Clarissa Farr was high mistress of St Paul’s Girls’ School in London, one of the U.K.’s leading secondary schools, and was previously principal of Queenswood School. She is currently a fellow of Winchester College and a governor of the Royal Ballet School, and was one of the founding members of the board of the African Gifted Foundation. She is a trustee of the British Museum. Clarissa is also a former president of the Boarding Schools Association and chairman of the Girls’ Schools’ Association. She read English literature at university and has taught in six schools: five in the U.K. and one in Hong Kong. She received her B.A. in English literature and M.S. in modern fiction and critical approaches from the University of Exeter.