Very pleased to announce that I was invited to speak at this year’s BBC History Magazine’s Weekend in York. I will be talking all about how to build a medieval cathedral on the Friday evening (19th) at 5pm at the Yorkshire Museum. The ‘Weekend’ is filled to the roster with an assortment of historical delights and…… Continue reading BBC History Weekend
Category: Historic Buildings
Those Walls Can Talk!
In my recent ‘History Matters’ article for History Today (March 2018), I discuss how the seemingly insignificant objects of our daily lives, notably, buildings, are actually vital tools to understanding our past.
PGDip in Parish Church Studies: future collaboration!
As the PGDip in Parish Church Studies programme goes from strength to strength, I wanted to let you in on a very exciting forthcoming collaboration between the course and a wonderful organisation dedicated to protecting our nation’s churches, though I can’t say too much at this present moment (frustrating, I know, but I promise I will reveal all as soon as I can).
The new MA in English Building History
A little late to be classified as “news” perhaps, but I am delighted to announce that the new MA in English Building History (which I developed) is now available at the University of York, with applications for the September 2018 intake open (though places are almost filled!)
Heaven On Earth: The Lives and Legacies of the World’s Greatest Cathedrals
After several months of keeping this very big secret, I am extremely proud to announce my next book: Heaven On Earth, an illuminating narrative of the conception and legacies of twenty of the world’s greatest cathedrals interwoven with an exploration of the lives, legends and scandals of the people who built them. Heaven On Earth will…… Continue reading Heaven On Earth: The Lives and Legacies of the World’s Greatest Cathedrals
How naughty was the past?
Here is a short history of the hidden depths of the medieval church that I wrote for BBC History Magazine (Online): History Extra.
Tickets available for Ripon International Festival and pre-order to be first to get your hands on a copy of my new book!
My travels this summer – literary festival appearances
Just a quick note to say I shall be out ‘n’ about this summer, traversing the moors, dales and peaks of the North as I promote my forthcoming book, Pilgrim Routes of the British Isles.
Just a short message to say I am now represented by Specialist Speakers for all types of speaking engagements.
The Listed Property Show
I have been invited to speak on the importance of researching your home at The Listed Property Show (in association with Historic England), on Sunday 13th March at Harrogate HIC – one of two locations of the Listed Property Owners Club annual event.
If you are maintaining, altering or renovating your listed home – or even looking to buy one – The Listed Property Show is not to be missed!