Carola Hicks

Carola Hicks (7 November 1941 – 23 June 2010) was a British art historian.

She was born in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, and was educated at the Lady Eleanor Holles School and the University of Edinburgh. Hicks worked at the British Museum researching the Sutton Hoo ship burial, before becoming a research fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, and then curator of the Stained Glass Museum at Ely Cathedral. She became a fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she taught until her death.[1]

Angela Thirlwell describes Hicks as a "glamorous academic and a serious populariser of art," who "swept the dust off old masterpieces, explained their cultural contexts and infused them with life for a new public."[1]

Hicks wrote several books:


  1. 1 2 Thirlwell, Angela (27 July 2010). "Carola Hicks obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  2. "New Contender for The Bayeux Tapestry?". BBC Radio 4. 22 May 2006. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
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