Professor Richard Morris was the Founding Chairman of The Blackden Trust.
He was Professor for Conflict and Culture at the University of Huddersfield from 2010-2015. Having retired in 2015, he currently serves as Professor Emeritus at Huddersfield. During the 1990s he was Director of the Council for British Archaeology, having earlier worked as a university teacher and archaeological excavator. His interests in aerial

reconnaissance, aviation, settlement, religious and cultural history are reflected in publications that include his seminal book Churches in the Landscape. From 2003-2010 he directed the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds.
A former Trustee of the National Coal Mining Museum for England, he is today a Trustee of the York Archaeological Trust, the Landscape Research Centre, and the National Heritage Memorial Fund. He is working on a new biography of Barnes Wallis, and a social history of 20th century Britain from the air. Richard Morris