BA (Oxford); MA, PhD (London), FSA
Tim Ayers is a Senior Lecturer in the History of Art, and a member of the Centre for Medieval Studies.
His research has focused upon British art and architecture of the later middle ages. A study of the stained glass of Wells Cathedral appeared in 2004 and one on the west front of Salisbury Cathedral in 2000. He is finishing a book on the stained glass of Merton College, Oxford, for which he was awarded a Mellon Senior Fellowship and an AHRC Research Fellowship in 2009–10. He edited the volume The History of British Art, 600-1600 (2008), in a series from Tate Britain and the Yale Center for British Art.
Tim is Vice-President of the International Corpus Vitrearum project, which is dedicated to the publication of medieval and later stained glass.
Tim has published on stained glass, sculpture and architecture in England between the thirteenth century and the end of the middle ages. After completing a book on the stained glass of Merton College, Oxford, he is planning a study on art and education in late medieval England. He is also interested in English medieval textiles, facades and their decoration, monumental narrative, and art in the medieval city. With colleagues in the History Department, he is working on a project on the history of St Stephen's Chapel in the Palace of Westminster.
Tim is Director of the Stained Glass Research School in the History of Art Department. His interests in this field include the understudied parish churches of York, but also extend beyond the middle ages to include the Gothic Revival and the international trade that led to the creation of museum collections from the mid-nineteenth century.
Please email Tim for an appointment.