Robert Bevan is a journalist, writer and heritage consultant. He is the author of The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War (Reaktion, 2006), the first title to examine in detail the targeting of material culture in conflicts. A second edition is due later this year to coincide with the release of a feature-length documentary based on the book. He is a expert committee member of ICOMOS, the body that advises UNESCO on world heritage and of Blue Shield, the heritage equivalent of the Red Cross.
Judge rule: is the law taking over politics?
"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick