Richard Washington

From 2013 to 2017 Director of Communications and Recruitment of the Natolin Campus of the College of Europe (Warsaw). A graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he worked for nine years as a professional actor. He is also a graduate in History and Social Sciences (Oxford University, Birkbeck College and the College of Europe) and an occasional lecturer and media commentator in politics, the EU and international relations. He is an experienced master of ceremonies, public speaker and workshop leader. With the British Alumni Society in Poland he regularly chairs a current affairs discussion group, The Ladies and Gentlemen’s Club. He was a member of Islington Borough Council (1998 – 2002) and, before moving to Poland in 2010, was frequently involved in political campaigns in the UK. As a result of this work, in 2013 he published a scholarly article in the Polish language journal Nowa Europa entitled "Czy dyskurs publiczny jest odpowiedzią na kryzys europejskiego przywództwa? Przykład Valéry’ego Giscarda d’Estaing (The European Leadership Crisis – is Public Discourse the Answer? The Example of French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing)".