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Dr Hubert Pragnell

Member of Common Room

Part-time Tutor, Architectural History

Department for Continuing Education

Dr Hubert Pragnell, Common Room Member since 2003.

He  has been at part-time tutor for  the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education since October 2003 in history of art and architecture. He  has devised and  taught over  twenty five 10 week courses for the department.  He also teaches the architecture module for the University Certificate in History of Art.  Prior to joining the department  he was Head of History of Art at the King’s School, Canterbury for 29 years.  He studied Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford,  History at the universities of  Kent & York; for the latter he has just completed a PhD. As well as enjoying painting, especially in watercolour & has exhibited at the Mall Gallery he has written a number of books and articles. He recently published a paper in ‘Architectural History 2020’, Tunnels in Arcadia: Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Portal Designs for the Great Western Railway’ and Batsford have just republished a revised version of Industrial Architecture, first published in 2001. His other publications include:

The Chapel & Chaplains of Eltham Palace,  Archaeologia Cantuiana, 1968

The London Panoramas of Robert Barker & Thomas Girtin,  London Topographical Society, 1968

The Styles of English Architecture, Batsford  1984

Walks through Ten English Towns (illustrator), Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988

Britain: a Guide to Architectural Styles, Batsford,  1995

Industrial Britain, an Architectural History, Ellipsis, 2000

Artists’ Oxford (contributor), Contemporary Watercolours, 2005

The Friars in Medieval Britain (Contributor) Harlaxton Medieval Studies, Shaun Tyas, 2010

Portraits of British Schools (contributor), Contemporary Watercolours, 2012

York: An Architectural Guild, Northern Arts publications, 2014

Lawrence Wright’s Panorama of London from St Paul’s Cathedral 1948-54 (joint author), London Topographical Society, 2018.