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Ralph Wade


2018- : Ph.D. in the History of Art, Cambridge University.

  • Foundation Scholar, and fully funded by a St John's College Graduate Scholarship.

2017-18: 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.

2014-17: B.A. (First Class, with a First at Prelims) in History, Durham University.


2019 (Jul-Sept): Placement within UNESCO, Paris (World Heritage Centre)

  • 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