Prof John Blair FBA, FSA
Emeritus 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 a Tutorial Fellowship at Queen’s in 1981. 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 made a Channel Four documentary on medieval beliefs in vampires. After retirement in October 2020 and election to an Emeritus Fellowship, I intend to continue my research activities as a full member of the College community.