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Officers of the Society

Honorary posts

Patron

Photograph of John BryanJohn H. Bryan III

A businessman and an avid collector of English Arts & Crafts and early English furniture and decorative arts. He is President of The Crab Tree Farm Foundation, Inc., which supports education and exhibition of English and American Arts & Crafts furniture, textiles, and decorative arts.

Honorary President

Photograph of Ian HamertonProfessor Ian Hamerton

Chair in Polymers and Composite Materials in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol. Former chairman and long-serving council member of the Society for the Arts & Crafts Movement in Surrey (ACMS). Principal author and editor of WAS Benson : Arts and Crafts luminary and pioneer of modern design (Antique Collectors' Club, 2005).

Honorary Vice-Presidents

Photograph of Wendy HitchmoughDr Wendy Hitchmough

Senior Lecturer in the Art History Department at the University of Sussex, formerly Head of Historic Buildings and Research at Historic Royal Palaces. Art historian specialising in the art, architecture and design of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of seven books including C.F.A. Voysey (Phaidon, 1995), The Arts and crafts home (Pavilion, 2000), and Arts and crafts gardens (V&A, 2005).

 

Photograph of Mike DudaMichael Duda

Retired corporate treasurer and corporate recovery specialist. Chairman of Halwill Parish Council, Devon. Former chairman of The Winsford Trust (owner of the Winsford Cottage Hospital). Lover of architecture, and of all things Italian, especially art, architecture and food!

Council

Chair

Photograph of Julie FlowerJulie Flower

Leadership and team development consultant in the public sector. MA in History (Cambridge), and MLitt in Art History (St Andrews), where her dissertation on the work of Baillie Scott and Lorimer was published under the title Two houses in Fife. Julie is rekindling her academic interest in architectural history through the Voysey Society.

Deputy Chair

Photograph of George ButlinGeorge Butlin

Interior designer, now retired, specialising in museums, galleries, theatres, and many international 5* hotels. Other passions include Alvis motor cars, Bedford Park (where he lives) and painting.

Secretary

Photograph of Alastair Dick-ClelandAlastair Dick-Cleland

Project Development Manager for the Landmark Trust responsible particularly for the selection of potential new buildings. Holds a BA in Experimental Psychology (Oxford), Diploma in Architecture and the Building Arts (Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture), and the RICS Postgraduate Diploma in Building Conservation (College of Estate Management).

Membership Secretary

Photograph of Hannah ButlinHannah Butlin

Chartered Structural engineer at Alan Baxter Ltd. She takes a special interest in the engineering and conservation of historic buildings.

Publications Secretary

Photograph of Charles LawrenceCharles Lawrence

Retired conservation architect and part owner of the Sanderson building. Historian of 1960s motorboats and archivist to the Fairey Owners' Club. He also serves on Southern Buildings Committee of the Victorian Society.

Research coordinator

David MetcalfeDavid Metcalfe

Chartered accountant working in the insurance industry. Particularly interested in Arts & Crafts influences on the design of model communities such as Letchworth, Hampstead Garden Suburb and Bournville.

Events Secretaries

Photograph of Catherine SidwellCatherine Sidwell

Design historian and writer, with experience as a curator and exhibitions and projects manager for the V&A, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Sydney) and the British Museum. Currently researching the work of C.F.A. Voysey as a PhD student at Kingston University (London.)

 

Photograph of Nigel BeggNigel Begg

Retired architect; parish councillor for Ansford (Somerset) and member of its neighbourhood planning group. Co-author of Converting old buildings into new homes (Crowood, 2010)

Treasurer

Photograph of Peter KingDr Peter King

Retired university librarian.

Project Officer

Photograph of Mike SmithMike Smith

Corporate career in people management within the building materials and social housing sectors; now runs several small businesses. Interested in architecture from a social history perspective but has long admired the architecture and wider work of the arts and crafts movement and joined the Society to learn some more!

Council members

Photograph of Mike DudaRichard Havelock

Qualified dentist. Former Clinical Director of NHS community dental services in Berkshire, and Medical Director of an NHS Trust. Now Chairman of the Medical Museum at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and a volunteer at the National Trust’s Basildon Park. Has been fascinated by the life, work and context of CFA Voysey since seeing at the age of 12 a drawing of one of his houses. Interested also in music and art, especially of the 19th and 20th century.

 

Photograph of Christopher PancheriChristopher Pancheri

Retired architect from an Arts & Crafts background who continues to be inspired by the life and work of C.F.A. Voysey and his family.

 

Photograph of Tony PeartTony Peart

Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design and Illustration at the University of Cumbria; painter and occasional craftsman. A passionate collector of the Arts & Crafts Movement for over 30 years, and holds a particular affection for the work of C.F.A. Voysey.

 

Photograph of Peter WhitePeter White

Retired industrialist. F.T.I. C.TECH., F.C.I.M., F.R.S.A., F.B.I.T. Part owner of Moor Crag for over 30 years. Patron of Blackwell since its inception.

Other officers

Twitter correspondent

Photograph of Chris RycroftChris Rycroft

Lawyer and former academic and professional publisher; Philip Webb and Arts & Crafts architecture enthusiast; also keen on choral music, whodunnits, PG Wodehouse, country walks.


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