Dr Martin Crossley Evans MBE JP BA PhD FSA FGS
Dr Crossley Evans graduated from the University of Bristol with a BA in Archaeology and Geology in 1978 After training as a schoolmaster at the University of Keele, he taught at Shrewsbury School and Gresham’s School, Holt, before returning to the University to become Warden of Manor Hall and Sinclair House in 1984. He was Clerk to Convocation from 1989 to 2008, and served as the University’s first Alumni Officer between 1989 and 1994, and helped establish the alumni database. In 1990 he was awarded a PhD in Ecclesiastical History from the University, In the University he is a past President of the Barneys Club, and is Honorary Secretary and Treasurer of the MacInnes Club (1985); he is one of the Church Wardens of Christ Church with St. Ewens, Broad Street, Bristol; and a member of Councils of Bristol Record Society, and the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society. He was elected s Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (1994), appointed a JP for Bristol in 1999 and gazetted as an MBE in the New Year’s Honours 2001 for “services to higher education”. He was awarded the Convocation Medal in 2006, and given honorary life membership of the Union in 2008 for services to students, student societies, and halls of residence. He serves on the academic advisory group for the new Museum of Bristol, is president-elect of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, and is currently Historic Collections Officer of the University as well as serving as Head Warden.