Norma Gregory is a leading mining historian, author and heritage arts broadcaster. Her award-winning, acclaimed work preserving heritage has enabled Norma to work in active partnerships with industry-related museums and educational organisations. She has worked on various heritage and arts projects with Historic England, the BBC, The Voice Newspaper, The Guardian, Nottingham Post and regularly produces content for various historical, social and cultural media production organisations and publications.
Norma has written two books exploring the black experience in the UK Jamaicans in Nottingham Narratives and Reflections (Hansib Publications, 2015) and Crooked Carousel (Nottingham News Centre Publications, 2016) and has conducted many inspirational talks and presentations.
Norma studied for an MA at UCL Institute of Education, and for degrees at St Mary’s University Twickenham and at the University of Nottingham, receiving an Alumni Laurate Award from the University of Nottingham in 2017 for her work. She recently completed a short course in curating contemporary art and design at the Royal College of Art, London, to enhance her passion and knowledge for heritage and the arts in everyday life.
Norma lives in Nottinghamshire, UK and regularly sponsors and supports events and activities that promote the arts, heritage, education, literacy, inclusion and equality for all. She loves otters, enjoys walking, hot tubs, the gym, music and documentary films.