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Adrian Tinniswood is a native of Derby in the UK. Born in 1954, his career has combined work with heritage institutions such as the National Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund with lecturing for English and American universities, including Bristol, Oxford, Nebraska-Lincoln and UC Berkeley. He is the author of twelve books on architectural and social history and is well-known as an author, lecturer and broadcaster in Britain and America.
Adrian is an elected member of the National Trust Council, a member of the Trust's Learning Panel and South West Regional Advisory Board, and a Visiting Fellow in Heritage at Bath Spa University. He serves on the boards of the Bath Preservation Trust, the Holburne Museum and the Bishop's Palace Wells. He lives in a quiet village outside Bath with his wife Helen and a comfort of cats.
In June 2013 Adrian was awarded an OBE for services to heritage.