Robert McNulty is now into his second stint as a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College. Robert is the founder and head of an international non-profit, Partners for Livable Communities, which has been 40 years in existence. He has spent the last 10 years at Oxford teaching at the Centre of the Environment and is a member of the Senior Conference Room at Oriel.
He is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Population Ageing and is currently organising a conference relating to public health, particularly for low-income individuals, to be held at the Rockefeller Foundation’s International Conference Centre in Bellagio, Italy; his third conference with the Rockefeller Foundation.
Robert’s previous conferences with the Rockefeller Foundation were undertaken with the Centre for the Environment and its director Gordon Clark, at Oxford, within the School of Geography and with the former Head of the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States, William Reilly, on the issue of resiliency, looking particularly at the growth of older populations as a major concern.
Robert also has a keen interest in archaeology and heritage, having consulted for the Heritage Lottery and is interested in the relationship that the amateur can play, when working with the professional, in archaeology. In 1968 he himself worked in the emerging field of historical archaeology, medieval archaeology in England, as an apprentice to the distinguished Englishman, Ivor Noël Hume, who founded the whole field of historical archaeology when he became Director of Archaeology at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.
Robert is currently pursuing his interest in archaeology, focusing on underwater archaeology in Scandinavia and Scandinavian Baltic waters and on wrecks that have dates of sinking that have consequences for objects found. He is a specialist in the glass industry of the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe and the containers found on such vessels will help to date a chronology of evolution of their forms.