Council Officers

The Council of the Astrological Association represents the management team.

 

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Roy Gillett BEd (Hons Ldn)

A full-time astrologer since 1976, Roy has studied, taught and advised clients world-wide. He was Chair of the AA from 1994 and became President in 1999. He has played a leading role in organising national and international astrology conferences since 1980. Roy published daily astro-diaries between 1978-90 and now writes the Working with the Planets mundane column in the Astrological Journal. His book Astrology and Compassion: the Convenient Truth makes vital statements on the role and potential benefits of astrology in the 21st century. He has also written A Model of Health, Zen for Todays Living and The Essence of Buddhism. He has studied the astrology of financial markets, supports Astrolabe and Solar Fire astro-software, has appeared widely on the broadcast media and liaises with Ofcom. He also liases with English Heritage regarding Stonehenge access.

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Nick Campion PhD, DMSAstrol.

Nick has been a student of the stars since 1965. A former President of the AA and the Astrological Lodge, his first love is the past, and trying to work out how we got to where we are now, a question which is usually without an answer. He began to study the history of astrology while he was an undergraduate, on discovering that, while astrology was once central to western thought, none of his tutors seemed to think this was interesting. Nick is course director of the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales, Lampeter (formerly at Bath Spa University), www.lamp.ac.uk/sophia.

Wendy Stacey
Wendy Stacey, BA, MA, Dip LSA.

Wendy has been practising Astrology since 1989, and started teaching in 1991. She is now the Principal for The Mayo school and teaches for the London School of Astrology and the Astrological Lodge of London. Wendy’s passion for the past decade has been exploring correlations between childbirth and astrology and is currently completing a PhD at Southampton on childbirth methods. Wendy joined the AA council in 1999 as Treasurer and has been Chair since 2002. She is also a property developer and proud mother of two.

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Frances Clynes DFAstrolS, BSc, MSc, MA.

Frances began learning astrology in classes at the Irish Astrological Association (IAA) in September 1987, and became a committee member in 1988, and secretary in 1989. She teaches astrology in Dublin where she also gives lectures and organises seminars, and has also given talks in Bath, Bristol, London and Chicago. She was awarded the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology in 2007, is currently working on a Ph D at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, where she is a part-time tutor at the Sophia Centre. Frances's job on the AA Council is looking after the website.

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Christine Chalklin

Christine grew up with astrology, as both her mother and grandmother were enthusiastic students. Working professionally for over 15 years, she now combines astrology with coaching and business development. Christine offers her clients an alternative view point and a fresh perspective for themselves and into the potential of their businesses. She is also passionate about helping people to find and to re-discover their gifts and talents and also to tune into the optimal times for action and success.  With her new and innovative brand of business support she is currently providing self-development and teambuilding seminars for many different types of businesses nationally and internationally. Having just recently joined the AA council, her role is still evolving!

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Amanda Jarrold

Amanda has been practising astrology for eight years and is a consulting astrologer. She is a committee member and Treasurer for the Bristol Astrology Group, Arcturus Rising. She has a Certificate from the Faculty of Astrological Studies and is currently finishing the Faculty Diploma. She lives in Bristol with her husband and two children.

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Robert Anderson FMAAT FAPAI

A retired financial manager, Robert has been active in Astrology since moving to the West Country in the mid-1980s. He helps to run the Plymouth Astrology Group and has a small astrological practice doing natal chart work – mainly via telephone readings. In 1998 he was elected to membership of the Association of Professional Astrologers and currently serves on the APAI council as treasurer and webmaster. Robert is also a complementary therapist and is a trustee of the Plymouth Natural Health & Healing Centre.

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Sue Farebrother

Sue gained her MA at Bath Spa University in 2007 in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. She is a professional astrologer and tutor for the Faculty of Astrological Studies and the London School of Astrology. She has written course material for astrology schools, and articles.  She is also a tarot consultant and teacher, both privately and for the LSA.