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Author, broadcaster and professor, Dan Cruickshank is a regular on the BBC, best known for his popular series Britain’s Best Buildings, Around the World in 80 Treasures and What the Industrial Revolution Did For Us. His knowledge of the architectural gems of the world combine with his natural humour and the experiences of a worldly wise journeyman have made him one of the most enthralling and captivating speakers available today.
Dan has travelled Afghanistan for the BBC Omnibus series to discover what cultural treasures remained after years of civil war and bloodshed, his series Under Fire reported on the scale of looting of Iraqi treasures.
In 2011 he wrote and presented the Country House Revealed series in which he visited six houses never previously opened to the public and examined the lives of the families who occupied them. He co-presented Brick by Brick: Rebuilding Our Past alongside Charlie Luxton in 2012.
His books include Around the World in 80 Treasures; Life in the Georgian City; The Guide to the Georgian Buildings of Britain and Ireland; Invasion: Defending Britain from Attack and The Story of Britain’s Best Buildings. He was also editor of the 20th edition of Sir Banister Fletcher’s A History of Architecture.
He is an Honorary Fellow of RIBA with a BA in Art, Design and Architecture. For three years he was visiting professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Sheffield. He is a member of the London Faculty of the University of Delaware.
He is a leading expert on architecture and historic buildings, and a frequent contributor to The Architects’ Journal and The Architectural Review. He is an active member of the Georgian Group and a member of the Architectural Panel of the National Trust.
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