Penelope Harris, MA MHMA, a retired Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management, is reading for a PhD at Bangor University on the development of the architectural profession in the mid nineteenth-century. She was a founder member of the volunteer editor group looking at Llanfyllin Workhouse for The National Archives. Her areas of special interest are medical history and the works of Joseph Hansom. A re-write of her dissertation on seventeenth-century apothecaries and a more comprehensive biography of her earlier Architectural Achievements of Joseph Aloysius Hansom (1803-1882), Designer of the Hansom Cab, Birmingham Town Hall, and Churches of the Catholic Revival, are both underway. She has also published several articles, the latest being "Joseph Aloysius Hansom (1803-82): His Yorkshire Works, Patronage and Contribution to the Catholic Revival," York Archaeological and Historical Journal (YAJ), 85. 1 (2013) and "The Ironmaster, the architect and the priest," Northern Catholic History (North East Catholic History Society), 54 (2013).
Last modified 17 June 2014