Marina Warner

Other activities

Teaching Posts

Marina Warner is currently the professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London and a Professorial Research Fellow, SOAS.

Trusteeships, Campaigns & Causes

Founder and organiser of of Stories in Transit, a project organising storytelling workshops in the UK and in Palermo, bringing young migrant students together with artists, writers and musicians. For more information see

Fellow of the British Academy 2005.

Trustee of The National Portrait Gallery.

Patron, Bloodaxe Books, 2013 – ongoing.

Patron, Society for Story Telling, 2003 – ongoing.

Trustee, George Orwell Society, 2003 – ongoing.

Patron, Hosking Houses Trust, 2006 – ongoing.

President of the British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA) 2010-2013.

Member of the Editorial Board of the Sussex Centre journal and
member of the Advisory Board of Sussex Centre, 2012 – ongoing.

Trustee, Reprieve, 2008 – ongoing.

Honorary Fellow, London Institute of Pataphysics, 2007

Patron, Hypatia Trust, 1998 – ongoing.

Trustee, Artangel Trust, 1998-2004.

Trustee, Open Democracy, 2001-3.

Committee PEN, London, 2001-2004.

Patron, Wonderful Beast Theatre Company, 2001 – ongoing.

London Library, twice served.

Patron of the charities Reprieve, 2002 – ongoing.

Patron, Medical Foundation for the Victims of Torture, 2002 – ongoing.

Management Committee, Vice-President, National Council for One-Parent Families, 2000 – ongoing.

Gingerbread (Formed from the merger of the National Council for One Parent Families and Gingerbread), 1986-1996.

Literature Panel, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1993-7.

Executive Committee, Charter 88, 1992-7.


‘Memory Maps’, V&A Museum and The University of Essex – ongoing online exhibition

‘You Silently: Image-Object-Text’
University of Essex, 14th January – 16th February 2008
The Courtauld Library, June 2008

‘Only Make Believe – Ways of Playing’
Compton Verney Exhibitions, 25th March – 5th June 2005

‘Eyes, Lies and Illusions’
Hayward Gallery, London, October 7th 2004 – January 3rd 2005

‘Metamorphing: Transformation in science, art and mythology’
A Wellcome Trust Exhibition for the Science Museum London, 16th September 2002- 16th February 2003

‘The Inner Eye’
Hayward Touring Exhibitions, 1996-1997
Manchester City Art Galleries
Brighton Museum, Swansea Museum
Dulwich Picture Gallery