Press office

Chloe Kembery - Head of Media
+44 (0)207 389 4780

Kristen McNicoll - Senior Press Officer
Contact Kristen about our work in modern languages.
+44 (0)207 389 4967 

Nicola Norton - Senior Press Officer
Contact Nicola about our work in education and society.
+44 (0)207 389 4889

Karolina Szlasa - Senior Press Officer
Contact Karolina about our work in arts.
+44 (0) 203 285 3659

Peter Hawkins - Press Officer
Contact Peter about our work in English and exams.
+44 (0)207 389 3061 

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For urgent out-of-hours media enquiries, please call +44 (0)7469 375 160 to speak to the on-call press officer.

If you are not a member of the media and have an enquiry, please call +44 (0)161 957 7755 or email 


Our spokespeople can talk about our work and give expert comment on a range of issues, including:

  • The UK's standing in the world and international relationships post-Brexit; 
  • The importance of foreign languages and international skills for the UK economy;
  • The value of international students to the UK;
  • The role of English, education and the arts, and soft power in international relations.

Latest Press releases and statements