We have been most fortunate in our list of previous speakers for The Annual Archive Lecture, all leading experts in their field and listed below:
2016: William Harvey
Professor Mark Caulfield
2014: Charity and Commemoration: The Tudor Roots?
For those of you that were unfortunate enough to miss Dr Starkey's talk, an audio recording of it can be found here.
Dr David Starkey, CBE is a historian, broadcaster and Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. The only child of Quaker parents, he was educated at Kendal Grammar School and Cambridge, where he wrote his ground-breaking dissertation on the court of Henry VIII. Now one of Britain's leading historians, he writes books, curates historical exhibitions and presents TV documentaries, which combine scholarship with wide popular appeal. Winner of the WH Smith Prize for Biography and the Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History, he is Trustee of the Mary Rose Trust, Liveryman for the Worshipful Company of Barbers, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Historical Society, and has Honorary Degrees from the Universities of Lancaster and Kent. He was made CBE in 2007. An Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society, he is a Churchfriendly atheist who loves the beauty of the liturgy, music and buildings of the Church of England. He is also an outspoken and controversial panelist on programmes like Question Time. He lives with his long-term partner in London and Kent.
2013: London Projects
Sir Michael Hopkins, CBE
Architect and Royal Academician. Co-founder of Hopkins Architects, whose work includes the new opera house at Glyndebourne, The Mount Stand at Lord’s Cricket Ground, The Queen’s Building at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and Portcullis House in Westminster.
2012: Staircase Wit: Hogarth’s Paintings at St Bartholomew’s Hospital
Art historian and critic. Editor of The British Art Journal. Visitng Professor in The Department of English, University College London since 2007. Expert on William Hogarth and author of A Rake's Progress: From Hogarth to Hockney (1997), Enlightened Self-interest: TheFoundling Hosital and Hogarth (1997) and Hogarth, France and British Art (2007).
You can read Christopher Howse’s coverage of this event in The Telegraph here.
2011: The Rebuilding of St Bartholomew’s Hospital by James Gibbs
Chartered Architect, Surveyor to the Fabric of The Royal Academy of Art and member of The Archives Committee, Barts Health NHS Trust.
2010: Public Art in 18th Century England
Dr Charles Saumarez Smith, CBE
Art Historian. Previously President of The Museums Association, Director of The National Portrait Gallery and The National Gallery. Appointed CBE for services to art. Current Secretary and Chief Executive of The Royal Academy of Art.
2009: Goodbye England’s Heritage
Dr Simon Thurley, CBE
Academic and architecture historian. Previously the Inspector of Ancient Monuments for English Heritage, Curator of Historic Palaces and Curator of The London Museum. Appointed CBE for services to conservation. Chief Executive of English Heritage since 2002.
2008: Mercy, Madness, Pestilence and Death
Dr Richard Cork.
Art historian, editor, critic and curator. Previously The Slade Professor of Fine Art at Cambridge University, The Henry Moore Senior Fellow at The Courtauld Institute of Fine Art and judge for the Turner Prize.