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Edmund Simons

Member of Common Room

Edmund Simons has 30 years of professional experience in managing, recording, and understanding historic buildings and landscapes. He has worked on projects ranging from re-purposing whaling stations on sub-Antarctic islands, to creating management policies for Pemba (Zanzibar) and working on high-level consultancy for major UK infrastructure projects. He frequently acts as an expert witness in planning inquiries and for ten years was heritage masterclass tutor for the Royal Town Planning Institute. He is Head of International Heritage for Wessex Archaeology, a Reader at the Centre for Remote Environments (University of Dundee), a member of the ICOMOS Events and Education Committee, a Member of the Institute for Historic Buildings Conservation, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He also has a deep interest in rock-cut buildings and is working on a survey of the many examples in the UK.

Ed undertook a PGDip and a Master of Studies at Kellogg, they changed the direction of his professional life and he is delighted to be returning to the college and hopes his experience may help current students.