Drew Anderson is responsible for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s stained glass collection. He received an M.A. in Stained Glass Conservation from the Victoria & Albert Museum, and served as senior co...
Drew Anderson is responsible for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s stained glass collection. He received an M.A. in Stained Glass Conservation from the Victoria & Albert Museum, and served as senior conservator in the Stained Glass Conservation Section of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London from 1996-2004. He previously held a position as Manager at Goddard & Gibbs Stained Glass Studios, Ltd. in London. He has served as a stained glass committee member of the Council for the Care of Churches and Chairman of the Institute of Conservation Stained Glass Section in the UK.
I am a full time historical researcher and author with an academic background in History, Sociology and Politics at degree and postgraduate degree level. I also have a Post Graduate Certificate in Edu...
I am a full time historical researcher and author with an academic background in History, Sociology and Politics at degree and postgraduate degree level. I also have a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education), which qualifies me to teach adults. I was awarded a second MA with Merit in Biography and Creative Non Fiction by the University of East Anglia.
I have been conducting family, house and local history research on a full time professional basis since 1992, setting up my own research company in 1997, and am a full member of Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA), the foremost accrediting body in the UK. I began my research career by working at Norfolk Record Office for six years. During this time I conducted research on a daily basis on behalf of those who could not visit in person, and assisted visitors with their own research projects. While working at the record office I also transcribed and indexed numerous documents dating from the sixteenth century onwards, including poor law settlement examinations, probate records, coroners’ inquests and quarter sessions court papers.
As well as a wide range of private clients from across the world, I have assisted several authors, academics, journalists and television producers with their background research. These include the BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are?, and I appeared on the Mary Berry episode in 2014 and the Jonnie Peacock episode in 2018. In addition to this have been featured widely in local press, national family history magazines and blogs, and appeared on various local radio shows as an expert and educator in the field. Other organisations I have worked for include local architects, property developers, marketing companies, solicitors, hotels and pubs; the heritage sector; the New England Historic Genealogical Society in America; Customised Heritage Tours in Australia and national newspapers.
As a qualified teacher of adults, I have given talks and run courses and workshops on family history and house history research at all levels from beginners to post-graduate locally, nationally and online. These include at Bury St. Edmunds Record Office, The Genealogy Show at the NEC, the Family Tree Live show; the Who Do You Think You Are? Live show; The Family History Shows; the Society of Genealogists; Adult Education services; a two year post-graduate course at the University of East Anglia; Heritage Open Days; the National Writers’ Centre; the National Centre for Writing; the Families in British India Society (FIBIS); the Guild of One Name Studies, the Society for One Place Studies; the National Trust; Deepings Literary Festival and numerous family and local history societies, museums and libraries.
I played a key role in developing the genealogy certificate programme offered by an online course provider, and taught for them for ten years. Many of my courses are attended by librarians, record office staff and people aiming to set up as professional researchers. In the past I also taught adults on Access, A Level, GCSE and NVQ courses in history and humanities related subjects through the Adult Education and HM Prison Services. Whilst working for the latter I received Home Office security clearance. I have also been a visiting lecturer on archival research for the MA in Biography and Creative Non Fiction at UEA.
I am the author of several research guides, biographies and local histories: ‘Tracing Your Ancestors: Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk’, ‘Tracing Your House History’ and ‘Writing Your Family History are all published by Pen and Sword Books. Another guide on ‘Tracing Your Tudor and Stuart Ancestors’ and a local history on ‘Struggle and Suffrage in Norwich’ are in progress for the same publishers.
My biography of the fascinating and overlooked hero of the English Civil Wars, Vice-Admiral Sir John Lawson is entitled ‘Lawson Lies Still in the Thames’. This was published by Amberley Publishing, and I have a contract with them for another biography of two sisters called ‘The Huguenot Daughters’. My local history ‘I Therefore Post Him as a Coward’ about a scandal in a north Norfolk village in 1836 was published by Poppyland Publishing, and I am working on some new projects for their booklet series.
Robert Bargery FRSA is Executive Director of the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust. He was principal researcher at the Royal Fine Art Commission from 1995–1999 before serving as Head of Policy and Resea...
Robert Bargery FRSA is Executive Director of the Royal Fine Art Commission Trust. He was principal researcher at the Royal Fine Art Commission from 1995–1999 before serving as Head of Policy and Research at its successor body, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment. From 2002 to 2016 he was Chief Executive of the Georgian Group, the national charity for the preservation of buildings and landscapes of the eighteenth century.
His publications include Design Champion (2019), Decorating Parliament (2017), The Amateur Artist: Sketching the English Country House (2016) and, as editor, Design Quality and the Private Finance Initiative (1997) and The Design Education of Engineers (1996).
Catherine Woolfitt is an architectural conservator, building archaeologist, and accredited member of the Institute for Archaeologists (IfA). She combines a wide knowledge of building archaeology and...
Catherine Woolfitt is an architectural conservator, building archaeologist, and accredited member of the Institute for Archaeologists (IfA). She combines a wide knowledge of building archaeology and history with practical experience of conservation methods and materials appropriate to buildings, ancient monuments, and sculpture.
After completion of training in classical archaeology and art conservation in 1992, she worked in Rome (at ICCROM – the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage) and the UK (National Museums of Scotland in Edinburgh and Bournemouth University).
Her work experience covers the range of architectural periods from classical Greek and Roman to medieval monuments and buildings of the twentieth century. Project experience encompasses major redevelopment schemes, including St Pancras and Kings Cross Stations, and input at various stages from planning and procurement to execution of remedial work to heritage fabric.
Becky is the Lichen Biodiversity Scientist at RBGE, responsible for research about lichens from an evolutionary perspective. Her research aims to understand the diversity of lichens using a wide range...
Becky is the Lichen Biodiversity Scientist at RBGE, responsible for research about lichens from an evolutionary perspective. Her research aims to understand the diversity of lichens using a wide range of tools from inventory and biogeography, to population genetics and the structure of symbiotic relationships. She teaches lichen biology and species interactions at the graduate level and lichen identification for the public, and she serves as Co-Chair of the IUCN Lichen Specialist Group.