Julian Luxford lives in rural Fife and is the proud father of two children (Sam and Nellie). Currently he is Reader in Art History at the University of St Andrews, where he has worked since 2004. He is a Fellow of the Societies of Antiquaries of London and Scotland, and of the Royal Historical Society. Julian has been editor of the JBAA since 2008, and has also edited (with Jeremy Ashbee) a volume of the Association’s conference transactions (Newcastle and Northumberland: Roman and Medieval Architecture and Art, published in 2013). His monograph, The Art and Architecture of English Benedictine Monasteries, 1300-1540: A Patronage History (Boydell, 2005, 2007: paperback edition, 2012), was shortlisted for the Longmans-History Today Book of the Year prize in 2007, and he has edited volumes with Brepols, Harvey Miller and Maney. Julian has ongoing research interests in the art, architecture and culture of the religious orders, particularly the Benedictines and Carthusians. Currently he is writing a monograph on medieval drawings.