Wales

After getting a degree in Political Sciences at Lyons University, Maufroy lived successively in Switzerland, then the Congo, then Washington D.C. and finally in London where she worked for the BBC World Service for many years as a journalist and producer.

In 2004, in order to access more fully the work of Rumi, she obtained a first class degree in Persian at SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies) at London University College.

The Reading Room at Gladstone’s Library
The Reading Room at Gladstone’s Library

In 2011, her life took a sudden turn. The previous year, out of curiosity, she visited Gladstone’s Library, located in North Wales, in the village of Hawarden, near the city of Chester, where the nineteenth century Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone had lived and founded the Library. She was immediately seduced by its warm and friendly atmosphere, as well as its lively cultural activities. By chance or rather, she would say, through fate, a delightful cottage was on sale a few yards away from the Library. It didn’t take long for ‘fate’ to support her move, and in June 2011, Maufroy settled in Hawarden where she endeavoured to make herself at home. Since then she has attended several conferences and workshops there as well as hosting events herself.

Gladstone’s Library
Gladstone’s Library