3 Nov Ballot Results

We've elected 10 new Fellows:   

  • Richard Pears, BA, PhD. Librarian, Durham University Library (President, Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne; has extensive experience in public and academic libraries and has lectured and written on architectural history, particularly of provincial Georgian Britain).
  • (William) Lawrence Banks, MA, DL, CBE. Retired merchant banker (recent chairman of the Sir Joseph Banks Archive project; trustee of the Chevening Trust, involved in the restoration of the house and its contents).
  • Peter Lindfield, MA, PhD. Research Fellow, University of Stirling (scholar of 18th- and 19th-century visual culture, particularly architecture, furniture and heraldry; his writing focuses on Georgian design history).
  • Adrian Seville, MA, PhD. Retired university administrator (expert on the cultural history of printed board games, which he collects and on which he lectures and writes widely).
  • Cherry Ann Knott, BA, PhD. Independent scholar (has worked in town planning and for the Crafts Council; formerly property manager, Sudbury Hall, Derbyshire, whose archives she has researched and on which she has written a major book).
  • Charlotte Potts, BA, MA, DPhil. Associate Professor, University of Oxford (well-known scholar of Etruscan art and archaeology; in 2015 published an important analysis of cult buildings in central Italy in the 1st millennium BC).
  • Ian Brown, PhD. Professor of Anthropology, Alabama University (has carried out fieldwork and excavation in the American South for 40 years and researched ancient salt industries worldwide; has published extensively).
  • Seif el Rashidi, BA, MA, MSc. Magna Carta Programme Manager, Salisbury Cathedral (previously delivered and managed the Durham World Heritage site and was an archivist at the American University in Cairo).
  • Christopher Wood, BSc, MSc. Head of Building Conservation and Research, Historic England (researcher and author of extensive technical papers on building conservation, especially historic materials; lectures regularly).
  • Adrian Charles James, MA, DipLib. The Society’s Assistant Librarian 1980-2016 (has a wide and unrivalled knowledge of the collections and antiquarian studies in general; has lectured to the Society and published on historical meteorological observations).