About the Author

Brian Kerr has recently completed a second book on Bedfordshire landscape history, which provides as accessible account of the evolution of the countryside in this part of lowland England.  Brian trained as a soil scientist and applied this knowledge of the environment to unravelling the landscape history of Bedfordshire. The first book, An Assuming County: The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside, published in 2014, is a readable account of the geology and landscape, which will be of interest to walkers, and those interested in nature conservation, planners, and the general public with an interest in the countryside. Most recently this publication has been complemented by a second book, A Certain Degree of Magnificence: People in the Bedfordshire Landscape, published in 2019. This new publication traces the impact made by people on the landscape of the county and the author relates this to national events, such as the Norman Conquest and the 18th century enclosure of agricultural land. Brian continues to work on soil and agricultural applications and during the past decade has engaged in projects in the UK, Ireland, Rwanda, and Tanzania.  He presently holds a post as a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire, UK, and is member of the Board for the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership, funded by the Heritage lottery Foundation.

Brian’s books:

A Certain Degree of Magnificence by Brian Kerr has just been released on Amazon in paperback and will be available to order from bookshops in the spring of 2019.

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An Assuming County: The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside by Brian Kerr was published by Eventispress in November 2014.

We will be working on his next project this autumn to be launch in 2018.

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