Geoffrey Wainwright (archaeologist)

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Geoffrey John Wainwright, MBE, FSA, FRSA, FLSW (born 19 September 1937) is a British archaeologist specialising in prehistory. He was the Chief Archaeologist of English Heritage from 1989 to 1999, and visiting professor to a number of universities in the early 21st century. He served as President of the Prehistoric Society from 1981 to 1985 and the Society of Antiquaries of London from 2007 to 2010.[1]


In the 1991 New Year Honours, Wainwright was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of his services as Principal Inspector of Ancient Monuments for English Heritage.[2]

On 2 March 1967, he was elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA).[3] In 2011, he was elected Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales (FLSW).[4] He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).[1]


  1. ^ a b "Geoffrey John WAINWRIGHT". People of Today. Debrett's. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 52382. pp. 12–16. 28 December 1990. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Fellows Directory - W". Society of Antiquaries of London. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Society’s Founding Fellows and Fellows" (pdf). Learned Society of Wales. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.