The Team

The Team

Dr Jenny Alexander

Dr Jenny Alexander, Fellow of Society of Antiquaries, BA in Art History, PhD in Medieval Archealogy, Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick, Chair of the Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland.

Dr Jenny Alexander has expertise in cathedral and church architecture from the early medieval through to the early modern period. She is a specialist in buildings archaeology, the science of telling the story of the building by deciphering its building history. She has written extensively in the academic literature, with over 50 papers on buildings, currently completing a book on the whole subject of masons’ marks and their uses in British buildings. She is also writing a book for the general market on pilgrimage in the UK, recreating the journeys that medieval pilgrims made to visit the great, and lesser-known shrines. Jenny taught in Adult Education for a number of years and led field trips in the UK and further afield.

Dr Christopher J Brooke

Dr Christopher J Brooke BSc (Hons), PhD, FSA, FRHistS, AFRSPSoc, MIFA, IHBC

Christopher Brooke read his first degree in Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bradford before researching for his PhD at the University of Nottingham in the field of archaeological remote sensing.  His research involved the use of scientific, nondestructive methods of recovering archaeological information from buildings, excavations, and sites under survey.

He has worked in a wide range of organisations from Central and Local Government, through university teaching appointments and industry, to freelance consultancy.  He specializes in nondestructive archaeological site survey, photography, digital-image analysis, environmental study, the history and archaeology of churches, and the recording and conservation of historic buildings.  Dr Brooke lectures in medieval archaeology and history, with particular expertise in the development and investigation of churches; he has written over thirty papers and books. His latest work is Safe Sanctuaries: Security and Defence in Anglo-Scottish Border Churches 1290-1690 published by John Donald, Edinburgh. He has particular research interests in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, the northern counties of England, and the Anglo-Scottish Border.

A Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Associate Fellow of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, and a member of many professional organizations both nationally and in the East Midlands, Dr Brooke serves on a large number of advisory boards and committees.

Dr Brooke was formerly head of the Historic Environment Service with Leicestershire County Council, and more recently the Deputy Director of Conservation with the National Trust for Scotland. He is an Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of History, at the University of Nottingham, and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Geography at the University of Durham.