Dr Lynne Walker, BA (TN), PhD (London)

History of women and architecture, 1600 to the present; gender, space and architecture in Britain (17th century to the present)

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Lynne Walker set up and now runs the course, An Introduction to Visual Sources for Historians, at the IHR and contributes to the MA in Contemporary British History at the CCBH.

Awards and Fellowships

2018- Honorary Fellow, Royal Institute of British Architects

2002- Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, University of London

1999 Clark Fellow, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA

1989-1991 RIBA Research Award, Royal Institute of British Architects

1977-1978 Birkbeck College Studentship

Research and publications

She is writing a history of gender, space and architecture in Britain (17 th century to the present) and her current research interests also include “Women and Church Art” (Sage, forthcoming), as well as a special study of “Lady Anne Clifford” (Lund Humphries, forthcoming).


  • 2017  AA Women in Architecture : 1917-2017, editor and contributor, AA Publications, London, 2017
  • Gender, Space and Architecture: A History of Women in Britain from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day (in preparation)
  • 2004  Art & Design: A Source Book, with Jane Beckett, Helena Blaker and Pamela Church Gibson, British Film Institute, London
  • 1997  Drawing on Diversity: Women, Architecture and Practice, exhibition catalogue, RIBA Heinz Gallery, London
  • 1981  Victorian & Edwardian Architecture in the North-East, exhibition catalogue, Laing Art Gallery, Tyne and Wear County Council Museum
  • 1982  Between the Wars: Architecture and Design on Tyneside 1919-1939, exhibition catalogue, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, with Cheryl Buckley
  • 992  Editor and contributor, Cracks in the Pavement: Gender/Fashion/Architecture, Sorella Press, London 
  • 1984  Editor and contributor, Women Architects: Their Work, exhibition catalogue, Sorella Press, London
  • 1984  Editor, William Morris, Ministry of Public Works and Urbanism, Madrid (in Spanish)


  • 2004 and 2018 (forthcoming) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography [nine articles: British architects]
  • 2011 “Women and Church Art”,  Churches 1870-1914, special issue Studies in Victorian Architecture and Design, ed. Andrew Saint and Teresa Sladen, vol.3, pp.120-143
  • 2006  “Locating the Global/Rethinking the Local: Suffrage Politics, Architecture and Space”, Women’s Studies Quarterly, special issue The Global & the Intimate, ed., Geraldine Pratt and Victoria Rosner, Spring-Summer, vol. 34, nos. 1 & 2, pp.174-196
  • 2002  "Home-making: An Architectural Perspective", Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Spring, vol.27, no.3, pp.823-835
  • 2002  “Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Image, Identity and Space”, with Deborah Cherry, Visual Culture in Britain, vol.3, no.2, pp.33-56
  • 1996  “Interview with Elisabeth Benjamin”, The Modern House Revisited, Twentieth Century Architecture, no.2, pp. 73-84
  • 1994  “The Forgotten Architecture of Vision: Aiton & Scott’s Factory Office for Aiton & Co., Derby, 1930-1”, Industrial Architecture, Twentieth Century Architecture, London, no.1, pp. 24-30
  • 1990  “Concrete Proof: Women, Modernism and Architecture”, Feminist Art News, vol.3, no.4, pp.6-8
  • 1988  “Design, Class and Gender in Edwardian Britain”, Feminist Art News, London, vol.2, no.5, pp.13-15
  • 1988  “Britische Frauen und Architektur 1671 bis 1939”, Versprunge, Berlin, pp. 5-6
  • 1986   “The Entry of Women Into the Architectural Profession in Britain”, Woman’s Art Journal, USA, vol.7, no.1, pp.13-18
  • 1982  “Craft and Design Between the Wars”, Craft Quarterly, Autumn, with Cheryl Buckley
  • 1981  “The Inval Weavers”, Craft Quarterly, Autumn, pp.69-71 with Colston Sanger
  • 1980  “The Royal Geographical Society’s House: An Architectural History”, Geographical Journal, vol. 146, part 2, pp.178-189
  • 1981, “House Calls” [LCC architecture], Building Design, August
  • 1978  “Liverpool Cathedral”, Building Design, March