As professor of social and architectural history I am very glad to discuss graduate supervision with anyone whose interests fall within these categories. In the past, I have supervised doctoral theses on science in the nineteenth century, theology in the twentieth, and architectural history over both periods. Current DPhil projects in architectural history include work on the Gothic and Italianate Revivals, workers' housing in nineteenth-century France, and gentlemen's clubs in Victorian New York. In the the field of social history, I am working with graduate students on history of universities, the Victorian champagne industry, and the history of touch.
To get a sense of the sort of work I have supervised, it is worth looking at the publications of previous doctoral students. These include Ursula De Young, whose DPhil thesis was published as A Vision of Modern Science
John Tyndall and the Role of the Scientist in Victorian Culture (London, 2011) and Daniel Inman, whose thesis was published as The Making of Modern British Theology: God and the Academy at Oxford, 1833-1939 (Minneapolis, 2014). Sam Brewitt-Taylor's Christian Radicalism in the Church of England, 1957-71 will be out with OUP very soon.
I encourage my students to publish whilst working on the DPhil, and they have been very successful in so doing. Sam Brewitt-Taylor won the Duncan Tanner Prize for his essay 'The invention of a "secular society"? Christianity and the sudden appearance of secularization discourses in the British national media, 1961-64', which was published in Twentieth Century British History 24 (2013). Philip Aspin won the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain essay prize for his article '"Our ancient architecture": contesting cathedrals in late-Georgian England', Architectural History 54 (2011). Edward Gillin won the same award in 2015 for his 'The Stones of Science: Charles Harriot Smith and the importance of geology in architecture, 1834-1864', as well as the Society for the History of Technology's Usher Prize for his "Prophets of Progress: Authority in the Scientific Projections and Religious Realizations of the Great Eastern Steamship" in Technology and History 56 (2015).
I am a convener of the Modern British History Seminar and of the Architectural History Seminar, and also teach graduate papers on theory and methods and on global religion in the twentieth century.