Gavin Stamp is an architectural historian. Educated at Cambridge University, he has been an independent scholar and writer for most of his working life, but for twelve years he taught at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art. He is an honorary professor at both the Universities of Glasgow and Cambridge, and an honorary fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and the Royal Institute of British Architects. For many years he was chairman of the Twentieth Century Society. While in Glasgow he founded the Alexander Thomson Society and has written about the work of Edwin Lutyens and the Gilbert Scott dynasty of architects. He has a long-standing interest in Victorian cemeteries and in war memorials. He is the author of The Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, amongst other books.