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 2019 – 2020


Excellent Essex Old Street Publications (Sept. 2019)

Calendar of events: East London (Havering Museum) 5 October 13.00, Colchester (Red Lion Books, 8 October, 18.30), Saffron Walden (Gibson Library, during afternoon and evening, 16 October), C20 bus tour of S E Essex (ticketed event, book out. 19 October 10.00 to 16.30), Layer Marney (ticketed evening event, 9 November), Roxwell Church (21 November, fundraising evening), Wivenhoe Library (part of Essex Book Month) (evening, 11 March 2020).  

Chapter on John Soane in Lives of Houses, forthcoming (eds. Hermione Lee & Kate Kennedy, Princeton University Press, 2020)

Contribution to Extinct: A Compendium of Obsolete Objects (Reaktion, 2020)


Chapter:  'Plotlands to New Towns'  in Radical ESSEX (2018)

Contribution to New Town Utopia companion book (ed. Christopher E Smith, 2018)

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