The Glastonbury Symposium was founded in 1991 by Roland Pargeter, who ran it for nine years. In 1999 the event was handed over to Sheila Martin, Andy Thomas and Karen Douglas.
Karen moved on in the winter of 2004, and Andy and Sheila were then joined by Debbie Parkes. In 2008, Debbie was replaced by Di Brown to form our current organisational team.
During the weekend itself, Andy and Sheila share the MC role. There's also a remarkable support team who make sure the Symposium runs smoothly in all possible ways.
We wish also to express appreciation to our illustrious team of Glastonbury volunteers and professionals who help out at the weekend of the Symposium. These include the people who staff the doors and the cafe, who work the sound, lights, audio and video recording, and help with get-in and get-out. Some of them have been with us for years, others come in and out each year, and the team works really well. Without them, the Symposium wouldn't be what it is. A good team makes it look easy to run something like this, but don't be deceived!