About the Footnotes team

Richard Andrews

has 30 years' practical experience of working in all areas of theatre, backstage and front of house, creative and managerial - from sweeping the stage to producing. He is Managing Director of COBO Media, the theatre marketing services company, and editor of the theatre web site TheatreNet (www.theatrenet.com). He is also the author of a pocket sized guidebook 'The London Theatre Guide', which includes theatre histories, seating plans and other London theatre information.
Walks - Theatreland  

Helen  Carpenter

has a degree in modern languages and is a qualified librarian. She has worked at the Royal Institute of British Architects, organised exhibitions and festivals in the East End, and for 10 years ran Discover Islington. In 2001 she edited 20th Century Buildings in Islington by Alec Forshaw.
Walks - Euston to King's Cross  

Harriet  Hall

has lived in London for 30 years. She has a first degree in Latin and Greek and an MA in Cultural and Critical Studies. She is a solicitor with wide interests in social history.
Walks - Blackfriars to HolbornOld StreetVauxhallVictoria  

Michael  Hall

settled in Plymouth 10 years ago after a career in English Language teaching took him around the world. He enjoys the sea breezes and likes living in a city with a strong sense of its past and a promising future.
Walks - Plymouth  

Dave Head

Dave Head has lived in or near the city for most his life and is increasingly fascinated by London walking and writing. He hopes to learn from London and its sages for many years to come whilst continuing his other careers in (in no particular order) Indian cooking, clinical psychology, Dartmoor walking, flying kites, watching films and playing with his niece.
Walks - Fitzrovia  

Nick  Hughes

was educated at Cambridge University where he edited the first book to focus on its modern architecture. He spent thirty years as a housing manager in inner London, including a spell as director of a housing association in Spitalfields.
Walks - Shadwell and WappingSohoWhitechapel to Spitalfields  

Sophie  Huxley

studied physics at Manchester University. She now lives in Oxford, where she works as a college gardener. The "science walk" arose from a desperate need to get her indolent partner out of the house at least once a week, on Sundays. The Oxford Science Walk was first published in 1994. It has been reprinted several times, most recently with additions in July 2006.
Walks - The Oxford Science Walk  

Sinclair  Johnston

has lived in Clapham for 30 years and is the founding partner of Clapham-based structural engineers Sinclair Johnston & Partners. He has worked on numerous Grade I listed buildings in London and elsewhere and is involved with the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and the Georgian Group. Sinclair frequently conducts guided walks around Clapham.
Walks - Clapham  

Rob  Kendall

is a Northamptonian and active in local amateur theatre. He has been involved with the support for the restoration of 78 Derngate since 1994.
Walks - Northampton  

Patrick Knox

Patrick Knox has been an actor for 30 years, almost as long as he has lived in London. An early day-job as an open-top-bus tour guide sparked a fascination with London’s history and architecture which has never abated. For several years he has led informal architecture rides for cyclists in London, and he also works as a freelance tour director for a cultural tour company bringing American visitors to London. Patrick has recorded several walks for Footnotes Audio Walks and has now created his own walk.
Walks - Dickens and the Law - Bleak House by Patrick Knox  

Hilary  Laurie

is a long-term Highgate resident. She is chair of the lecture committee of the HLSI and member of the management committee. She is also a Consultant Editor for Penguin Classics.
Walks - Highgate  

Deborah  Mulhearn

is a freelance journalist in Liverpool. She writes for a broad range of publications including the Architects??? Journal and the National Trust Magazine. She is also editor of Mersey Minis, a new series of pocket-sized books celebrating Liverpool through the eyes (and words) of its many visitors throughout the centuries, to be published February 2007.
Walks - Liverpool  

Sam  Osmond

spent the first half of his career as an international oil man, and the second half working in charities. He fulfilled a lifetime interest in buildings by taking a degree in architectural history at the Bartlett UCL.
Walks - Richmond upon Thames  

David  Singmaster

is a mathematician with strong interests in the history of mathematics and science. He came to London in 1970, and later became Professor at South Bank University. He is the author of the first book on Rubik's Cube and a Londonophile. He has been compiling Notes on the History of Science and Technology in London since the early 1970s.
Walks - Borough  

Deborah  Singmaster

was a feature writer for 10 years on The Architects' Journal and has an MSc in Architectural History from The Bartlett, UCL. She lives in South London.
Walks - ChelseaClerkenwell and IslingtonMayfair NorthMayfair SouthSt James'sStrand and Embankment