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Council and Management Board

The Folklore Society Ltd is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. The day-to-day activities and decisions are the responsibility of the Folklore Society Council and Management Board (Trustees).


Dr Marion Bowman
Dr Matthew Cheeseman
Dr Paul Cowdell
Dr Oliver Douglas
Dr Helen Frisby
Prof. James H. Grayson (Vice-President)
Mr Jeremy Harte
Dr Jessica Hemming
Prof. David Hopkin

Prof. Richard Jenkins (Hon. Treasurer)
Prof. Patricia Lysaght (President)
Dr Raphaële Mouren (Honorary Librarian)
Mr Mark Norman
Mr David Palliser
Mr William Roberts (Hon. Secretary)
Dr ‘Doc’ Rowe
Prof. Ian Russell
Prof. W.F. Ryan
Dr Juliette Wood

Editor of Folklore: Dr Jessica Hemming

Editor of FLS News: Dr Jacqueline Simpson


Trustees of The Folklore Society Ltd

  • President: Prof. Patricia Lysaght
  • Vice President: Prof. James H. Grayson
  • Secretary: Mr William Roberts
  • Honorary Treasurer: Prof. Richard Jenkins

Directors of Folklore Enterprises Ltd

Mr William Roberts

Prof Richard Jenkins