UK Committee Member
Simon Thurley is one of the founder members of the Society. With a PhD from the Courtauld Institute his primary area of interest has been the architecture of the Tudor and Stuart Court. He has published monographs of Whitehall Palace, Hampton Court, Somerset House and Oatlands and has written a thematic book on Tudor Royal palaces. He also has an extensive periodical bibliography. He has formerly been Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces and Director of the Museum of London. He is now the head of English Heritage. His latest books are Men From the Ministry, a history state heritage protection in England for Yale University Press and a history of building in England for Harper Collins.