Kathryn Ferry is a historian who likes to be beside the sea. She has a PhD in Architectural History from the University of Cambridge and is an expert on nineteenth and twentieth century design. As the author of ten books she is passionate about sharing her love of coastal buildings and culture, most recently through the 2020 title 'Seaside 100: A History of the British Seaside in 100 Objects'. She has also written the official history of Butlin's and not one but two books on beach huts! Her latest publication is an architectural and social history of The Old Convent, East Grinstead, which was opened in 1870 by a pioneering order of Anglican Sisters. She was thrilled to find that even nuns went to the seaside! When not actually by the sea she can be found talking about it on TV, radio and podcasts.