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Lucy Theobald

Communications Manager

Lucy manages communications for the Institute and events promotion. She edits the blog and website, leads on news stories and press, provides production of publications and reports, and manages their marketing activity.


Lucy has been working in public relations since 2006, first interning at the University of Cambridge’s Communications Office and the East of England National Trust. She worked as press officer at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds for five years, during the relaunch of the Regency theatre following a £5.3 million restoration, and was publicist for their Restoring the Repertoire project uncovering the lost theatre canon of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.  She was in the press office of the Fitzwilliam Museum from 2011 to 2017. She promoted exhibitions such as the London 2012 event The Search for Immortality (featuring the largest display of ancient Han artefacts to leave China), and worked on research news stories such as the rediscovery of the Michelangelo Bronzes in 2015.

She switched from the arts to public policy in 2017 when she began work at the Bennett Institute.

In addition to the arts she has an interest in science and technology and is an avid reader of New Scientist and Wired.

She has two young children and works part-time, Monday - Wednesday.