Ingrid Dixon studied German and Italian at the University of Bristol, education at the University of Cambridge and art history at the Courtauld Institute in London. She has written teaching material and taught German and academic English at the University of Cambridge.
Her MA research on a 14th Century Italian altarpiece, brought to Britain by Victorian architect George Edmund Street, architect of the London Law Courts, has been published in Italy.
She and her husband Peter have two adult children and five young grandchildren.
In her book The Bride’s Trunk, Ingrid Dixon writes about her Anglo-German heritage, through the stories of her German mother and British Army Intelligence Corps father, who met and fell in love in the devastated Germany of 1945.