Eric Fernie

Eric Campbell Fernie CBE FRSE FBA FSA (born 9 June 1939, Edinburgh)[1] is a Scottish art historian.


Fernie was educated at the University of the Witwatersrand (BA Hons Fine Arts) and the University of London (Academic Diploma).[2]


Fernie has had a long career in the academic and art worlds, occupying a number of important posts. He was Director of the Courtauld Institute from 1995 to 2003 and was President of the Society of Antiquaries of London from 2004 to 2007.


  • An Introduction to the Communar and Pitcaner Rolls of Norwich Cathedral Priory, 1973. (With A.B. Whittingham)
  • The Architecture of the Anglo-Saxons, 1983.
  • Medieval Architecture and its Intellectual Context, 1990.
  • An Architectural History of Norwich Cathedral, 1993.
  • Art History and its Methods, 1995.
  • The Architecture of Norman England, 2000.


  1. ^ Debrett's People of Today, 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  2. ^ ‘FERNIE, Prof. Eric Campbell’, Who's Who 2011, A & C Black, 2011; online edition, Oxford University Press, Dec 2010. Accessed 5 Nov 2011.

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Preceded by
Michael Kauffmann
Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art
1995 to 2003
Succeeded by
James Cuno