Mystery in History

Simon & Jenny Cooper About Us . . . . .


'Mystery in History’ is run by husband and wife team, Simon & Jenny Cooper. The company was formed following a successful Murder mystery which was featured on BBC 3 Counties Radio. Since then, they have appeared in a large number of historic venues venues covering East Anglia and the Home Counties, as well as doing international work for cruise lines. They have previously worked for Fred Olsen and Saga and now work for Thomson Cruises on their transatlantic voyages.

The company, established in 2008, is led by Simon Cooper. He is responsible for writing and producing the mysteries, which are always based around the history of the venue and are thus unique to that particular event. Simon was responsible for restoring and managing a Georgian Historic House, therefore all our events are designed to take into account the needs of an historic venue. Simon has a long history of writing plays, puzzles and mysteries with a track record in quizzes and competitions. He has been a series finalist on Channel 4’s ‘Countdown’, and went on to compete in the 'Champion of Champions' Series.

Their educational work is led by Jenny Cooper. Jenny is a supply teacher in Cambridgeshire and has also managed a Georgian historic house and tourist attraction, where, among other things, she was responsible for developing an exhibition about the history of that historic house and its links to the abolitionist William Wilberforce. She is a recognised speaker on Georgian social history and the slave trade, and has given many lectures on these subjects to local societies. She has used her historical knowledge to develop a range of educational workshops about the trans-Atlantic slave trade and its influence on our world today, and is Trustee of an charity which seeks to understand this better called 'The Movement for Justice and Reconciliation'.

Together, Simon and Jenny have the experience and skills to deliver your event in the way you want it.


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