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Brian Stater


College Tutor (part-time) in architectural history at the Bartlett School of Architecture (London UCL), since 1997.  Has a wide-ranging interest in photography.  UCL staged an exhibition of his photography in 2004.  Has recently completed work on a photographic project of Canary Wharf, London, which will be exhibited at a private gallery in 2011.

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Professor Andrew Hopkins


Andrew was previously assistant director of the British School in Rome.  Since 2004 he has been an Associate Professor at the University of Aquila, Italy.  Part of his PhD, from the Courtauld Institute, was in Venetian Architecture and from this, among his many awards, he was presented with the Essay Medal of 1996 by the Society of Architectural Historians (GB).

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Caroline Knight


Lecturer and tutor on the V&A year course: High Renaissance to Baroque, the Visual Arts 1500 - 1720.  Architectural historian, trained at the Courtauld and specialising in 16th to 18th century English and Scottish architectural history and patronage.  Researched the history of Kensington Palace.  Has published on the Cecil family and several articles on architecture and the history of travel.  Lectures widely in Britain and the USA.  Writing a book on country houses around London.

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Jeanne Dolmetsch


Granddaughter of Arnold Dolmetsch, pioneer of the Early Music Renaissance.  Trained by her father Carl Dolmetsch to play recorder, viol and harpsichord and studied violin and piano at the Royal Academy of Music.  Specialist in the interpretation and performance of 16th, 17th and 18th century music and has given concerts and lecture recitals worldwide.  For many years worked as a craftsman at the Dolmetsch Musical Instrument workshop and from 1972-2001 was assistant director and then director of the Haslemere Festival of Early Music, founded by her grandfather in 1925.  Lectures are presented digitally with pictures and recorded music and are available as Study Days.  Lectures with live music performed by two or three musicians can also be arranged.

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Peter Dewar


An accountant by profession.  Also a researcher - Heraldry Consultant to Christie's, many times, Falkland Pursuivant Extraordinary to the Court of the Lord Lyon King of Arms in Edinburgh, genealogist.  Editor of Burke's Landed Gentry of Scotland.  Has lectured widely in UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.  Trustee of Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies and past Chairman of the Association of Genealogists and Records Agents.  Chairman of National Trust for Scotland, London Members' Centre.

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Louise Schofield


Having been Curator of Greek Bronze Age and Geometric Antiquities in the British Museum for thirteen years, Louise now works on international archaeological projects, principally in Turkey and Albania.  She lectures for a number of universities and institutions, including Florida State University, Christie's Education and cruise companies.

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Caroline McDonald Haig


Caroline is a design and decorative arts journalist and author.  She is a London Blue Badge Guide specialising in themed tours of American museums and art galleries.

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Rupert Willoughby


A prize-winning historian who specialises in the domestic and social life of the past.  A graduate with First Class Honours in History from the University of London, he is the author of the best-selling Life in Medieval England for Pitkin, of guides to castles owned by English Heritage and Hampshire County Council, and of a series of popular histories of places, including Chawton: Jane Austen’s Village and Basingstoke and its Contribution to World Culture.  He contributes regular obituaries to The Times and The Daily Telegraph, writes privately-commissioned histories of houses, and is an experienced lecturer - and occasional broadcaster - on a broad range of topics, with a particular interest in architecture, interior decoration and costume.

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Eveline Eaton


Freelance lecturer in Fine Arts and tour-guide to Berlin / Dresden / Munich / Cote d’Azur / Normandy / New York.  Recently elected Chairman of the Dresden Trust.

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John Iddon


Lecturer and Guide at both Tate Britain and Tate Modern.  Ran an MA course in Heritage Interpretation at St Mary's University College.  Has lectured freelance to numerous art societies, to the National Trust and the Peggy Guggenheim Gallery in Venice.  Lectures on art for cruises.

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