Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Brookes Reader in Architectural History appointed as advisor to Historic England

Friday, 13 April 2018

Dr Elizabeth Darling

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.