History

I study history to understand who we are and why we think and act as we do. I found the topic of my PhD when, discussing a new historical booklet for the beautiful church where I sing, I found nobody could explain who founded it or why. My postdoctoral research fellowship, on the episcopal churches built by the great gothic architect George Gilbert Scott, was interrupted by illness so there is still much to write up.

History CV

2016- Secretary of the Scottish Church History Society.

2013-15 The Business Networks of George Gilbert Scott (Postdoctoral research fellowship, University of the West of Scotland).

2013 ‘The episcopal congregation of Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh, 1794-1818’ (PhD, Stirling, 2013) (Stirling University website). This was a collective biography of the 430 people listed in the chapel registers, and their Rector, Bishop Daniel Sandford. You can explore their stories here.

2001 ‘John Jewel, Thomas Harding, and the debate about the Elizabethan Church’, MPhil, Kings College, Cambridge.

2000 MA, New Hall, Cambridge.