Lucinda Lambton is a writer, photographer and broadcaster who has made over seventy films for the television, nosing out historic and architectural flights of fancy in the UK, the Caribbean and the USA; all of them laced through with revelations that will give astonishment, interest, laughter and delight.
She has made many series for Radio 4 including Bringing the House Down, Elevations and Revelations, Pride of Place, an argument against modern architecture, Hidden Treasures and Listed, illuminating efforts of the Twentieth Century Society to save notable post-World War II buildings. She has also been a castaway on Desert Island Discs.
She has produced eleven books including the best selling Temples of Convenience, her seminal work on the history of the toilet, now in its third edition, which was made into a BBC film.
Lucinda regularly contributes to various newspapers and magazines, including The Daily Telegraph, The Times, Country Life and the Daily Mail. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and an honorary member of the Chelsea Arts Club, as well as President of the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings. She is a patron of the Cinema Theatre Association. She is an Honorary Vice President of The Crossness Engines Trust. She is president of the Garden History Society.
In all fields, she wears her scholarship lightly, with an inimitable style and infectious humour that has long justified her description as one of England’s few remaining eccentrics.