Peter Blundell JonesRemembering Professor Peter Blundell Jones

This page is a tribute to our much loved colleague, Professor Peter Blundell Jones, who died after a very short period of illness on the 19 August 2016.

His influence on the School over two decades was immense and he is simply irreplaceable. Here, we hope we can capture some of his achievements which underlie his reputation as a world renowned historian and architect.

In celebration of Peter Blundell-Jones' life and work, we have established a memorial fund in his name. The Peter Blundell-Jones Memorial Fund will give Sheffield students, who need financial support, the opportunity to travel abroad and enhance their studies by experiencing architecture and different cultures first hand.

Please join us in celebrating Peter's life with a gift to the Peter Blundell-Jones Memorial Fund.

Donations can be made online, by phoning the donations team on 0114 222 5598 or by completing the downloadable donation form.

Your gift will open up the world to students and truly enhance their studies and future prospects.

Further information

Memorial event

On 16 November 2016 we held a memorial and book launch event in Sheffield to celebrate the life and work of Professor Peter Blundell Jones.

The event welcomed a range of speakers who shared their thoughts and memories of Peter and you can read the speeches here.

Professor Jeremy Till
Head of Central Saint Martins and Pro Vice-Chancellor of University of the Arts London

Xiang Ren
PhD student, Sheffield School of Architecture

Fiona MacCarthy

Jan Woudstra
Department of Landscape, The University of Sheffield

Dr Catherine Burke
Reader, University of Cambridge

Christine Poulson
Wife of Professor Peter Blundell Jones

Obituary by Emeritus Professor Bryan Lawson

"PBJ, as he was generally known, had established a remarkable international reputation as one of the finest and most widely respected architectural historians of his generation."

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Obituary by Director of Education at the RIBA, David Gloster

"Many - including myself - would argue that Peter was the pre-eminent European architectural critic of his generation, and certainly the most scholarly."

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Obituary by Professor Jeremy Till

"A truly important architectural historian"

"Architect and writer Peter Blundell Jones, who died on Friday 19 August, illuminated the AR and architectural academe"

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Obituary by Robert Vettori

"Sheffield professor who combined practice with teaching and writing and had an unerring ability to get to the heart of any proposal"

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Blog by Bloomsbury Publishing

"Peter Blundell Jones was a ‘professor who professed’. He will be greatly missed."

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Obituary by Jan Woudstra

"Historian of architecture who saw the human side of modernism"

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Blog by Christine Poulson

"Should writers marry other writers?"

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A tribute to Peter, by his PhD students

"We share a collective sadness for the sudden death of our mentor, Peter."

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Share your memories of Peter with us on @SSoA_news