University Lecturer in the Historic Environment
Department for Continuing Education
BA, MA, PhD Leeds, MA Oxford, FSA, FRHistS
Paul Barnwell is University Lecturer in the Historic Environment, and Director of Studies for the Department for Continuing Education’s historic environment and architectural history programmes. He is course director and tutor for the part–time Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural History, which is taught in collaboration with the School of Planning at Oxford Brookes University (for whose students it forms part of an MSc in Historic Conservation). He is also co–director of the part–time D.Phil. programme in Architectural History. In addition, he runs a suite of weekly classes and weekend schools in architectural history, and has joint oversight of a programme of professional training courses in the historic environment.
Paul Barnwell’s teaching covers English architectural history from the Anglo–Saxon period to the present day, and he has published on a wide range of subjects within the field. Primarily an interdisciplinary medievalist, his principal current research interest concerns the ways in which English parish churches can contribute to understanding medieval religious life and experience. In addition to architectural history, he has a research interest in the history of late antiquity and the early middle–ages, with a particular interest in the administrative and legal history of the Western Roman Empire and its successors down to the eighth century.
Paul Barnwell is a former President of the Vernacular Architecture Group and has been an Honorary Visiting Fellow in the Department of History at the University of York. He is a member of editorial advisory boards for Northern History, Vernacular Architecture and the Victoria History of the Counties of England.
Within Kellogg College, Paul Barnwell is Fellow Librarian. He welcomes suggestions for the development of the Library, and the College is always grateful for donations of material which falls within the Library’s Collections Policy.