Dr Amy Spencer
The Bartlett School of Architecture
Faculty of the Built Environment
- Joined UCL
- 1st Oct 2015
Amy Spencer is an architectural historian working on the Survey of London, the renowned and long-running series of volumes exploring the history of London's built environment. She is currently working on the Survey’s study of South-West Marylebone, which follows on from the recent volumes on South-East Marylebone.
At the Survey of London, Amy has assisted with preparing Oxford Street for publication in 2020. She has also researched the Royal London Hospital and its estate for the Survey's volumes on Whitechapel, which were published in June 2022. Articles stemming from this research have been published in The Georgian Group Journal and The London Journal.
Amy’s doctoral thesis examined the architectural history of University College London from 1825 to 1939. The thesis was completed in 2021 under the supervision of Peter Guillery and Harriet Richardson Blakeman. There are plans to develop the thesis into a volume in the Survey's occasional series of monographs, set to be published to mark UCL’s bicentenary in 2026.
At the Bartlett School of Architecture, Amy teaches on the Surveying & Recording of Cities module in the MA Architecture & Historic Urban Environments. She also contributes to seminars about research methods on the MA Architectural History and the BSc Architectural & Interdisciplinary Studies. She has contributed to the UCL Introductory Programme, an online resource designed to introduce new students to UCL's history and places.
- University College London
- Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy |
- Courtauld Institute of Art
- Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 2014
- University of Durham
- First Degree, Bachelor of Arts | 2013
Amy Spencer (née Smith) studied English Literature at Durham University and History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She completed a training placement in the Architectural Investigation team at English Heritage (now Historic England), before joining the Survey of London in 2015.