20 Jul Ballot Results

We've elected 2 new Honorary Fellows:  

  • Joscelyn Godwin, BA, MusB, MA, PhD. Emeritus Professor of Music, Colgate University, NY (has special interests in music and esotericism; was born at Kelmscott Manor and has made a significant gift to the Society of his parents’ works of art inspired by Kelmscott).
  • Simon Russell Beale, CBE, MA, Hon DLitt. Actor, broadcaster and musical historian (best known as an actor for his Shakespeare parts; has a lifelong interest in history, particularly of music and has performed a recital evening to raise funds for the Society’s Library).

We've elected 8 new Fellows:

  • Katherine Fennelly, BA, MA, PhD. Lecturer in Heritage, University of Lincoln (has worked on the archaeology of the lunatic asylum; assistant editor of Post-Medieval Archaeology).
  • Michael Tutton. Independent scholar, author and editor (has spent his career in the repair and conservation of historic buildings and has published extensively on conservation and the history of construction).
  • Diana Swales, BA, MSc, PhD. Lecturer in Forensic Archaeology, University of Dundee (has wide experience in the excavation and analysis of human skeletal remains and funerary artefacts in the UK and St Helena).
  • Miriam Clare Stevenson (née Gill), BA, PhD. Tutor in Art History (an authority on medieval wall painting in Britain from the 14th to 16th centuries; has published many articles on their iconography, style and meaning).
  • Turi King, BA, MA, MSc, PhD. Reader in Genetics & Archaeology, University of Leicester (has worked on the genetic legacy of the Vikings in England; led the DNA identification work on the Richard III project and has shown that the Society’s arched-frame portrait is the most accurate portrait of Richard III).
  • Lucy Blue, BA, DPhil. Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Southampton (her primary areas of research are the Graeco-Roman harbours of Alexandria and other ports on the Red Sea coast; has published widely).
  • Jayne Ryder, OBE, MA. Chair, Historic Environment Scotland (has held leadership and board roles in numerous heritage organisations; carries out research into cultural policy in Romania and Bulgaria).
  • Kathryn Davies, BA, MA, DPhil. Heritage and Planning consultant (her research interest is early modern, secular wall paintings, especially how they illustrate the lives of ordinary people; she has lectured and published widely)