Julia’s career has encompassed many roles: deciding after a year that university was not for her, she took a course at an old-fashioned secretarial college in London where, as well as shorthand and typing (on manual and electric golfball typewriters: now museum pieces) she also learned the wisdom of not allowing one’s pearls to get caught in the shredding machine. Various PA roles followed over the years in the offices of chartered surveyors, an authoress, a farm, a country estate and an architects’ practice. She has also co-run two family businesses and spent many years as a fundraiser for a family equine charity.
Julia has worked in the management and development office at Harwell since the summer of 2014 and finds Harwell an exciting and interesting place to be with its ground-breaking and life-changing research – and her pearls are still intact! Her spare time is spent with her twin grand-daughters, three children and one dog – Fergus, the campus mascot, who can be seen taking Julia for a walk around the Campus every day at lunchtime.