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Ralph Wade

Ralph Wade

Convenor of the Rickman (Architectural History) Society (2019-2020)

Lecturer/Supervisor on Part I: Meaning and Making of Art


Ph.D. in the History of Art, Cambridge University, (2018-).
Foundation Scholar, and fully funded by a St John's College Graduate Scholarship.
M.Phil. (with Distinction) in the History of Art, Cambridge University.
Highest mark in the Department, and winner of a St John's College M.Phil. Prize.

B.A. (First Class Honours, with a First at Prelims) in History, Durham University.

2020: Paul Mellon Centre, Research Support Grant.

2019: UNESCO, Paris (World Heritage Centre), Placement.
Funded by a Cambridge Careers Service award.


Research Interests

  • David Bryce (1803-1876) and the Scottish Baronial: An Architectural and Cultural History
  • The Country House practice of H. S. Goodhart-Rendel's 'Rogue Architect' Edward Buckton Lamb (1805/6-69)
  • The 'Lost Houses' of England and Scotland, particularly the twentieth-century demolitions of Victorian Country Houses
  • Architecture and Literature:
    • The architectural literature and fiction surrounding the Scottish Baronial
    • The fictional architecture of Evelyn Waugh
    • The literary culture of the 'Rogue Architects'

Under the supervision of Dr Frank Salmon