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Vivienne Aldous

Lecturer in History


Vivienne Aldous


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Vivienne has been a part-time lecturer in History at the University of Suffolk since 2009.  She gained her BA in English Language and Medieval History at Sheffield University and completed an M.Ar.Ad. (Master of Archive Administration) at Liverpool University. After over 20 years as a professional archivist in London, Vivienne has established a successful career as a Freelance Archivist and Archive Researcher and brings an unrivalled wealth of practical hands-on knowledge and experience of archival research to her teaching at Suffolk.


Suffolk Lives

Researching History

Research interests

Vivienne’s main research interests lie in the early modern period, with a particular interest in local history and cartography. She is currently studying for a PhD centred on John Darby, sixteenth century Suffolk surveyor and map-maker.  She is also currently editing a volume of the manorial records of Monks Eleigh, Suffolk for the Suffolk Records Society in compliance with the J.B. Weller bequest.


My Ancestors were Freemen of the City of London, (Society of Genealogists, London, 1999).