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Tour Directors

Our tours are led throughout by experts – both specialists in their fields and convivial hosts. Every year ACE welcomes a select band of new Tour Directors to its portfolio.

ACE’s specialists are hugely popular with our travellers. They range from classical musician and broadcaster Sandy Burnett, to soldier turned academic John Greenacre.

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Harriet Allen portrait

Harriet Allen, MA, MSc, PhD

Geographer and Fellow and Director of Studies at Girton College, Cambridge...

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Meri Arichi portrait

Meri Arichi, MA, PhD

art historian and lecturer at SOAS

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Patrick Bade portrait

Patrick Bade

Art historian and lecturer for the University of Glasgow MA programme at...

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Colin Bailey portrait

Colin Bailey, BA, PhD, FSA, FSAScot, FRSA

art historian, former curator and university lecturer

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Mark Baldwin portrait

Mark Baldwin, MA, MSc, PhD

one of Britain’s most experienced speakers on WWII intelligence with a...

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Professor Dame Gillian Beer portrait

Professor Dame Gillian Beer

Professor Dame Gillian Beer is retired Edward VII Professor at the...

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Jeremy Black portrait

Jeremy Black, MA, PhD, FRSA

renowned historian and author of over 100 works

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David Bostwick portrait

David Bostwick, MA, PhD

lecturer and consultant on historic buildings of the 16th and 17th...

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Christopher Bourne portrait

Christopher Bourne, BA

Expert on the art and architecture on Belgium

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Paul Brooke Barnes portrait

Paul Brooke Barnes, MSc, PhD

former strategic analyst at the Ministry of Defence and general secretary...

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John Bryden portrait

John Bryden, MA, ARCM, ARCO

international concert pianist and organist and classical music lecturer...

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Sarah Burles portrait

Sarah Burles, MA

art historian who works in museum and gallery education

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Sandy Burnett portrait

Sandy Burnett, MA

a musician and broadcaster who enjoys a varied career embracing...

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Christopher Catling portrait

Christopher Catling, MA, FSA, MCIfA

an archaeologist who has worked on sites in Portugal and in the Portuguese...

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Mark Corney portrait

Mark Corney, BA, FSA

archaeologist and Time Team presenter

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Imogen Corrigan portrait

Imogen Corrigan, BA

Mediaeval historian

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Ian Cox portrait

Ian Cox, MA

specialist in art history and decorative arts

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John Deathridge portrait

John Deathridge, MA, DPhil

A former organ scholar, graduate and postgraduate of Lincoln College,...

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René Dessing portrait

René Dessing, PhD

art historian and director of the sKBL Foundation dedicated to Dutch...

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Peter Exley portrait

Peter Exley, BSc

conservationist and ornithologist who works for the RSPB

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Suzanne Fagence Cooper portrait

Suzanne Fagence Cooper, MA, PhD

Lecturer and historian who specialises in British art history

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Robert Gore-Langton portrait

Robert Gore-Langton, BA

Working as a theatre critic for 25 years Robert has seen and reviewed over...

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John Greenacre portrait

John Greenacre, PhD

After careers in the British Army and the academic world John now lectures...

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Kevin Hand portrait

Kevin Hand, MSc, MCIEEM

conservationist, ornithologist and environmental consultant

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Mark Hanger portrait

Mark Hanger, MA

graduate of Otago University, experienced botanist and ornithologist...

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Robert Hanson portrait

Robert Hanson, PhD

Composer and musicologist as well as a practicing musician

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Jeffrey Haworth portrait

Jeffrey Haworth

Architect for historic buildings

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Vivien Heilbron portrait

Vivien Heilbron

Shakespearean actress, Emmy nominee and honorary fellow of the Shakespeare...

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Juliet Heslewood portrait

Juliet Heslewood, MA

Author and art historian

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Peter Higginson portrait

Peter Higginson, PhD

expert in art history and consultant lecturer at Christie's, London...

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Charles Hind portrait

Charles Hind, MA, FSA

FSA, architectural historian, Visiting Fellow at Vicenza’s Centro...

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Robert Hulse portrait

Robert Hulse, MA

co-author of The Brunels' Tunnel and director of London’s Brunel Museum....

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Nicholas James portrait

Nicholas James, DipEA MA PhD

member of Cambridge University’s Archaeology and Anthropology Department...

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Simon Kaner portrait

Simon Kaner, MA, PhD

Archaeologist specialising in the prehistory of Japan, Director of the...

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Damian Kell portrait

Damian Kell

Historian specialising in mediaeval European history, professional actor...

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Philip Kenrick portrait

Philip Kenrick, MA, DPhil

classical archaeologist and author

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Marcus Kohler portrait

Marcus Kohler, BA

ecologist and ornithologist who works in the UK, South East Asia,...

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Alex Koller portrait

Alex Koller, PhD

lecturer in art history and architecture

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Lionel Laborie portrait

Lionel Laborie, PhD

Visiting researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, concentrating on...

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Harriet Landseer portrait

Harriet Landseer

Art Historian specialising in Prague and the Czech Republic

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Nick Lipscombe portrait

Nick Lipscombe, MSc

Napoleonic historian who specialises in the Peninsular War.

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Nigel Maslin portrait

Nigel Maslin, MA

editor of 'Saxon' and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries

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Donald Maxwell portrait

Donald Maxwell

Operatic baritone, director and lecturer

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Richard McColl portrait

Richard McColl, MA

Richard is a British news and travel journalist who has made his home in...

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Elizabeth Morrell portrait

Elizabeth Morrell, BA

sinologist and Chinese speaker who has been visiting China since 1976...

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Jeremy Musson portrait

Jeremy Musson, MPhil

Architectural historian, writer and broadcaster.

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Elizabeth Newell portrait

Elizabeth Newell

author of “Albert Dock Liverpool”, guide and lecturer

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Annie Owen portrait

Annie Owen, BA

photographer, illustrator and printmaker

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Richard Pailthorpe portrait

Richard Pailthorpe

Director of the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

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John Parker portrait

John Parker, MA, DPhil, FLS, VMH

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Mark Powell portrait

Mark Powell, BA, FRGS

writer and architectural historian

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Alan Powers portrait

Alan Powers, PhD

One of the UK’s leading architectural historians.

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Roland Randall portrait

Roland Randall, MA, MSc, FCIEEM, CEnv, PhD

botanist and fellow of Girton College, Cambridge

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John Redmill portrait

John Redmill, DipArch, FRIAI

Architect and Honorary Vice President of the Irish Georgian Society...

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Richard Rex portrait

Richard Rex, PhD

Professor of Reformation History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow...

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Julian Richards portrait

Julian Richards, BA, FSA

archaeologist and Meet the Ancestors broadcaster

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Steffie Shields portrait

Steffie Shields

Steffie Shields is a writer, lecturer and photographer who specialises in...

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Evelyn Silber portrait

Evelyn Silber, MA, PhD, FMA, FSA

art historian, former museums director

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Ashley Solomon portrait

Ashley Solomon, HonRCM, ARAM

Chair and Head of Historical Performance at the Royal College of Music and...

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Frances Spalding portrait

Frances Spalding

Professor Frances Spalding is an art historian, critic and biographer....

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Martin Symington portrait

Martin Symington

Martin is one of Britain's most prolific travel journalists and has...

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Moira Tait portrait

Moira Tait, MA, FRAS

Archaeologist with interests in Paleolithic and Mesolithic Europe....

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Dr Trudi Tate portrait

Dr Trudi Tate

Dr Trudi Tate is a Fellow, Tutor and Praelector of Clare Hall, University...

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Lars Tharp portrait

Lars Tharp, MA, FSA

Danish-born art historian, lecturer and broadcaster

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Kate Vigurs portrait

Kate Vigurs, PhD

Kate is a historian who specialises in WWII

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Rose Walker portrait

Rose Walker, PhD, FSA

Dr Rose Walker is an art historian with a background in Classics, Medieval...

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Nicholas Wearne portrait

Nicholas Wearne, BA, MPhil

Nicholas Wearne, BA (hons), MPhil (Oxon), an ACE Bursary student, holds a...

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Christopher Wellington portrait

Christopher Wellington, MA

historian, long-term resident of Piacenza and fluent Italian speaker...

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Roger White portrait

Roger White, MA, FSA

architectural and garden historian, former secretary of the Georgian Group...

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Adam White portrait

Adam White, PhD

Art historian and museum curator

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Niamh Whitfield portrait

Niamh Whitfield, MA, PhD, FSAScot, FSA

archaeologist and art historian specialising in medieval Ireland

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Andrew Wilson portrait

Andrew Wilson, BA, BD, FSAScot

specialist in archaeology and ancient history

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