Brookes Reader in Architectural History appointed as advisor to Historic England
Friday, 13 April 2018
An Oxford Brookes academic has been appointed to the London Advisory Committee of Historic England.
Regarded as the public
champion of historic places and the established authority on English heritage, Historic
England is the government's
statutory adviser on the historic environment.
Dr Elizabeth Darling is
Reader in Architectural History and teaches on the History of Art programme at
Oxford Brookes University. Elizabeth works on 20th century British
architectural history with a particular interest in inter-war modernism, social
housing, and gender.
Speaking about her
appointment Elizabeth said: “I wanted to
engage with architecture in the public realm and to share my expertise and
knowledge outside of a traditional academic context. As a
Londoner born and bred, to be able to contribute to the conservation of the
city that I love, and to ensure that generations of Londoners to come can enjoy
the collective memory of the city that is embodied in its architecture and
spaces as I do, will be an immense privilege.”
In her role as advisor she
will work alongside other built environment experts, such as planners,
architects and builders, providing expertise and making recommendations which
can inform the planning process. As part of the London committee she will
specifically advise on planning applications relating to individual buildings,
monuments, conservation areas, parks and gardens in London.
More information about History of Art and History courses
at Oxford Brookes University can be found on the School
of History, Philosophy and Culture webpages.