William Hanson

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William Hanson

William Richard Henry Hanson[1]
EducationUniversity of Manchester[2] Clifton College[3]
OccupationEtiquette consultant
Social commentator
Years active2007–present
AgentNorthbank Talent Management[4]

William Richard Henry Hanson FRSA is a British etiquette expert, social commentator and author. He mentors worldwide and comments on matters relating to etiquette and civility for international media. He is also one of two executive directors for the international protocol and hospitality consultancy firm The English Manner.[5]

Early life and education[edit | edit source]

Hanson was born in Bristol. He was educated at Clifton College and studied English Language, Literacy and Communication at the University of Manchester and received a BA(Hons) in 2011.[6]

Professional activities[edit | edit source]

The English Manner[edit | edit source]

Hanson joined The English Manner in 2008 and in 2019, he became Executive Director for the firm.[7] Since then, he has travelled and worked in many countries, including Europe, America, China, south-east Asia, GCC countries, and Russia, teaching English etiquette to customers at international businesses, embassies and high-commissions.[5]

International media[edit | edit source]

In November 2008, Hanson filmed for the Australian version of Ladette to Lady[8] He quit filming two days early; in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Hanson stated that the programme is "detrimental to promoting good manners and etiquette".[9]

In 2015 he joined the MailOnline as a columnist, writing about social class, etiquette and the British royal family.[10]

In August 2017 he performed at the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe with The Etiquette Show: Much Ado About Everything[11] with one reviewer calling Hanson's performance "gently camp and very debonair".[12]

He regularly appears on BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright in the Afternoon programme talking about different topics of etiquette and answering listeners' dilemmas.[13]

Podcast[edit | edit source]

Hanson currently hosts a podcast called Help I Sexted My Boss with BBC Radio 1 presenter and friend Jordan North and Ben Cartwright ('Producer Ben'). The show aims to offer advice to listeners who have encountered modern day problems. The podcast is currently in its fifth series and was nominated for 'Best Entertainment Podcast' at the British Podcast Awards 2020.

Publications[edit | edit source]

Authorship[edit | edit source]

  • The Bluffer's Guide to Etiquette (2014)[14]
  • The Bluffer’s Guide to Entertaining (August 2019)[15]

Co-Authored[edit | edit source]

  • Protocol to Manage Relationships Today (November 2020)[16]

Forewords[edit | edit source]

  • Etiquette: The Original Guide to Conduct in Society, Business, Home, and More (9 November 2017)[17]
  • Scone or Scone: The Essential Guide To British Afternoon Tea (10 January 2019)[18]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "How posh are you?". www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au. 21 February 2014.
  2. "William Hanson – University of Manchester Careers Blog".
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-28. Retrieved 2015-05-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "William Hanson".
  5. 5.0 5.1 "About". The English Manner. Retrieved 2020-08-01.
  6. "William Hanson – University of Manchester Careers Blog".
  7. "UK's leading expert in etiquette and protocol". William Hanson - The UK's leading etiquette coach & expert. Retrieved 2020-08-01.
  8. "Etiquette Down Under". October 14, 2008.
  9. Walker, Tim (23 June 2009). "Why Laddette to Lady is very Non-U" – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  10. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=6Td6DQAAQBAJ&pg=PT546&lpg=PT546&dq=%22william+hanson%22+%22mailonline%22+2015&source=bl&ots=tvCnz60p52&sig=ACfU3U20KBL0ZyZkfHvmLqf8g-qkOs537Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjyo9qFtvHsAhVtRhUIHRz7DRgQ6AEwGnoECAEQAg#v=onepage&q=%22william%20hanson%22%20%22mailonline%22%20-site%3Adailymail.co.uk%202015&f=false
  11. "The Etiquette Show". www.etiquetteshow.com.
  12. Wilcock, Tim (August 29, 2017). "The Etiquette Show : Much Ado About Everything!".
  13. "BBC Radio 2 – Steve Wright in the Afternoon, Chris Hemsworth and William Hanson". BBC.
  14. "The Bluffer's Guide to Etiquette".
  15. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1785216503/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_CqnFDb9FHRNH9
  16. Protocol to Manage Relationships Today. 2020-11-05. ISBN 978-94-6372-415-9.
  17. "Etiquette: The Original Guide to Conduct in Society, Business, Home, and More". Amazon. Retrieved 2 August 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. "Scone or Scone: The Essential Guide To British Afternoon Tea". Amazon. Retrieved 2 August 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

External links[edit | edit source]

Official website The English Manner Help, I Sexted My Boss

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