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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 2020

Writing:

Excellent Essex Old Street Publications (Sept. 2019)

Calendar:

Talking

2020. Everything below postponed or cancelled due to COV-19.Watch this space later on. Stay well.

Braintree Museum

Essex Record Office,  Chelmsford

Great Bardfield Historical Society, Friends Meeting House

Cambridge branch of the Sick Children's Trust

 Tilty Archaeological & Local History Group

Other writing and/or talking

One in a BBC R3 series of five essays celebrating Essex,  recorded by each writer. Delayed.

Commission in the Raangen programme for Lund Cathedral, Sweden. Essay around 'Hage', a walled public garden designed for development area in Brunnshog outside Lund by Norwegian practice, Brendeland & Kristoffersen. 2020 - 21. Jes Fernie and Gillian Darley will discuss on the Architecture Foundation 100 days project, April 29 at 5 pm.

'John Soane and the autobiography of houses'  in Lives of Houses (eds. Hermione Lee & Kate Kennedy, Princeton University Press, 2020)

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

Also on Essex

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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