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Professor Gavin Stamp MA, PhD, Hon FRIAS, Hon FRIBA, FSA

Professor Gavin Stamp, MA, PhD, Hon FRIAS, Hon FRIBA, FSA

Emeritus Honorary Professor of the History of Architecture


Gavin Stamp was born in Bromley in 1948 and read History and then the History of Art at Cambridge. For most of his career he has been a freelance writer on the history of architecture as well as teaching, organising exhibitions and dabbling in architectural journalism. For a dozen years he taught the history of architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art, and was eventually made an honorary professor by the University of Glasgow. Since 2003 he has reverted to being an independent scholar. He has a particular interest in 19th and 20th century British Architecture and has written about the work of Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, the Gilbert Scott dynasty and Sir Edwin Lutyens, amongst others. He has also published on the earliest photography of London and the history of telephone kiosks. His most recent books are Britain's Lost Cities, The Memorial to the Missing of the Somme and Lost Victorian Britain. He is an honorary Fellow of both the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and the Royal Insitute of British Architects and considers that one of the greatest boons to civilisation which originated in England was the railway