Expertise | Key figures


Dr Robert Liddiard
Senior Lecturer, History, University of East Anglia.

He is an expert in the history of fortifications and has published widely on castles and high-status landscapes of the medieval period. His previous publications include Landscapes of Lordship (2000); ed. Anglo-Norman Castles (2003); Castles in Context (2005); ed. The Medieval Park (2007).

He led the Virtual Past 'Walberswick World War II' project, which received a certificate of commendation in the British Archaeological Awards 2010 and for which he also received a CUE East Public Engagement Award.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.


3D Modellers

Prof Andy Day
Deputy Head, School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia.

He leads the Computer Graphics research group and is founder of the Urban Modelling Group and the Crowd Simulation Group,
(See He is also co-founder of Virtual Past, a collaboration with HIS.

He is a Fellow of Eurographics and has many publications in Graphics for cultural heritage. He is also PI on several EPSRC grants that involve population of urban environments and also the recent KTP with HEART on Historacle. He is co-investigator with S.Laycock on the EU funded 3D-CoForm project.


John Williams
First class graduate, Master of Science, University of East Anglia.

He has been producing high quality computer graphics as lead 3D Artist for Virtual Past since it's inception and has accrued considerable personal artistic and technical experience, and continues concentrate on expanding his skillset whilst project managing the Virtual Past artistic team.

John's work includes; the Norwich Castle prison project, the medieval Wingfield College, Blackfriars and the reconstructed lost landscape of the coastal defences in the 1940's at Walberswick.


Business Development

Chris Blinco
Business Development Manager

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