I completed my undergraduate studies at Norwich School of Art and Design in 2003, reading for a BA in Cultural Studies. After a period working in both private and public sectors I completed a PGCert in Art and Architectural History at Birkbeck College, University of London. My research at Birkbeck focussed on the relationship between Charles Holden’s designs for the Imperial War Graves Commission and London Transport in the 1920s.
My research uses the architecture of the Imperial War Graves Commission, both the cemeteries and the memorials, to explore notions of memory, remembrance and ritual beyond commemoration of the fallen.
I have given papers on Charles Holden, The Imperial War Graves Commission and the Birth of British Modern and was also asked to give a paper regarding the IWGC and Commemoration of the Missing at a recent symposium on the life and work of the composer George Butterworth.
A Greater Memorial - the architecture of the Imperial War Graves Commission, memory and the old Western Front
Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin and Mark Connelly