The Professors

Discover the ladies & gents behind the myth

Hettie G. Watson


Bennetts Hill. Birmingham

'Hettie' - the original it-girl, mistress of the quirky, unique and individual, she loves the urban sprawl and unlocking the secrets of the city, its characters provide rich pickings for her social experiment, from Hockley to Moseley, every hidden corner reveals a new experience, this Victorian charmer mixes her passion for botanicals with a flair for fashion and textiles, a very savvy lady.

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Virginia K. Stevenson


Greek Street. Leeds

'Virginia' is a forward thinking and free-spirited individual. Born on the wild moorlands of Yorkshire, this girl's no Cathy, this independent ornithologist yearned for a life in the big City where she could practice her love of birds and embrace culture with wild abandon. She's never too far from the next musical discovery, her finger on the pulse, a girl everyone wants to know and who every girl wants to be.

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Emily B. Kingsley


Old Town Hall. Knutsford

'Emily' is a city-girl who moved to the country away from the bustle of Manchester's metropolis, a true socialite, she enjoys a gentrified and bohemian existence, free from the stresses of modern life. Living around Tatton Park and with a love for all things outdoors, she wanders the countryside collecting samples and recording her findings of the local flora and fauna from dawn till dusk.

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Benedict Pike


Leeds Club. Albion Place

Lost in the jungles of South America is where Professor Benedict Pike truly discovered the meaning of being free. He would say “Life is for the living and that’s precisely what we should all do”. But before we start on our journey one must visit our well laden bar in Leeds and as Professor Pike specialises in Chemistry you can be like him and sample strange and wonderful concoctions and feast at our dining room. However you start your adventures, be like our Professor and do it with conviction, you may like what you find!

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Elizabeth E. Lightfoot


Bristol. Clifton Pavilion

Elizabeth E. Lightfoot was a woman who sought to find meaning among the stars. As a Professor of Astronomy with an secret interest in fortune telling, she would conduct her research in a hidden room behind an old Tobacconists in the area of Clifton, Bristol. She would also invite her close friends and perform her readings and exhibit her mysterious findings. Come and pay a visit, maybe stay a while. Who knows what you might find?

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