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The High Sheriff of West Sussex for 2017-18 is Lady Emma Barnard
Lady Emma read English and took an M.Phil in Shakespeare and Early English Drama at Lincoln College, Oxford.
She became chatelaine of Parham House in 1994, and lives there with her husband James and two sons, Benjamin and Arthur. Lady Emma and Mr Barnard take great personal involvement in the care and conservation of Parham and its estate and the opening of both house and gardens to visitors.
She is President of the Mary How Trust, a Patron of the British Evacuees Association, President of the West Sussex Ambulance Retirement Association and Chair of the George Beaumont Group and George Beaumont Circle, the Patrons of the National Gallery, London.
She speaks rusty French and better Italian, and loves opera, classical music, fine arts, literature, poetry and cooking.
Lady Emma Barnard
High Sheriff of West Sussex