Richard Morris OBE

Richard Morris OBE
Richard Morris OBE

Richard Morris is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Huddersfield. He works as a freelance writer, with a particular emphasis on landscape and aviation history. He was Director of the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) from 1991 to 1999, having earlier worked as a university teacher and Research Officer for the CBA.

His interest in churches, settlement, historical topography, cultural history and aviation are reflected in essays, articles and books. His book Time’s Anvil: England, archaeology and the imagination was long-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize and shortlisted for the 2015 Archaeological Book of the Year. His range will translate in his decision making role at HLF. He is also Chairman of The Blackden Trust, a Trustee of the York Archaeological Trust, and a former Trustee of the National Coal Mining Museum for England.