Qualified teacher with a passion for history, heritage and education.  Graduated with a masters degree in Buildings History at Wolfson College, Cambridge in Dec 2019.  Particularly interested in the history of material culture and how this relates to architectural history in the Early Modern and long eighteenth century periods.

Museum education experience includes leading educational workshops at The Charles Dickens Museum, The Royal Institute of British Architects and The London Museum of Water and Steam. Currently working as part of the Learning team at the British Library.

Heritage sector experience includes building conservation casework at the Victorian Society and historic environment record work at Historic England. Contributed to the Institute of Historic Research ‘Layers of London’ project, creating two collections of records relating to the London Borough of Brent. 



  • University of Cambridge – Master of Studies in Building History (Mst); 2019

  • Edge Hill University – Master of Arts Education; 2014

  • Exeter University – PGCE Primary Education; 2011

  • City, University of London – Postgrad. Dip. Cultural Policy and Management; 2009

  • Exeter University – B.A. (Hons) History; 2006


My Master of Studies dissertation ‘Inns and Innkeeping in North Hertfordshire: 1660-1815′ submitted in May 2019 addresses the lack of a localised study on this building type and supplements the wider body of work that has been undertaken, on inn form, function and innkeeping lifestyles in other regions of England. A mark of ’70’ was awarded for this work. A copy of the full dissertation is available at the Architecture and History of Art Library, University of Cambridge.


I am now pleased to have the opportunity of sharing a redacted version of this research on Humanities Commons and am scheduled to give a talk on the subject in September 2020.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Hitchin Historical Society – 24 September 2020

The Eighteenth Century Principal Inn in North Hertfordshire: The Sun Hitchin and the White Horse, Baldock – an illustrated talk by Annika McQueen



Chartered College of Teaching

Museums Association

Historical Association

Vernacular Architecture Group

Hitchin Historical Society

Annika McQueen

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