Other Organisations and Societies

Over the years I have been involved with a large number of organisations as a trustee, committee member or as an associate. This section lists the main ones.

I am an active member of a number of scholarly organisations and have become involved with a number of others through my work. I have been elected to three professional bodies:

  1. Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
  2. Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
  3. Member of the Institute of Field Archaeologists

I have also held (or still hold) a number of visiting professorships and fellowships:

I am a member of all sorts of specialist and period societies, but I have had a particularly close involvement with the following:

  • Co-founder and committee member of the Society for Court Studies since 1995; President 2006-12; Honorary Vice-President and committee member since 2012 (see also: Court Studies on this site)
  • President of the London and Middlesex Archaeology Society 2004-7
  • Chairman of the City of London Archaeological Society 1998-2002; Patron since 2002
  • Vice President of National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies 1998-2008
  • President of the Huntingdonshire Local History Society since 2004
  • Patron of the London Parks and Gardens Trust since 2004

And I am involved with a number of other bodies in an advisory capacity:

  • Member of the Advisory Board for the institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Durham.
  • Editorial advisor for the London Journal, the British Art Journal, the Court Historian and BBC History Magazine

And finally, in relation to my scholarly activities, I have been fortunate to have been given various honours in recognition of my work in architectural history and heritage:

  • Honorary Doctorate from the City University in 2002
  • Honorary Fellowship at Royal Holloway College since 2003
  • Honorary Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects since 2003
  • Honorary member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors since 2008.
  • Honorary Doctorate from University of Bath in 2010
  • Commander of the British Empire in 2011

At the Museum of London, at English Heritage and since I have been active in organisations connected to my professional work, two in particular have been important:

In 2018 I was honoured to be appointed a director of the Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Project.

Finally, over the years, I have been a trustee of various organisations:

  • Council Member for St. Paul’s Cathedral from 1999 to 2015
  • Trustee of the Canal and River Trust from 2010 to 15
  • Trustee of the Dickens House Museum 1998-2008