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Mrs Amy Spencer
Survey of London
The Bartlett School of Architecture
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  • Research Assistant
  • The Bartlett School of Architecture
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Amy Spencer (née Smith) studied English Literature at Durham University and History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Amy subsequently completed a training placement in the Architectural Investigation team at English Heritage. She joined the Survey of London in 2015.

Research Summary

Amy Spencer is an architectural historian working on the Survey of London, the renowned and longstanding series of volumes exploring the history of London's built environment. Amy assisted with preparing the Survey's volume on Oxford Street (Volume 53) for publication in 2020. She has researched the Royal London Hospital and its estate for the Survey's forthcoming volumes on Whitechapel (Volumes 54 and 55), which are expected to be published in 2022.

Amy is also a doctoral candidate at the Bartlett School of Architecture, supervised by Peter Guillery and Harriet Richardson. The focus of her doctoral research is the architectural history of University College London, including its teaching hospital, from 1825 to 1939. The study will form the groundwork for a forthcoming Survey of London monograph to mark the bicentenary of UCL's foundation in 2026.

Teaching Summary

Amy contributes to the Bartlett School of Architecture's MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments, assisting with seminars in the 'Surveying and Recording of Cities' module led by the Survey of London. Amy has contributed to the UCL Introductory Programme (an online resource for new students), and contributes to seminars about research methods on the MA Architectural History and the BSc Architectural and Interdisciplinary Studies in the Bartlett School of Architecture.

Academic Background
2014   Master of Arts Courtauld Institute of Art
2013   Bachelor of Arts University of Durham
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