Laura Gavshon

Laura has been a trustee since 2009. In 2012, she went on the trustee visit to Kenya. She saw the value of the libraries as a community hub, for children and adults, not just a space for books, but also a place for meeting and exchange.

When she was a child, her dad took her to their local library every week, believing that literature should be accessible to everybody, and that libraries help us to learn and grow beyond the classroom. This has stayed with her, and it reflects some of the Akili spirit.

Laura used to work in television and radio making documentaries for the BBC. Today, she works as a psychotherapist and lives in London.