Mr Jeremy Hodgkinson
Honorary Research Fellow
Until retirement in 2006, my career has been in main-stream primary education, but my research interests are in the iron industry of the Weald of Sussex, Kent and Surrey, focussing on the 18th century, and in cast-iron firebacks. For more than 30 years I have lectured, primarily about the iron industry, at conferences and to local societies and adult education audiences, in small part as an Associate Tutor at the University of Sussex. I have also appeared in a specialist role on radio and television. I gained my MA in Regional & Local History from the University of Brighton in 1993. I am a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and have been a member of the Councils of the Sussex Archaeological Society and the Historical Metallurgy Society. I was Chairman of the Wealden Iron Research Group for 24 years and am now its President. I am the author of two books: The Wealden Iron Industry, published in 2008 (The History Press), and British Cast-Iron Firebacks, published in 2010 (HodgersBooks).