Prof John Blair
Fellow in Modern History
Professor of Medieval History and Archaeology
I grew up in Surrey, and local history interests were an early stimulus for my research on the English landscape. I graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1976, and after five years as a research student and Junior Research Fellow there, I was appointed to my present position at Queen’s in 1981. Alongside my academic duties I maintain a long-standing involvement in practical archaeology, and in the worlds of building and landscape conservation. I appeared several times on Channel Four’s ‘Time Team’ series, and have recently made a Channel Four documentary on medieval beliefs in vampires.