The Astrological Association Board
The Board of the Astrological Association represents the management team
Roy Gillett (BEd) is 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.
He has written key books showing astrology’s potential to play an essential role in the 21st century. The Secret Language of Astrology is a beautifully illustrated accessible introduction to the main concepts and workings of astrology. Astrology and Compassion: the Convenient Truth answers its critics and explains astrology’s capacity to enhance today’s academic, educational, financial and political institutions. Written in 2009, Economy Ecology and Kindness outlined the astro-cycle background to the 2008 world economic collapse. Its sequel Reversing the Race to Global Destruction finds the world’s social and economic progress ten years on fundamentally flawed and uses astrology to suggest radical answers.
His Buddhist books are: A Model of Health, Zen for Modern 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 to remove specific negative references to astrology in the current Broadcasting Code. He also liaises with English Heritage regarding Stonehenge access.
Nick Campion (PhD, DMSAstrol) 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 programme director of the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Wendy Stacey (BA, MA, Dip LSA) is the principal of the international Mayo School of Astrology and tutor for the London School of Astrology. She has written numerous articles for the Astrological Journal and is the author of Consulting With Astrology: A Quick Guide to Building Your Practice and Profile (2012), Uranus Square Pluto: New Perspectives on the Current Planetary Line Up in Mundane Astrology (2012), Covid-19 through the Microscopic Lens of Astrology (2020) and contributed to The New Generation (2012), The Professional Astrologer (2016), and Bitcoin (2018).
Her book on Unaspected Planets is due for release 2020. In 2014 Wendy was the recipient of the UK’s Charles Harvey award for “Exceptional Service to Astrology”. Her website is www.wendystacey.com and she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angela Cornish (DMSAstrol, STA.Dip.H) has practised and taught astrology in classes, talks and workshops for many years at home and abroad. She gained her Diploma in Astrological Studies from the Mayo School of Astrology in 1984 and the Diploma of the School of Traditional Astrology in 2011. She has been a tutor for the STA Horary Practitioner’s level course which is taught either as an intensive residential course or as an online version.
She has spoken a number of times at the Annual Conference of the Astrological Association of Great Britain and represented the STA with presentations on horary astrology. She has also delivered an online introductory horary course for the Mayo School of Astrology. In the past, she has been Administrator for the Urania Trust in London, Honorary Secretary to the Astrological Association of Great Britain and founder of the Nottingham Astrological Society. Angela is currently Secretary of the Astrological Association, Secretary of the Association of Professional Astrologers International and a member of the Astrological Lodge of London.
Jadranka Ćoić spends time either practising astrology or growing vegetables on her allotment in accordance with Moon cycles. She is a perpetual student who started to study astrology more than fifteen years ago, and now is doing QHP Diploma. She is the Treasurer of the Astrological Association and Beginners’ Class Tutor for the Astrological Lodge of London.
Christine Chalkin grew up with astrology as both her mother and grandmother were enthusiastic students. Working professionally since 1995, she now combines astrology with motivational coaching and includes Bach flower essence therapy and intuitive tarot card readings when appropriate.
Christine has been a board member for ten years and her roles include local group representative and event day coordinator. She teaches astrology privately and runs workshops, and is also a tutor for the Mayo School of Astrology. Christine lives in West Yorkshire where she enjoys painting and wonderful walks in the beautiful countryside.
Sharon Knight (MA, QHP) has worked as a professional astrologer since 1990. Initially, she studied with the Faculty, passing the Intermediate Diploma, before qualifying as a QHP with Olivia Barclay. She gained her MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology in 2004.
She’s a Fellow of the Association of Professional Astrologers International and is Chair of the Association. Sharon is a Tutor and Convener for the QHP and has her own course teaching Traditional Astrology. In the past, Sharon taught Astrology at Adult Education classes and has spoken at AA Conferences, at the Astrological Lodge of London, and abroad.
She has written columns for various women’s magazines, newspapers and astrological journals and has a regular slot on local radio. Sharon practises classical and traditional astrology. She has a wide client base from all over the world and is passionate about her work and the place of astrology in society. In 2016 Sharon won the coveted Astrologer of the Year title in India.
Chris Mitchell (PhD) has an MA from Bath Spa University College in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, and a PhD from the University of Leicester examining medieval astrology in the twelfth century. He has spoken on medieval astrology at the Astrological Association annual Conference, at the United Astrology Conference in Denver, and to numerous local astrology groups, and holds a diploma in Medieval Astrology from Astrologos.
Sue Farebrother (MA) 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.
Alison Kelly started her astrological studies with the FAS in 1993 and has been an active member of the Astrological Lodge of London since 1999. For many years she served on their committee in various capacities. She is a keen amateur astrologer and a regular attendee at the Lodge on Monday evenings.
Amanda Jarrold (BSc) first joined the AA Council as Secretary, then returned a few years later as a Trustee of the Board. She has been a student of astrology since 2002, first with the Faculty of Astrology where she studied to Diploma level, and later through her exploration of traditional astrology. On discovering the tradition’s deep connections to natural philosophy and the history of medicine, she was hooked.
As a qualified Medical Herbalist Amanda is never happier than when researching the historical links between plants, planets and health. She is also an advocate of the key role astrology played in the history of Western Herbal Medicine.