Ange is now retired after a career in education, but is an active member of Hay Writers which she chaired for 3 years. She has been a teacher, a teacher trainer and a school governor. She worked in inner city London with teenage truants marginalised by the education system, and in adult literacy, as well as projects challenging racism and gender bias in materials, classroom practice, curriculum and in teacher training. She was director of Oxfam’s Development Education programme and a writer and lecturer on the South Bank University international masters course in Education for Sustainability. She was chair of Islington Family Service Unit during a period of change from long term case work to family therapy.
She lives with her female partner near Hay on Wye and enjoys singing, playing tennis and visiting children and grandchildren. She is a volunteer distributor for Zaytoun who support Palestinian farming through imports of olive oil and other produce.