Catholic historian and writer Joanna Bogle has been appointed Visiting Research Fellow at the University and is working to produce a history of St Mary’s University, chronicling the full background of the establishment, ahead of it’s 170th anniversary in 2020.
Joanna Bogle began her writing career on the Richmond Herald newspaper, later moving to the Surrey Comet and then writing for a range of newspapers including the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail.
She is the Author of over twenty books, including a biography of 19th-century humanitarian Caroline Chisholm, The Emigrant's Friend, was published in 1993. Her most recent book is about Mother Riccarda Beauchamp Hambrough and Sister Katherine Flanagan, two British Bridgettine nuns in Rome who hid 50 Jewish refugees in their guesthouse during the Nazi occupation. She also regularly contributes to EWTN, a Catholic television and radio network.
In 2013, she became a Dame of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great. She is married to Jamie Bogle, a barrister and former Army Officer, and lives in London.