Hi, I’m Rebecca Dobbs I’m a trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and in my day job, I make television programmes. It was my job that led to a long connection with Stratford-upon-Avon. I’ve made lots of films on Shakespeare’s life and work, (all with the help and resources of the Trust) so I knew about some of the delights in the collections and the scholarship and hard work that’s gone into presenting the houses, welcoming the public and even helping film crews. Becoming a trustee gives me the opportunity, I hope, to give something back. Of course it’s a big responsibility being even a small a part of an organisation that looks after such a unique collection of buildings, documents and artefacts related to the world’s greatest playwright, but I can honestly say it’s also a real treat. The links to schools across the UK, especially in our annual Shakespeare week, are fantastic. And there’s always something new on the horizon: new projects, a new exhibition, or even a new plan for the garden of Henley Street. What a place to come for a meeting. It makes it a real privilege to serve as a trustee and I get the opportunity to have a chat over coffee with one of my heroes: Sir Stanley Wells. Shakespeare’s a really important part of our culture and heritage and the SBT is at the centre of public appreciation of his work. That’s why being involved in the SBT is so rewarding and such great fun.