The Post Hole interviews

Duncan Marks, York Civic Trust

Interviewed by Micki McNie, MA Archaeology of Buildings

Watch the Post Hole's interview with Duncan Marks of the York Civic Trust.

Interviewee bio

I have only comparatively recently come into what might be called a heritage role since 2016: as a planning caseworker, then Planning Officer, Acting Executive Manager, and now facilitating the Heritage Planning Studio (aka Planning Club) for the Department.

Before that, I was a historian, completing a PhD at Sheffield University and taught there and later in schools in Oxford. And much, much before that, I was floating around undecided in my career, drifting from being a chef, co-founding a film-making charity, and as a technician for my family's architectural firm.

My connection with the University of York came about when I returned to study for a part-time MA in Conservation Studies in 2015: a perfect marriage of my interest in history and the built environment (shame it took so many decades for me to make that connection!).