Introduction to Issue 4
Historic England Commissioner Charles O' Brien introduces the latest issue of Latest News, incorporating Historic England Research digital magazine.
As a Commissioner of Historic England and a member of its Advisory Committee - and also as an architectural historian and editor - I am delighted to introduce the fourth issue of Historic England Research.
This digital magazine illustrates the wide variety of research projects undertaken and commissioned by Historic England and the way that new insights, understanding and practice are ensuring that the historic environment continues to be relevant both to local communities and to the wider environmental debate.
Amongst other topics, this issue includes articles on important waterlogged archaeological remains; change to historic landscapes; the relationship between cultural heritage and the function of ecosystems; technological innovation in the 19th century; and procedural innovation in the 21st century.
Previous issues of the magazine are available to download from the Historic England website. I hope you will enjoy this latest addition to the series.
Commissioner, Historic England
Mr Charles O'Brien
Charles is an architectural historian and joint Series Editor of the renowned Pevsner Architectural Guides.
Previously, Charles worked for the Historic Buildings Department of The National Trust in its southern region. He is a member of Historic England’s Advisory Committee and London Advisory Committee, the Advisory Board for the Victoria County History and the Heritage and Arts Committee of the Mercers Company.
Charles was appointed as an Historic England Commissioner in 2016.