughley between 2003 and 2010, the Burgess Foundation is an entirely independent charity that welcomes all individuals and institutions interested in Burgess’s work.

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Trustees and Patrons:

Company details

The Burgess Foundation is a registered charity (number 1102623) and company limited by guarantee (number 04949299). The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, which is elected at the Annual General Meeting. The current Board of Trustees comprises Carson Bergstrom (Chair), Nuria Belastegui, Caroline Langdon-Banks, Bill Blazek, Gaëtan de Chezelles, Matthew Frost, Patrick McDonagh and Yves Buelens.

The Foundation currently employs seven staff members: Professor Andrew Biswell (Director), Will Carr (Deputy Director), Ian Carrington (Events and Operations Officer), Dr Graham Foster (Publications Officer), Anna Edwards (Archivist), Amelia Collingwood (Finance and Administration Officer) and Lucy Flippance (Café Manager). The staff are very happy to answer any questions you may have about the Foundation and its mission.

Honorary Patrons

The following people have very generously agreed to act as Honorary Patrons of the Foundation: David Batchelor, Harold Bloom, William Boyd, A.S. Byatt, David Crystal, Kevin Jackson, Jonathan Meades, David Lodge, Paul Phillips, Carla Sassi, Max Saunders, Martin Scorsese, Brian Swann, Fulvio Testa and John Tydeman.