Philip Baker

Senior Lecturer in Architecture

School of Architecture


Philip is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture, where he teaches on the cultural context modules across the BA programme. He is also cultural context co-subject lead on the RIBA Studio programme. An historian by training, he 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 and supervision


Teaching Interests

  • The City of London
  • Urban expansion and development
  • Issues relating to public and private space
  • The history and politics of citizenship


Philip has published widely in the field of early modern English history, especially on the English revolution, the City of London and parliamentary record keeping. He has contributed articles to Historical JournalParliamentary HistoryLondon Journal and Huntington Library Quarterly, and is the editor of Proceedings in Parliament 1624The Levellers: the Putney debates and co-editor of The Agreements of the People, the Levellers and the constitutional crisis of the English revolution.



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Further details


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