Specialising in Victorian houses and design, Matthew's lectures and study days are lively, informative and amusing. With 30 years’ experience as Curator of one of Britain's finest Gothic Revival castles, Matthew is an experienced lecturer, broadcaster and writer.
Matthew Williams trained as an art and architectural historian before undertaking postgraduate Museum Studies. He lectures widely on the subject of design, and is especially interested in that of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
A recognised expert in the work of the designer William Burges, he was the Curator of Cardiff Castle in south Wales for many years and has published widely in art and architectural journals.
He lectures for museums and universities as well as for The National Trust, The Victorian Society and The Furniture History Society amongst many others. A very long-standing member of The Arts Society, Matthew has been a volunteer's representative, a programme secretary and a chairman. He has been an accredited lecturer since 2001.