Laura Berry

Laura BerryLaura Berry has worked as a professional archive researcher since graduating in History from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2005. She has traced the history of many properties for television programmes such as Hidden House Histories (History Channel) and Nick Knowles’ Original Features (UKTV), and in her role as Project Manager for Sticks Research Agency was responsible for the bespoke property research service offered to homeowners and corporate clients, including Strutt & Parker LLP and TFT Cultural Heritage. Her work involves site visits, thorough documentary research in archives, drawing up detailed research reports and contributing to Heritage Impact Assessments.

Laura is a regular speaker for the Institute of Historical Research course ‘Methods and Sources for Historical Research’, introducing MA and PhD students to the sources available at The National Archives, and has given talks at the Listed Property Show. She is experienced in undertaking research at national repositories such as the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Library as well as regional archives across the country.

Laura has contributed to several publications and worked as a freelance editor for Wharncliffe History Magazines, providing articles about methods for tracing former owners and occupants of ancestral homes, and researching structural changes to historic houses using documentary evidence. She has appeared on television as an expert contributor, including interviews for BBC South East Today (BBC1), BBC Breakfast (BBC1) and Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC1 and RTE1). Laura is a member of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.

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