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Philip Baker

Lecturer in Architecture

School of Architecture

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

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Phone number: + 44 (0) 1865 482849


Location: Room AB.4.11

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


  • Baker P, Vernon E, Ed., The Agreements of the People, the Levellers and the constitutional crisis of the English Revolution, Palgrave Macmillan (2012)
    ISBN: 9780230542709
    Abstract Website
  • Harding V, with Baker P, Davies M, Merry M, Newton G, Myhill O, Smith R, People in place: families, households and housing in early modern London, Centre for Metropolitan History, Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London (2008)
    ISBN: 9781905165223
  • Baker P, Ed., The Putney Debates: the Levellers, Verso (2007)
    ISBN: 9781844671755
    Abstract Website

Journal articles

  • Baker P, '"Londons Liberty in Chains Discovered": The Levellers, the Civic Past and Popular Protest in Civil War London'
    Huntington Library Quarterly 76 (4) (2013) pp.559-587
    ISSN: 0018-7895 eISSN: 0018-7895
  • Baker P, 'Radicalism in Civil War and Interregnum England'
    History Compass 8 (2) (2010) pp.152-165
    ISSN: 1478-0542 eISSN: 1478-0542
  • Vernon E, Baker P, 'What was the First Agreement of the People?'
    Historical Journal 53 (1) (2010) pp.39-59
    ISSN: 0018-246X eISSN: 0018-246X
    Abstract Website
  • Merry M, Baker P, '"For the House Her Self and One Servant": Family and Household in Late Seventeenth-Century London'
    London Journal 34 (3) (2009) pp.205-232
    ISSN: 0305-8034 eISSN: 0305-8034

Book chapters

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Other publications

Further information


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