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ADMIRALS, ARIAS AND A FEW SMALL ROOMS: BUILDINGS AND PEOPLE OF THE ADMIRALTY Justin Reay Monday 04 November 2019

Examining the history and the architecture of the Admiralty buildings and relating stories of some of the people involved there.

After officer training in the Royal Navy and a long career in business, Justin Reay studied the History of Art at Oxford, gaining the University’s Diploma with Distinction, and researched for his doctoral thesis on medieval naval weapons systems at the University of Exeter. For ten years from 2006 he was a senior academic manager for the Bodleian Library, Oxford, and is a qualified teacher.

An Accredited Lecturer for the Arts Society, he is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of several art or naval history societies. He is an advisor to the BBC, media companies, and history foundations and museums in Britain, Spain, France, Australia and the USA.