Mrs H A M Cox | Housemistress Elmhurst

Housemasters and Housemistresses

Harriet Cox has been housemistress of Elmhurst since September 2011. She attended Eastbourne College as a Sixth-Former before reading biology at Nottingham University where she played 1st XI hockey. She obtained her PGCE at Cambridge University in 1996.

Harriet started her teaching career at St. Helen and St. Katherine School, Abingdon, before moving to Bradfield College, where she was Assistant Housemistress in a Junior Boys’ House and ran Girls’ Hockey.  In 2001, Harriet had a belated gap year to pursue her love of the outdoors, working for Raleigh International in Patagonia before travelling extensively through Chile, Argentina and Bolivia.

She arrived at Marlborough in 2002 to teach biology and was soon appointed Resident House Tutor of Elmhurst, where she has remained ever since. She has coached 1st XI, U16A and U14A Hockey, 2nd VII and U15 A netball and tennis for the Open and U14 age group.  Harriet enjoys skiing, running and cycling.  She ran the London Marathon in April 2013, raising money for Alzheimer’s and organised a cycle ride in May 2015, in memory of her son Bobby.   Harriet’s husband, Paul works in the Drama Department at the College and the whole family enjoy being part of the College community; including Beanie and Willow, the whippets!

Harriet has recently become of a Governor of Walhampton Prep School in Lymington.