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PhD cover

After my Art History BA at the University of Manchester, I went on to take an MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art, and subsequently wrote a PhD there. The Courtauld does not make its students’ theses public on the British Library’s EThOS, so this is the only place you can read it.

You may also be interested in my MA and BA dissertations.


Book Reviews


Ely Cathedral: 700 Years Since Disaster“, Gone Medieval (A History Hit podcast), 5 February 2022

General public talks and seminars

  • “The English Parish Church Chancel as Architectural Genre”, British Archaeological Association, Society of Antiquaries at Burlington House, Piccadilly, 6 December 2017. Watch me give this paper on the BAA’s YouTube!
  • Sedilia in English churches: Development of a genre through function and formMicroarchitecture and Miniaturized Representations of Buildings: Different Scales for Different Materials?, Paris, Institut national d’histoire de l’art, 8-10 December 2014. Watch me give this paper on!

Unpublished conference papers

  • “The standing fabric of the collegiate church of St Mary, Shrewsbury: some problems and suggestions”, British Archaeological Association Conference 2019: Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology in Shrewsbury and Mid-Shropshire, July 2019.
  • “When it comes to the clunch… Material, form and function in the Gothic chancels of Cambridgeshire”, British Archaeological Association Conference 2018: Cambridge: College, Church and City, September 2018.
  • “Spot the altar: locating the liturgy in the Romanesque parish church” CRSBI session at Leeds International Medieval Conference, July 2018.
  • Crossing the threshold: The layperson’s experience in the parish church chancel”, Pilgrimage: Location and Imagination – Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust annual conference, Wolfson College, Cambridge, 16 April 2016.
  • Modes of modo et forma in the fourteenth-century English Parish Church” , A day seminar in celebration of the work of Dr Richard K. Morris, The Courtauld Institute of Art (organised by the British Archaeological Association), 20 February 2016.
    Watch me give this paper on YouTube! (edit: annoyingly The Courtauld seem to have privated the videos from this conference and I never saved it. boo. was a good paper too)
  • Bums on seats: Between material and documentary evidence in the study of parish church sedilia” “Flaws” London Medieval Graduate Network conference 2014, UCL, 29th May 2014.
  • The Judgement on the Harington Tomb at Cartmel PrioryCourtauld 18th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 2 Feb 2013.

Conferences organised

  • Towards an Art History of the Parish Church, 1200-1399, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 2 – 3 June 2017 (jointly with Meg Bernstein, University of California Los Angeles, Courtauld institutional Kress Fellow 2015-17)

    Although I was not involved in the editorial work beyond initial selection, the eminent papers from this conference were published under The Courtauld Books Online series, available here

Cultural tours led