My most recent academic publication is the edited volume Medieval Architecture, art and history at Bristol Cathedral: an enigma explored (, a collection of essays by Roger Leech, John McNeill, Christopher Wilson, Paul Crossley, Julian Luxford, James Clark, Joseph Bettey and others – including myself. Co-edited with Beth Williamson, it has been handsomely produced, with many illustrations, by Boydell and Brewer. It is available from them, from on- or off-line retailers, or direct from me ( for £55 (plus any post and packing).

Before that, there was Westbury-on-Trym, monastery, minster, college (Bristol Record Society, 2010), a volume co-authored with Professor Nicholas Orme. My contribution is a detailed analysis of the collegiate remains at Westbury, the church of which — unexceptional today — turns out to have incorporated a very unusual subterrenean burial chapel contructed by Bishop John Carpenter (d. 1476). Its history, decoration, architecture and iconography — all remarkable — can to a large extent be reconstructed. The publisher’s website is:

Other papers are in preperation, and I am due to submit the results as a PhD by prior publication at the University of Bristol. Details of these and other academic activity (including previous publications, mostly on medieval church architecture but also on Avebury, Wiltshire) are on my CV.

I also teach, mostly undergraduates in the History of Art department at the University of Bristol, and postgraduates in MA courses in Historical Studies at the same university, under the umbrella of Bristol’s Centre for Medieval Studies. I occasionally teach elsewhere, for example at Oxford University’s Centre for Continuing Education.

For details of my many tours and dayschools, see Join My Tours.

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