The cultural historian Dr Barbara C. Morden specialises in art and literary history. She was born & educated in Newcastle-upon Tyne & studied at the Universities of Nottingham & Newcastle.She is well known in the North East of England, nationally & internationally for her entertaining & scholarly lectures & presentations. For several years she has worked for the Open University (UK) as an Arts Consultant & Associate Lecturer.
Best known for her best-selling book John Martin: Apocalypse Now! (2010),she is a regular contributor to the English Review & has recently given lectures & gallery tours in Newcastle, Sheffield, Nottingham & Norwich. Currently she is researching & writing a biography of the English Impressionist painter Dame Laura Knight.