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Philip Baker

Lecturer in Architecture

School of Architecture

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

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Philip is a Lecturer in the School of Architecture, where he teaches on a number of the cultural context modules across the BA programme. He is an historian by training and was educated at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, the University of Sheffield and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He worked previously on a number of major research projects at the University of Oxford, Birkbeck, University of London and the Centre for Metropolitan History at the University of London, and was the Research Assistant for the Place, Culture and Identity research group at Oxford Brookes.

Teaching Interests

  • The City of London
  • Urban expansion and development
  • Seventeenth-century architectural history
  • The politics of space

Further information


  • Senior Research Fellow in the Humanities Research Institute, University of Buckingham
  • Associate Fellow, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography