Kate Morris is a social historian, who has lived in St Albans for 45 years. Following a career as a linguist and librarian, she established a small business in the town offering English language and cultural induction for foreign speaking professional people. Kate also served on the St Albans District Council for 12 years and was elected Mayor in 2007. An enthusiastic and longstanding member of the St Albans and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society, she has served as its President and was made an honorary life member in 2015. She lectures widely on the people and buildings of the town and has published several books and articles on St Albans and elsewhere.