My name is Samuel Weaver and I have recently started as Media and Communications intern at the National Trust. I’ll be acting editor to some of the content that will appear in the Places blog over the next six months.
To tell you all a bit about myself, I am a recent History graduate from the University of the West of England. In my panicked post-uni phase I fell into a job selling sausages. As you can imagine, meat-mongering is not the most rewarding career choice I wanted, so here I am writing in a National trust blog!
Today I’ll be introducing you to the rest of the wonderful writers of this blog.
Ellie is the current Land and Landscape Intern at the National Trust. She read Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Oriel College, Oxford and graduated last summer.
She’s loves writing and is enthusiastic about making sure people are up to date on issues affecting some of Britain’s most loved places.
As well as keeping readers in the know about what’s in the news and how it affects the Trust, she’ll be looking at what it took to be a domestic goddess in the past, having a go at recipes that would have been used at different Trust sites and encouraging you to have a go as well!
Gina, is a Media and Communications intern focusing on producing video to support the many upcoming National Trust projects. As a Graphic Design graduate, she is passionate about communicating inspiring ideas and important issues.
Over the next few weeks, she will be documenting her journey of starting to grow her own vegetables and learning more about seasonal produce.
Catch her at @ginaarichards
Twenty-one year old Bethany Brown is a Communications intern on Project Wild Thing.
On top of the already demanding role ahead of her, she is currently studying her final year in Journalism at the University of Lincoln.
Her first series of posts will be questioning why we let children have all the fun? She will be running her own campaign alongside the National Trusts 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ by suggesting and undertaking her own 50 things to do before 21 ¾.
Join the fun and suggest ideas to @Bethany_A_Brown or share pictures and videos of you taking part.
Sophie-Ann McGovern is a media and communications intern at National Trust with a focus on energy and sustainability. She has a BA English Literature from Leeds University and an MA Creative writing from Bath Spa.
When not working at the Trust she can generally be found scampering around the countryside, cruising along the Kennet and Avon in her solar powered narrow boat, eating copious amounts of (chocolate) cake, playing accordion, foraging for wild food or making up stories and writing them down.
Over the next six month you can follow her adventures and insights relating to sustainable energy and ideas sharing on the National Trust Places blog.