AHRC-funded History of Art PhD student at the University of Cambridge, researching the concept of 'liveliness' or vividness in British visual art c.1530-c.1630. Curatorial Intern at the National Portrait Gallery, London, working on Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver, exhibition opening February 2019. Supervisor, lecturer and assessor at the University of Cambridge. Founding Expert for PlaceCloud app.
Clocks and watches appear with surprising frequency in British portraits c.1530–c.1630. There are over twenty surviving examples, yet no studies have been devoted to their symbolism. This article sets out the many resonances that timepieces could have for men and women in Tudor and Jacobean England, many of which have not been previously discussed.
In May 2017 we launched our new church guide which was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This is written by Christina Farley, now Christina Faraday, a ChurchCare writer, who is currently a PhD student at St. John's College, Cambridge. The excellent guide is accompanied by photographs to help explain the different architectural features and the history of the church.
Clocks, she points out, had an important role in the wider literary and imaginative culture of the time. Her dissertation tries to reveal some of these by examining more than 30 "clock portraits", some of which have never been published.