Gillian is a writer, speaker and broadcaster. She is the author of the most recent biography, John Evelyn; Living for Ingenuity (Yale University Press, 2006), shortlisted for the James Tait Black Biography prize. She has published several papers on Evelyn and aspects of his interests, including the Norwich waterside gardens of the Dukes of Norfolk and his work for the sick and injured seamen housed at the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich.
Gillian is currently President of the Twentieth Century Society, which is a British charity that campaigns for the preservation of architectural heritage from 1914 onwards.
Photograph taken by Bill Knight