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Emma Wells

Emma Wells


A global authority on British historic buildings and sites, Dr Emma Wells speaks on social history, the historic built environment, theology, art and architecture.

She has presented at the Listed Property Show, Who Do You Think You Are?, Durham World Heritage Site and at the Institute for Historical Research.

Emma’s PhD dissertation earned her the distinction of being honoured as the 2011-12 British Archaeological Association Ochs Scholar. She has lectured at Durham University’s Archaeology and Combined Honours departments as well as York St John University, where she taught theology. She was also appointed Convenor for the PGDip in Parish Church Studies within the Department of History at the University of York and has worked for the Centre for Lifelong Learning.

The British Museum’s Treasures of Heaven exhibition and the Lindisfarne Gospels Leverhulme Trust project have featured Emma’s insights.

Emma advises and provides on-screen historical expertise for various media channels including the BBC and Channel 4.

A published author, copywriter, and editor, Dr Wells’s publication repertoire includes prestigious academic journals, handbooks, magazine editorials, and websites.

She is currently writing about the hidden histories of royal residences and Prodigy houses, as well as transforming her PhD thesis into a book. Her book Pilgrim Routes of the British Isles was published in 2016.


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