Kate Fraser
Research Executive

Kate is interested in the social impact of the arts and the power of heritage to shape people’s identities and improve lives.

She has a background in education and worked for over ten years in UK secondary schools as Head of History and as an English Language Teacher in Poland and Mexico. She has a BA in History from the University of Birmingham and a PGCE in Secondary History.

Kate has been involved with a variety of cultural organisations and currently works as part of the Front of House team at the National Coal Mining Museum in West Yorkshire. Kate is studying for an MA in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester and enjoys bringing the research and analysis skills she has developed to her work for Earthen Lamp.

Kate loves the outdoors and when not working, she can be found running or walking with her family and dog on the Yorkshire hills. She also enjoys baking and decorating cakes.

A funny joke you recently heard?

Why was 6 afraid of 7? Because 7, 8, 9!

I’m obsessed with… 


In my spare time I…

enjoy days out with my family in the Peak District

What three things would you never leave the house without?

My phone, lip balm and a hair bobble

What are you currently reading?

Cecily by Annie Gathwaite

What film/book (s) has influenced you the most?

The Five People you meet in Heaven, by a Mitch Albom