Welcome to my website
‘The entire object of true education, is to make people not merely do the right thing, but to enjoy right things; not merely industrious, but to love industry; not merely learned, but to love knowledge.’ John Ruskin (1819-1900)
I am an art historian with a particular fascination for architecture and the decorative arts. I provide bespoke tours of historic buildings for individuals and groups and give talks on related subjects.
Often to be found lurking in the darker reaches of the V&A, or strolling around an historic house as if I own it, I simply delight in making discoveries that I can pass on to others.
This is the essence of what I love about knowledge - the desire to share with others what I have learned, and to throw in a little fun along the way.
Please read on to learn more about my talks and tours. Let me know what you think of my website or contact me for further information. Should you attend one of my events as a consequence of visiting this site, please come and say 'hello' - I would be delighted to meet you.
‘On behalf of Stoneleigh WI I would like to thank you for coming to our meeting and giving us such an interesting talk. We all thoroughly enjoyed it, and I hope that at some time in the future we will be in touch with regard to a guided tour.’