St John's College Oxford

Dr Simon Bradley

Research Associate in Architectural History

Biography

My project is the revision of the Buildings of England account of Oxford and South Oxfordshire, for publication by the Pevsner Architectural Guides (Yale University Press). The core of the new edition will be Nikolaus Pevsner’s classic account of 1974, updated and expanded to take account of subsequent scholarship, new building, and other physical change.

Having recently completed the revised edition of Cambridgeshire in the same series, I am interested in comparisons with the ‘other’ university in terms of architecture, planning and patronage. The new edition will also cover the buildings of the town, in both their local and national context. My research extends to public sculpture, murals, stained glass and church furnishings, as with other volumes in the series.