About the Author

Dr Ferry is an architectural historian who specialises in nineteenth and twentieth century subjects. She studied for her PhD at the University of Cambridge, working on the Victorian architect Owen Jones. Following completion of her thesis she joined the Victorian Society where she became Senior Architectural Adviser.

Kathryn also has a passion for the British seaside and since 2007 has worked as a freelance author, lecturer and broadcaster. Her books cover a range of subjects including beach huts, Victorian homes, 1950s kitchens and the official history of Butlin’s.

Kathryn lives in East Grinstead and in 2015 was commissioned to write a report on the first home of the Society of St Margaret which was located in a number of rented houses near the parish church. This research led to a meeting with Sister Sarah, the SSM historian, and ultimately to the larger project of writing an architectural and social history of the Old Convent.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the convent’s opening Kathryn has also curated an exhibition at the East Grinstead Museum which runs from May to September 2021. 

If you share any of Kathryn’s interests or would like to book her for a lecture, email her at kathryn@kathrynferry.co.uk

For literary enquiries Kathryn is represented by Molly Ker Hawn at The Bent Agency.

For media enquiries about Kathryn Ferry please contact Nigel Hetherington at Past Preservers.