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Contributors

Faculty and Course Management Committee members
Dr Adam Menuge FSA IHBC, MSt in Building History Course Director, is a Building Historian who has worked previously in research, recording and conservation for the National Trust, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (RCHME) and English Heritage. He is the author of Ordinary Landscapes, Special Places: Anfield, Breckfield and the growth of Liverpool’s suburbs (EH, 2008), a response to the Housing Market Renewal Initiative in Liverpool, and (with Catherine Dewar) Berwick-upon-Tweed: Three places, two nations, one town (EH, 2009), and the principal author of two Historic England guidance documents: Understanding Historic Buildings: A guide to good recording practice (2006) and Understanding Place: Historic Area Assessments – Principles and Practice (2010). He is a longstanding contributor to professional training courses at Oxford University Department of Continuing Education (OUDCE) and has contributed to historic environment Masters courses at a number of other universities.

Dr James Campbell is a lecturer in the Department of Architecture in Cambridge and a Fellow of Queens’ College. He is chair of the Managing Committee of the MSt in Building History which he set up with Frank Salmon. An architect and architectural historian, his research is concerned with the history of building construction and the history of libraries. His books include Brick: a World History (2003), Building St Paul’s (2007), The Library: a World History (2013) and The Staircase (2014) (ed.).

Dr Frank Salmon is a lecturer and former Head of the History of Art Department in Cambridge. He is a Fellow of St John’s College. Together with Dr James Campbell, he set up the MSt in Building History. An architectural historian, and former Director of the Paul Mellon Centre in London, his research focuses on nineteenth century architecture and its relationship with antiquity. His publications include Building on Ruins (2001), Summerson and Hitchcock (2006) (ed.), Peristance of the Classical (2008) (ed.), and Birmingham Town Hall (2012).

 

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Allan T Adams has been an illustrator of historic buildings, for the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (RCHME) and Historic England, since 1981. His work includes both the survey and drawing up of buildings for archive purposes and also publication, the emphasis being on bringing buildings back to life. He has illustrated many types of building for various types of audience.  He was elected as a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 2008.

Allan has also taught on a number of courses, including Historic England summer schools, given informal training to local recording groups and taught at several venues with the Society of Architectural Illustration (SAI). He was elected to the council, as a fellow of the society, which aims to foster high standards in architectural illustration, in 2009.

http://www.sai.org.uk/AllanTAdams

 

David Adshead FSA, a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture, is the National Trust’s Head Curator, with responsibility for a rich array of historic houses and collections, and Chairman of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB). He is the author of Wimpole: Architectural Drawings and Topographical Views (NT, 2007), which draws on many years’ research as the Curator responsible for Wimpole Hall, Cambs, and the editor of the National Trust Historic Houses & Collections Annual in association with Apollo.

Nat Alcock has combined a professional career in chemistry at the University of Warwick with extensive research in vernacular architecture, expanding into a wide range of topics in social history and archival studies.  At a national level, his work has included the examination of cruck and base-cruck construction, the collection of tree-ring dating results and the application of radiocarbon dating to buildings.  He has also been particularly interested in the correlation of documentary and architectural evidence for buildings, especially using probate inventories and Hearth Tax records (see ‘Baddesley Clinton: Architectural responses to social circumstances’, Antiquaries J., 87 (2007), 295-345).  He has undertaken contract building history research, including work for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the National Trust and Historic England, as well for as private individuals.  He has published 17 books and over 60 papers on vernacular architecture, including the handbook, Documenting the History of Houses (2003), and most recently (with Dan Miles) The Medieval Peasant House in Midland England (Oxbow Books, 2013), presenting the results of a major regional study.

 

 

Dr Jenny Alexander FSA is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the History of Art at Warwick University and Chair of the Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland. Research interests are in the construction of medieval and later stone buildings and in the studies of individual masons and builders with current projects on Pontigny Abbey and the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Publications in the periodic literature include detailed studies of buildings and surveys of masons' marks across time. Stonemasons' Marks in England (Ashgate) is in preparation.

 

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/arthistory/staff/ja-old/jaresearch/

Magnus Alexander is a Senior Investigator with Historic England’s Assessment Team based in Cambridge. He is a landscape archaeologist and archaeological surveyor specialising in analytical earthwork survey. For the last few years he has mainly been working on the gardens at Wrest Park and Audley End but has worked on a wide range of other sites (some reports are available here:

http://research.historicengland.org.uk/Results.aspx?p=1&n=10&a=4579&ns=1

David Baker was Conservation and Archaeology Officer in the Bedfordshire County Planning Department 1972-97. A founder member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and the Institute for Archaeologists, he has been a member of the Historic England Advisory Committee, a trustee of the Council for British Archaeology, and Chair of the Cowdray Heritage Trust. Currently he sits on the St Albans Diocesan Advisory Committee and the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England. He was appointed OBE in 2001 for services to the conservation of the historic environment.

Patrick Baty is interested in the decoration of historic buildings. His work covers research, paint analysis, colour & technical advice and colour surveys. Projects have ranged from King Henry VIII’s heraldic Beasts; Baroque churches; country houses; wartime RAF stations and London housing estates to structures such as Tower Bridge and Holborn Viaduct. He also works in the USA. In the early 1980s Patrick produced a range of researched historical paint colours that started a trend. He has since devised ranges of similar paint colours for English Heritage and for over ten years has worked on new ranges for a leading French paint company with outlets in Italy and Germany. Patrick teaches, lectures and writes on paint and colour. He has just completed his first book and also contributes to, and has revised many other books on the subject. He is an active blogger at -

www.patrickbaty.co.uk

Jon Bedford is the Senior Technical Survey and Graphics Officer at Historic England. He worked in commercial field archaeology for 16 years before joining HE 11 years ago and is a member of the IfA. He specialises in archaeological survey, and the application of new techniques for landscape and buildings survey, analysis and presentation. Current research topics include the application of SfM/MVS photogrammetric methods for landscape, building and object visualisation and measured survey as well as the implementation of mobile mapping solutions for field teams using both open-source and commercial software based workflows. Jon used to run, and still regularly teaches on, the Historic England 'Measured Survey for Cultural Heritage' summer schools.

Roger Bowdler read history of art at Cambridge and completed his PhD on 17th century macabre church monuments in 1991. He joined Historic England as a historian in 1989. Since 2011 he has been its designation director, responsible for all recommendations for all categories of statutory heritage protection: namely, listing, scheduling, the registers of parks and gardens, and of battlefields, and protected wrecks also.

 

 

Dr Simon Bradley is joint editor of the Pevsner Architectural Guides at Yale University Press, and author or co-author of four revised volumes in that series, including Cambridgeshire (published October 2014) and the surveys of Westminster and the City of London. His special interests include the Gothic Revival, the work of George Gilbert Scott and British railway architecture, all of which feature in his book St Pancras Station (2007). He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Historical Research, and a former committee member of the Society of Architectural Historians.

Dr Martin Bridge FSA is a part-time lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, and Co-Director of the Oxford Dendrochronology Laboratory (http://www.oxford-dendrolab.com). He has been involved in dendrochronological dating of standing buildings and artefacts for over 30 years, carrying out contract work for Historic England, the National Trust, RCAHMW, archaeology units and individuals, and has written over 150 reports for Historic England, as well as several journal papers on aspects of his work. He is currently Chairman of the Essex Historic Buildings Group, and an active member of the Vernacular Architecture Group.

Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin is Senior Lecturer at the Kent School of Architecture, University of Kent. His book The English Parsonage in the Early Nineteenth Century (Spire Books, 2008) is the first detailed study of this familiar building type. In 2014 he published Bleak Houses: disappointment and failure in Architecture (The MIT Press).

Paul Bryan is the Geospatial Imaging Manager within the Remote Sensing Team of Historic England. Recently awarded Fellowship of the RICS, he heads up the York-based Geospatial Imaging team that takes the corporate lead on applying modern image and laser based survey approaches across heritage. Paul has extensive knowledge of image based survey approaches, including photogrammetry and laser scanning, and is co-author of the Metric Survey Specifications for Cultural Heritage. He is currently co-chair of the 'Cultural heritage data acquisition and processing' WGV/2 working group within ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) Technical Commission V and UK representative for CIPA (The International Scientific Committee for Documentation of Cultural Heritage). Dr Barnabas Calder is Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Liverpool School Of Architecture. His research specialises in post-war British architecture, on which he is writing a book to be published late in 2014 by William Heinemann. His principal project at present is a substantial research website on Denys Lasdun with the RIBA, funded by the Graham Foundation. He is a Trustee of the Twentieth Century Society and a series editor of the Twentieth Century Architects series.  Follow him on Twitter at @BrutalConcrete.
David Clark is a freelance architectural historian, specialising in vernacular buildings. He teaches at Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education and has published on medieval shops, the buildings of Burford, and on timber framing in Berkshire (for the revised Buildings of England volume published in 2010). Elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2008, he has recently completed a term as President of the Vernacular Architecture Group. Jonathan Coad, a historian and archaeologist, was an Inspector of Ancient Monuments who was concerned principally with the state’s monuments.  He also identified and assessed the historic importance of buildings in British naval bases and advised the Ministry of Defence on their care and use.  He has written books, articles and guidebooks. His most recent publication is Support for the Fleet. Architecture and Engineering of the Royal Navy’s Bases 1700-1914 (English Heritage, 2013).This is the joint winner of the Association of Industrial Archaeology’s 2014 Peter Neaverson Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Industrial Archaeology.  He is former President of the Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, a Vice-President of the Society for Nautical Research and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

Wayne Cocroft is a Senior Investigator in Historic England’s Assessment Team and leads Historic England’s 20th century military heritage activities. Since the early 1990s he has specialised in the investigation of modern military sites. His published works include Dangerous Energy: the archaeology of gunpowder and military explosives manufacture (2000). He also co-authored Cold War: building for nuclear confrontation 1946-1989 (2003) and War art murals and graffiti – military life, power and subversion (2006), and he is co-editor of A Fearsome Heritage: diverse legacies of the Cold War (2007).  He has also published many articles on the history of explosives manufacture and Cold War heritage.  His current research includes the Cold War Teufelsberg signals intelligence station, Berlin.  He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

Steve Cole ABIPP  was until April 2014 Head of Photography at English Heritage where he lead a team of photographers that record the buildings and archaeological landscapes of England for use in varied publications and for inclusion in the national archive. He has over forty years’ experience of photographing historic buildings through working for the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (RCHME) and Historic England. Steve continues to maintain the classic standards of architectural photography as well as embracing new methods and new technologies for image capture. Steve teaches photography of the historic environment at the Departments of Continuing Education of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
Glyn Coppack is an international archaeological consultant specialising in medieval monastic sites. He worked for 37 years as an Inspector and Principal Inspector of Ancient Monuments with English Heritage, and directed major excavations at Fountains Abbey and Mount Grace Priory. He has published widely, and his Abbeys and Priories and Fountains Abbey: the Cistercians in Northern England (both Amberley 2009) remain standard texts. He is currently completing a book on the medieval monasteries of Lincolnshire.

Catherine Croft is Director of the C20 Society, and writes about architecture and conservation.  She is the author of Concrete Architecture (Lawrence King 2004), and runs the course in the Conservation of Historic Concrete at West Dean. 

http://www.c20society.org.uk/

James O Davies holds the position of Imaging Manager and has worked for Historic England for 23 years as an architectural photographer. In that time he has contributed to many projects. These include English Prisons, Heritage at Risk and post war buildings in England. James is also a portrait photographer, having taken portraits which have included Her Majesty The Queen Mother and Al Gore; he has twice exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery and received various awards, including the Nikon Independent Award and the Jane Bown Portrait Award. He has published and exhibited widely. Publications include books  on Stonehenge, English Prisons, Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, Cornish Tin, England's Schools, South West Mills, 20th Century Architects and countless Pevsner volumes to name a few.

Andrew Donald trained as a Technical Illustrator at Ravensbourne College of Art. He has spent 30 years with RCHME and English Heritage working in architectural recording and research. His measured survey and reconstruction drawings have contributed to the National Monuments Record archives, and also appeared in many historic building reports and English Heritage publications.
Dr Alistair Fair is a Chancellor’s Fellow at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. A historian, his doctoral thesis (University of Cambridge, 2008) examined twentieth-century British theatre architecture, on aspects of which he has published articles in academic journals and a co-written book (Geometry and Atmosphere, Ashgate, 2011). He has also published articles on post-war university architecture, and hospital design and refurbishment, as well as numerous shorter pieces on diverse subjects including the Kenwood Chef mixer.  He is currently writing a monograph on the new theatres built across Britain between the 1950s and 1980s. Geraint Franklin works with Historic England as an architectural historian, where he has coordinated national studies of post-war schools and commercial buildings. He is working on a monograph about the Brutalist practice Howell Killick Partridge and Amis.

Dr Claire Gapper is an independent scholar who has specialised in the history of early decorative plasterwork in Britain since completing a PhD at the Courtauld Institute in 1998. An online version of her thesis is available at www.clairegapper.info

In addition to academic research her work includes reports on plasterwork undergoing conservation, for bodies such as the National Trust and Historic England.

Shane Gould works in the Government Advice Team of Historic England dealing with matters relating to planning, local government and national infrastructure.  He was formerly employed as an historic environment adviser within Essex County Council and Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council.  Shane has a particular interest in the industrial heritage, its conservation through the planning process and has published widely on the subject.

Adrian Green is a lecturer in History at Durham University, where he completed a PhD in History and Archaeology on the buildings of 16th-18th Century Durham in 2000. Since completing his PhD, Adrian has continued to research the social and economic contexts for housing change in England between the 15th and 18th centuries. Adrian's work ranges from the housing of the poor, industrial workers, and middling sort households, through to the houses of the gentry, and the architectural patronage of bishops. An up-to-date list of publications is available at  https://www.dur.ac.uk/history/staff/profiles/?id=398.

Peter Guillery is an architectural historian and editor for the Survey of London, the topographical series founded in 1894 that is now part of the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Outside the Survey his publications include The Small House in Eighteenth-Century London (2004), Behind the Façade, London House Plans 1660-1840 (2006, with Neil Burton) and, as editor, Built from Below: British Architecture and the Vernacular (2011).

Richard Halsey FSA worked for English Heritage for nearly thirty years, especially concerned with the conservation of churches and cathedrals. He is President of the British Archaeological Association 2013-16 and serves on a number of charitable historic building trusts. His most recent article is on the C12th church of Carrow Priory in Norwich (BAA Conference Transactions for 2012).

Mike Harlow is the Governance and Legal Director at Historic England. Mike first qualified as an engineer before converting to the law and working in the City for 15 years. He joined EH in 2007 and has been very heavily involved in devising reforms to the system of protection of the historic environment, particularly in the drafting of the Heritage Protection Bill, PPS5 and the National Planning Policy Framework. He has had a strategic role in key planning casework and in the plans to create a new charity to look after the 420 properties in EH's care.
Dr Elain Harwood is a senior architectural investigator at Historic England specialising in post-war architecture, and a honorary trustee of the Twentieth Century Society. Her bumper book on the post-war era, Space, Hope and Brutalism, will be published in 2014, and a revised guide to England's post-war listed buildings in 2015.  She is co-editor of the Twentieth Century Society's journal and the EH/C20 series Twentieth Century Architects, and an adviser to the Architectural Association's course in building conservation.

Dr Gordon Higgott FSA is an independent architectural historian who specialises in architectural drawings and design practice in early modern England. He has catalogued the architectural drawings of Inigo Jones, a collection of English Baroque drawings at Sir John Soane's Museum, and Sir Christopher Wren's drawings for St Paul's Cathedral at London Metropolitan Archives. He has published widely on the work of Inigo Jones and the history of St Paul's Cathedral. He is currently preparing a new edition of Jones's annotated copy of Palladio's I Quattro libri dell'architettura at Worcester College Oxford. He previously worked for many years as an historic buildings inspector for English Heritage in London.

St Paul's website is:  http://www.stpauls.co.uk/Cathedral-History/The-Collections/Architectural-Archive/Wren-Office-Drawings

The Soane Museum Baroque drawings catalogue website:

 http://jeromeonline.co.uk/drawings/index.cfm?display_scheme=473 

Nick Hill lives in Leicestershire, and has been recording and researching buildings in the surrounding area for over 25 years. He is an active member of the Vernacular Architecture Group, with an interest in domestic buildings of all periods. His published articles include studies of Oakham Castle, Northborough Manor and cruck buildings. He also works as a project manager with Historic England and has coordinated major repair projects, including Apethorpe Hall. 

Dr Olivia Horsfall Turner is an architectural historian. She is Curator of Designs at the V&A and Lead Curator for the V&A+RIBA partnership. Previously, she worked as an Architectural Investigator at English Heritage and as an Historian with the Survey of London. Her research focusses on the architecture of early modern England, particularly on the intersection of antiquarianism and architectural culture. She also has a special interest in perceptions of architectural style and in representations of buildings in text and image. Her work has been published in Architectural History and the Antiquaries Journal, and she edited ‘The Mirror of Great Britain’: National Identity in Seventeenth-Century British Architecture (Spire, 2012). You may have seen her on BBC4 presenting Unbuilt Britain – an exploration of unrealised architectural designs. 
Maurice Howard is Professor of Art history at the University of Sussex, President of the Society of Antiquaries of London (2010-14) and President of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain since 2013. He has published widely on the architecture, painting and applied arts of 16th and 17th century England and on several gallery projects at the Victoria and Albert Museum and, most recently, on the Making Art in Tudor Britain project at the National Portrait Gallery. His latest book is The Building of Elizabethan and Jacobean England (2007).

Heather Jermy is an Associate at Purcell. Having trained as an architect and buildings archaeologist, she joined Purcell eight years ago where she established the Heritage Consultancy service and today acts as Head of the team. She is currently chair of the East Anglia branch of the IHBC, regularly lectures at conferences and seminars and provides a wide range of advice on the management, conservation, maintenance and development of the historic built environment.

http://www.purcelluk.com/who-we-are#/our-people/heritage-consultants

Follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/HA_Jermy

Douglas Kent BSc(Hons), BSc, MSc, MRICS

is a chartered building surveyor specialising in building conservation and the Technical and Research Director at the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. He publishes, lectures and broadcasts on historic buildings and also serves on many committees for organisations devoted safeguarding our built heritage.

http://thespab.wordpress.com

Dr Andrea Kirkham is an accredited wall paintings conservator with 30 years of practical experience. Conservation projects include schemes dating from the early medieval to the twentieth century.

Research interests include secular wall paintings across a wide period focusing on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her PhD on ‘Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Secular Wall Paintings in Suffolk’ 

is being converted into a book on secular wall paintings in England and Wales.
Dr. Andrew Lacey is an historian with a specialism in sixteenth and seventeenth century British and European history and an interest in the arts and architecture of that period, particularly seventeenth century classicism. He has taught courses on Inigo Jones and the arts of the court of Charles I and on Sir Christopher Wren. He is also interested in the relationship between art, architecture and political power in this period as well as the influence of the classical tradition on western culture and education Jeremy Lake is the Landscape and Resources Analyst for English Heritage's Historic Environment Intelligence Team. He has long experience and a track record of publication in vernacular architecture, archaeology and historic environment research, initially with the National Trust and in private practice, and since the 1988 with Historic England. He has published widely on many topics, from farmsteads and landscapes, military sites including Bletchley Park, the landscape and architectural legacy of Methodism and (embarrassingly) the archaeology of swimming.
Dr Robert Liddiard is Senior Lecturer in Landscape Archaeology at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. He has written extensively on fortified landscapes and in particular on the high-status landscapes of medieval castles. His major publications include Anglo-Norman Castles (2003), Castles in Context (2005), The Medieval Park (2007) and Champion (2013). http://www.uea.ac.uk/history/people/profile/rob-liddiard

Sarah McLeod is the Chief Executive of The Arkwright Society which is an educational charity devoted to the rescue of industrial heritage buildings and helping to preserve the precious built and natural landscape in and around Cromford, Derbyshire.  She is currently overseeing a £48 million restoration project at Cromford Mills which is a listed World Heritage Site.  A published writer she has made regular contributions to journals including Interdisciplinary Science Review, Greener Management International and currently writes a monthly column for Derbyshire Life magazine. Sarah makes regular contributions to local BBC Radio and is an active member of ERIH, the European Route of Industrial Heritage, sitting on the UK Steering Group.  She will take on the role of Chair at the UK Association of Building Preservation Trusts from April 2014.

http://cromfordmills.org.uk/

Bob Meeson left the Staffordshire county archaeology service to lecture and to work as an independent historic buildings consultant. The author of numerous papers, and a former president of the Vernacular Architecture Group, he now undertakes independent research on vernacular buildings. His drawings in the CBA handbook – Recording timber-framed buildings: an illustrated glossary – have been reproduced in a wide range of publications.

http://www.vag.org.uk/

Jeremy Musson is a freelance architectural historian and broadcaster: Architectural Editor of Country Life magazine 1997-2008, and a former National Trust assistant curator, he is author of many articles on historic buildings and several books including The Country Houses of Sir John Vanbrugh (Aurum, 2008), English Ruins (Merrell, 2011) and English Country Interiors (Rizzoli, 2011). He co-wrote and presented the Curious House Guest series on BBC2, is a regular lecturer for the Attingham Summer School, and for the Cambridge Building History course and elsewhere. He is hon. tutor to the Plunket Scholars of the SPAB. He is also an associate of Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd and collaborates with Caroe Architecture Ltd on conservation advice and reports for clients, including the National Trust; currently a trustee of the Country Houses Foundation, Stowe Mansion Preservation Trust and Moggerhanger House Preservation Trust, Mr Musson also sits on the Fabric Advisory Committee of Ely Cathedral.

Dr Roderick O'Donnell FSA, a former Inspector at English Heritage, has three Cambridge degrees.

His specialism is C18-C20 Catholic church architecture.
Professor Marilyn Palmer is an industrial archaeologist who has worked to establish her discipline in the academic environment and became Britain’s first Professor of Industrial Archaeology and Head of the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester, 2000-2006.  Her most recent book is the Handbook on Industrial Archaeology, published by the Council for British Archaeology in 2012 She was a former Commissioner with the Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England; President of the Association for Industrial Archaeology; Vice-President of the Council for British Archaeology; member, Industrial Archaeology Panel, Historic England; member of the Midlands Regional Advisory Board, the National Trust. On retiring from the University of Leicester, she obtained a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship which has enabled her to carry out research into the introduction of domestic technology into country houses and to undertake project work for Historic England and the National Trust.  She is writing a book on this which is to be published jointly by these two organisations and she gives many lectures and leads tours on the topic to country houses in the UK.
Pat Payne trained as an architectural photographer with the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (RCHME) producing large format images for the archive and publications. Pat has also worked in partnership with Victoria County Histories and also Pevsner Architectural Guides, providing images for the Essex and Norfolk volumes. Currently employed by Historic England her work includes photography for many publications and projects including the latest guidebook for Kenwood House.

Anthony Peers is an architectural historian with training in building conservation.  In his work he engages with those proposing changes to historic buildings, providing evidence and guidance to ensure that schemes are planned from an informed standpoint.  He is the Deputy Chairman of the Ancient Monuments Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.  His Birmingham Town Hall: An Architectural History (Lund Humphries, 2012) received a Special Mention of the Jury in the 2013 Europa Nostra Awards. 

Alan Powers received a PhD from Cambridge, where he was also an undergraduate, on Architectural Education in Britain 1880-1914. He has divided his time between conservation activism with the Twentieth Century Society, exhibition curating, writing and teaching, latterly at the University of Greenwich. His focus is on the twentieth century in Britain, and his coverage of the period includes aspects of art and design as well as architecture. His most recent book is Eric Ravilious, artist and designer (2013).

John Preston MA (Cantab) DipTP IHBC is a freelance artist, historic environment consultant and lecturer.  He studied architecture and history of art at Cambridge before becoming a town planner and specialising in conservation. He recently retired as Historic Environment Manager for Cambridge. He has been involved in national conservation issues for 30 years, including 10 years as education secretary for the IHBC; he is a Trustee of the Conference on Training in Architectural Conservation. He is vice-chair of the IHBC Policy Committee; he leads for the IHBC on green issues, and is on the steering group of the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance.  

Treve Rosoman is now an independent scholar having spent nearly thirty years with the Curatorial department of English Heritage. Primarily a furniture historian he is interested in all aspects of historic interiors, especially the small details.  He has written on the furnishing of Lord Burlington’s Chiswick House, the history of wallpaper, staircases and windows. Elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries he is vice-chair of the Hogarth House Trust and sits on the committees of the Construction History Society, the Furniture History Society and is Newsletter Editor for the Regional Furniture Society.

Professor Andrew Saint is the General Editor of the Survey of London.  He taught for eleven years in the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge, and is the author of Richard Norman Shaw (2nd edn, 2010), The Image of the Architect (1983), Towards A Social Architecture: The Role of School-Building in Post-War England (1987) and Architect and Engineer: A Study in Sibling Rivalry (2007).

http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/architecture/research/survey-of-london


Roger M Thomas studied archaeology at the universities of Southampton and Cambridge. He has been working for Historic England, in variety of roles, since 1984. His areas of interest and expertise include British later prehistory, urban archaeology, landscape archaeology, historic landscape characterisation and archaeological heritage management (especially its legal aspects). He has published and lectured widely on these topics. He is also a non-practising barrister. Dr Susanna Wade-Martins is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History at the University of East Anglia. Her particular interest is agricultural history and the landscapes and buildings associated with it. She is a past chairman of the Historic Farm Buildings Group. Her published works connected with this subject include Historic Farm Buildings (1991), Farms and Fields (1995), Farmers, Landlords and Landscapes (2004), The English Model Farm (2002) and with Miles Glendinning on the farm buildings of Scotland, Buildings of the Land (2008). She has a special interest in Norfolk and the Holkham estate and wrote A Great Estate at Work: Holkham and its inhabitants in the nineteenth century in 1980 and Coke of Norfolk a biography in 2009.
Christopher Wakeling has taught for many years at Keele University.  He is a former chair of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain and past president of the Chapels Society.  He has a forthcoming book on Nonconformist places of worship and is currently revising Pevsner’s Staffordshire. Anthony Walker qualified with distinction as an architect in 1964 at Regent Street Polytechnic. He jointly set up DLG Architects in 1972 and continued as senior partner until 2005. In 1990 he undertook a postgraduate diploma in Building Conservation at the Architectural Association with a dissertation on ‘The Modern Movement and Beyond: Modern Materials their Philosophy and Conservation’. He has lectured on modern materials at conferences here and in the USA and published several papers on the subject: Plastics: First Universal Building Material in Preserving Post War Heritage English Heritage, Plastics: The Building Blocks of the Twentieth Century Construction History Journal Vol. 10, Ubiquity in search of Identity Journal of Building Appraisal Vol 5. He now provides heritage consultancy services to DLG and a number of other architects and clients and is also a Trustee of the Kensington Society and Chairman of the Edwardes Square Scarsdale and Abingdon Association.

 Professor David Watkin's research interest is classical architecture from antiquity onwards, but particularly from the eighteenth century to the present day. He has published on general topics including A History of Western Architecture (4th edn, 2004) and English Architecture: A Concise History (rev. edn, 2001), as well as more specialised monographs on Thomas Hope, James "Athenian" Stuart, and C. R. Cockerell. His Sir John Soane: Enlightenment Thought and the Royal Academy Lectures (1996) received the Banister Fletcher award, and his other publications include German Architecture and the Classical Ideal: 1740-1840 (1987) and Morality and Architecture Revisited (2001).

Ian Whyte is Emeritus Professor of Historical Geography in the Environment Centre at Lancaster University. Originally from Edinburgh he has previously worked and taught at Glasgow, Swansea and Edinburgh universities. His research interests include social, agricultural and landscape change in post-medieval Britain, especially upland areas. He has written over 20 books on these and other themes including, most recently, a Dictionary of Environmental History. Retired (notionally!) he lives in central Lancashire and is currently editor of the Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society.

Tours of the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art 2016-17

The tour dates for the next academic year are:

  • Tuesday 11th October - 2:00pm
  • Thursday 13th October - 11:00am (postgraduate only)
  • Tuesday 25th October - 2:00pm
  • Thursday 3rd November - 11:00am (postgraduate only)
  • Tuesday 8th November - 2:00 pm
  • Thursday 17th November - 11:00am (postgraduate only)
  • Tuesday 22nd November - 2:00pm
  • Tuesday 6th December -2:00pm
  • Tuesday 24th January - 2:00pm
  • Tuesday 14th February - 2:00pm
  • Tuesday 28th February - 2:00pm
  • Tuesday 14th March - 2:00pm 
  • Tuesday 2nd May - 2:00pm
  • Tuesday 20th June - 2:00pm
  • Tuesday 4th July - 2:00pm

     

Please note these times are subject to change at the department's discretion

To book a place email Reception (reception@aha.cam.ac.uk)

These are informal tours of the Faculty. Please note that these are not open days, and there will not be an opportunity to meet members of staff. This is a busy working department so it is not guaranteed that all facilities will be available to visit on every tour.

Prospective students are encouraged to take advantage of the activities offered by the department in the July University Open Day to gain the best understanding of the course.