Vanessa Platt hails from a small village in Sussex, England, situated at the foot of the South Downs. It was from here that she travelled to Wales to study English Literature at Cardiff University. She left with the best BA Honours degree awarded in her faculty. Vanessa’s final year dissertation was on the spiritual literature, art and design of early Anglo-Saxon England, focusing specifically on how religious artists and writers understood the cross in the wake of the Council of Chalcedon in 451 AD. This work is the most recent culmination of her interest in the cultural anthropology and heritage of medieval societies, especially, but not exclusively, those of her native England.
Presently pursuing work and study in the archives and information management sector, she is witnessing first-hand how history can be communicated to the modern world and hopes to be a part of sharing how this information still has to shape people’s lives.
Undergraduate Award Overall & Programme Winner in 2013
University: Cardiff University