Close up of Gillian Darley

“My interests focus on intriguing buildings, beguiling landscapes, inspiring people.
One thing leads to another, unlikely connections emerge. Writing about the present, I’m informed by the past and vice versa.
I read listen and look. What I learn I love to share.”

News 2017 – 2018


Nottingham, Five Leaves Bookshop half-day event

Saturday 11 November, 1.30 - 4.30 Parks, Council Estates & Essex!

With Travis Elborough and Ian Waites



Writing: forthcoming or in progress

Essay for Aeon, October 17,  2017

Chapter in  AA Women in Architecture 1917 - 2017  (just published)

Chapter:  'Plotlands to New Towns'  in Radical ESSEX (Focal Point Gallery, coming soon)

Chapter on John Soane in Lives of Houses (eds. Hermione Lee & Kate Kennedy, 2018)

Excellent Essex (Old Street Publishing) eta autumn 2018


Archive Hour on Subtopia, BBC R4 on 7 May 2016 (still available)

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