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We are a group of volunteers with expertise and ideas on the medieval city.
Dr Mark Webb
I’m a specialist in medieval urban archaeology and history and have published on Coventry’s medieval and post-medieval history. I was born in Coventry but now live in London. I’m also a trustee of The Historic Coventry Trust and work for The Prince’s Foundation where I’m responsible for raising funds and finding sustainable uses for the restoration of historic buildings.
I’m a copy-editor and proof reader for academic publishers, businesses and authors. I’m also a writer and have written several guidebooks for the Churches Conservation Trust / Jarrold Publishing. In the past I’ve worked for the museums, heritage and tourism sectors and have an MA in Arts and Social Sciences and a Diploma in Museum Studies.
I’m the Chief Executive Officer for Museum of London Archaeology. Born in Coventry, I have worked on some of the iconic Coventry sites in the 1970s, such as 122-123 Much Park Street, Broadgate and Whitefriars. My subsequent work has centred in the East Midlands and I was involved in the major excavations that revealed the nave of Coventry’s first cathedral and a large section of the city’s town ditch. I have an MA in Archaeological Method and I’m a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in London.
I studied the city of Coventry as an architecture student and became fascinated by the city's significant past, as well as the contrast with today's perception of Coventry. Re-imagining how sites are used is central to my work. At Jo Cowen architects I enjoy designing new communities, having previously worked on cultural projects including the Royal Opera House and galleries for the V&A and the British Museum.
I’m the Head of Development for Safeline. Previously, I was the Head of Development at Culture Coventry, the city’s major museum and art gallery trust. I have experience in museums, art galleries and also within the commercial sector. I have a degree in Medieval History from the University of St Andrews.
Coventry is my home. Not even a four-year stint abroad stopped me from coming back. I honestly believe this city has far more to it than people often give credit for. That's why I decided to join Medieval Coventry. I'm glad to do what I can to help promote some of the city's medieval treasurers – and many artefacts we can boast are not only beautiful but truly rare.
The tapestry in St Mary's Guildhall was the subject of my MPhil dissertation at the University of Cambridge and sparked my passion for Coventry's medieval history. I've worked for various museums and heritage sites in the past, including a museum association and the Chelsea Physic Garden in London. Currently, I am a Donor Relations Manager at UCL.