To introduce myself, my working life has always been focused on inspiring people, intriguing buildings and beguiling landscapes.

When I discuss the present, I'm informed by the past and vice versa. I write about the achievements of determined, even forgotten, women and men, I celebrate and discuss architecture of quality, both old and new, while I have a particular liking for Utopian experiments and unlikely places.

One thing leads to another, unlikely connections emerge. That's the way my world goes round.

News 2023-24


Excellent Essex Old Street Publishing, hardback (Sept. 2019) paperback (April 2021)


An Essex walk with Michael Landy  https://firstsite.uk/essex-way-walks/

Odes on Essex, BBC R3 Essay series, The Essex Wayhttps://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-essex-way/id471685852?i=1000507050903

Gresham College: Britain's First Environmentalist. Marking 400 years since John Evelyn's birth. Livestreamed October 29, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOik751LhHk

Participant in Princeton Womxn in Design and Architecture conference on Minnette de Silva, March 2021. https://wda.princeton.edu/conference/2021/minnette-de-silva-constructive-dialogues

More writing

Essay 'Round and Round the Power Station' in Sunset Sunrise Sunset (Art on the Underground 2022).

Essay 'Land in Common' in Hage (Lund Cathedral, 2022) https://raangen.se/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/hage_folder_eng_web.pdf

Essay 'North Bucks Monorail City'  in Extinct: A Compendium of Obsolete Objects (Reaktion, 2021)

Forthcoming online essay in celebration of Colin Ward's centenary  (Bristol Ideas Festival, 2023).

Introduction to facsimile edition of Nikolaus Pevsner's The Leaves of Southwell (Five Leaves Publications, 2023)

Forthcoming essay in The Modernist 46 Massive

More Essex, to come

Chapter 9  'Bradwell A' in ed. Dr Johanna Dale.  St. Peter-on-the-Wall: Heritage and landscape on the North Sea coast  (UCL Press, summer 2023)

Recent reviews and journalism

Apollo Magazine, regular features and online contributions


Recent LRB blogs include





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