Harriet Crawford

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Harriet Crawford
Scientific career
InstitutionsUCL Institute of Archaeology

Harriet Elizabeth Walston Crawford, Lady Swinnerton-Dyer (born 1937[1]) is a British archaeologist. She is Reader Emerita at the UCL Institute of Archaeology and a senior fellow at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge.


Harriet Crawford Browne was born in 1937,[1] the elder daughter of the judge Sir Patrick Browne[2] and Evelyn Sophie Alexandra Walston.[citation needed]

In 1983 she married the mathematician Peter Swinnerton-Dyer.[3][4]

Ruth Whitehouse, the Institute of Archaeology's first woman professor, has commented that Crawford "definitely should have been" made professor there.[5] After Crawford's retirement, the UCL Institute of Archaeology gave her the title of Reader Emerita,[6] and more recently she has also been an Honorary Visiting Professor at the Institute.[7]



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  2. ^ Morris, Susan, ed. (20 April 2020). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage 2019. p. 438. ISBN 9781999767051.
  3. ^ "Marriages". The Times. 26 May 1983. p. 20.
  4. ^ Reid, Miles (9 January 2019). "Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  5. ^ "Ruth Whitehouse". Trowelblazers. 28 July 2021. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Emeritus". 22 January 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  7. ^ "Harriet Crawford". Bloomsbury Academic. Retrieved 9 August 2022.