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Anthony Powell Society
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John Powell
JMAP John Powell is the younger son of Anthony and Lady Violet Powell. He has taken a keen interest in the Society since its inception and provided valuable assistance in the early days of the Society, especially with the planning of the 2001 conference. Both John and his elder brother Tristram are keen to ensure that the memory and work of both their parents lives on.

The Earl of Gowrie
Grey Gowrie Lord Gowrie has held several government posts, including a period as Minister for the Arts. Educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford he was a lecturer in English Literature at Harvard University and University College, London before entering politics. He is also a former Chairman of the Arts Council and of Sotheby's. His Third Day: New and Selected Poems was a Poetry Book Society recommendation in 2008. A friend of the Powells, he has long been a devotee of Dance. He is a Privy Counsellor and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Past Presidents Hugh Massingberd; Simon Russell Beale, CBE

Hon. Vice-Presidents
Patric Dickinson PLD Patric Dickinson read history at Oxford, where he was President of the Union and wrote for Isis and Cherwell. Actively interested in genealogy since boyhood, he has worked at the College of Arms since 1968; he is currently Clarenceux King of Arms, Treasurer of the College of Arms and Earl Marshal's Secretary. He is also President of the Society of Genealogists. His occasional writings include obituaries for The Independent and contributions to the New Dictionary of National Biography. Patric was Society Chairman for four years, including Powell's centenary year, prior to his election as a Vice-President.
Michael Meredith Michael Meredith Michael Meredith has been associated with Powell's alma mater, Eton College, for many years serving as an English Master, a House Master, School Librarian and College Librarian. Although now retired Michael is still actively curating Eton College Library's 19th and 20th century collections, which he largely instigated. It was through though his good offices as Eton College Librarian that the Society were able to hold the first Anthony Powell Conference at Eton in 2001 as a result of which the Powell family deposited a significant tranche of AP's papers with the College Library. Michael has great experience of the literary world, literary societies and is an internationally respected Robert Browning scholar.
Jeremy Warren Jeremy Warren Jeremy Warren is a sculpture and works of art specialist. As the former Deputy Director of The Wallace Collection, it was he who conceived and curated The Wallace Collection's 2005 Powell centenary exhibition Dancing to the Music of Time and invited the Society to hold the Centenary Conference at the Wallace. Jeremy is very highly respected within the museum profession and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.
Past Vice-Presidents Hugh Massingberd; John S Monagan; Julian Allason

Robin Bynoe
Robin Bynoe Robin Bynoe is a solicitor living in London. He formerly ran the intellectual property departments of a couple of City law firms and is now a consultant with a small niche firm. He has been a Powell fan since 1966. He has published several books, albeit legal ones.
Colin Donald Colin Donald Colin Donald is a freelance journalist and consultant specialising in business topics, particularly ecommerce and international trade. He was formerly Business Editor of the Sunday Herald, and before that taught international relations in Japan.
A fan of Dance for 30 years, he was one of the Society's earliest members. He interviewed Powell twice at The Chantry; the first meeting is recorded in the third volume of the Powell's Journals. Colin has presented papers at AP Society conferences and gave a talk, including sound recordings, of his interviews with AP at the Society's AGM in October 2011.
Jeffrey Manley (USA) Jeff Manley Jeff Manley is a lawyer living in Austin, Texas. He retired as a partner from the firm of WilmerHale LLP, and later as senior advisor to United Airlines. He received his AB in 1963 and AM and LLB degrees in 1968, all from Harvard University. He began reading Powell's works in 1976. In addition to articles in the AP Society Newsletter and journal, Secret Harmonies, he has also published in the Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and the Newsletter of the Henry Williamson Society as well as legal journals. He has been an active participant in the APLIST since January 2000 and joined the AP Society when it was formed later that same year. He is the editor of a Dance Music: A Guide to Musical References in 'A Dance to the Music of Time' which was published by the Anthony Powell Society in 2010.
Dr Keith Marshall
Hon. Secretary
KCM Keith Marshall was born in London in the early 1950s. Although he has a degree in Chemistry and a doctorate in Spectroscopy he left academe during the depression of the mid-1970s for the world of commerce. He retired in 2010 from being a senior project manager for a multi-national IT company. In June 2000 he was one of the founding members of the Anthony Powell Society and has been its Hon. Secretary and general factotum ever since.
Dr Derek Miles DM Dr Derek Miles is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Management Institute, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers and a Freeman of the City of London. He is also the author or co-author of 17 books on technical and management topics. He was introduced to the novels of Anthony Powell in the mid 1960s and has been reading and re-reading them ever since, never without gaining new insights.
Harry Mount Harry Mount
© James Robinson
Educated at Westminster School and Magdalen College, Oxford, Harry qualified as a barrister before becoming a writer and journalist. Harry has a number of books to his name, including Amo, Amas, Amat ... and All That a popular reference to Latin. The son of Ferdinand Mount, Harry is a great-nephew of Anthony Powell and has been a member of the Society for many years.
Graham Page
Hon. Treasurer
Graham graduated in Maths and Economics from the University of Sussex in 1967. Recently retired from a career in the software and manufacturing industries he is an aspiring biographer, working on the life of Barbara Skelton. Graham lives in Lincolnshire, not too far from the village of Widmerpool.
Prof. John Roe John Roe John Roe is Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of York. He took his BA at Cambridge and his PhD (in Comparative Literature) at Harvard. His research interests include English and Italian Renaissance Literature and Shakespeare's poetry and drama. He also has a keen interest in the literature of the modern age and has written on the American poet John Berryman as a 'Great Shakespearean' for the series published by Continuum. He has been reading and re-reading Powell ever since he was introduced to Dance by his Latin master at school.

Non-Executive Officers
Membership Secretary
Dr Keith Marshall
Details as above.
Merchandise Secretary
Robin Bynoe
Details as above.
Newsletter & Secret Harmonies Editor
Stephen Walker
Stephen Walker Stephen Walker is a professional mediator and practiced for over 30 years as a solicitor specialising in insurance, financial services, insolvency and commercial disputes. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Alison Walker
Alison Walker Alison is Lead Researcher on the Sloane Printed Books Project at British Library.
Social Secretary
Stephen Walker
Details as above.
Hon. Archivist
Noreen Marshall
NAM Noreen Marshall was born in Suffolk in 1951, and educated at the University of East Anglia. She joined the curatorial staff of the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1974, and retired in 2011 as Senior Curator of the V&A Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green, London. She lives in West London with her husband (the Society's Secretary) and three cats. Her interests include genealogy, early music, the Internet and collecting children's books.
Dr Keith Marshall
Details as above.

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