A mature student who works as Curator of the Combined Military Services Museum in Maldon Essex. Julie studied for a BA Hons in Humanities with Literature at The Open University and gained a Masters at the University of Essex in 2020 studying 17th and 18th century Quakers in Essex and America, but she is interested in many aspects of the early modern period including the local history of her home town of Maldon in Essex. which she explores through her work as a Trustee for the Friends of the Moot Hall, a charitable trust looking after a 15th century tower house in Maldon, built by the Darcy family.
Julie is now studying for her PhD in History at University of Essex where she is researching the life of the Saffron Walden Quakers John and Mary Farmer and the network of radical Essex Quakers who went to America to fight slavery in the early eighteenth century and will be working for the University of Essex as an Assistant Lecturer in Early Modern History
Julie is an active public historian regularly giving talks and also serves on the Board of the Friends of Historic Essex, which supports the activities of the Essex Record Office