Basic Biographical Details

Name: (Professor) Wilfrid Bythell Edwards
Born: 1898
Died: 29 April 1964
Bio Notes: Professor Wilfird Bythell Edwards (known to his students as 'Teddy') MA (Manchester) and B.Arch (Liverpool) was professor of Architecture at Newcastle in the late 1940 and 1950s.

He was born in Flint in 1898 and was articled to the Flintshire County Engineer. He graduated from Liverpool University School of Architecture and thereafter worked in a variety of offices before becoming a senior lecturer and later reader in Architecture under Professor A C Dickie in Manchester. In 1933 he was appointed head of the Durham University School of Architecture, King's college, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and subsequently became the first Professor there, a post which he held until his retirement in 1960.

At the same time as his teaching posts, he practised as W B Edwards & Partners and undertook a wide range of commissions in the north east of England, including work for King's College, Newcastle, designing buildings for the Faculties of Arts, Science, and Ebgineering, as well as the Ethel Williams Hall of Residence. Latterly he acted as consultant on a number of important projects, including the large office block for the ICI at Billingham.

Edwards died on 29 April 1964.


RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 7Frank Fielden10 October 1955For Fellowship
Item 2 of 7Nicholas Fort14 October 1947For Associateship
Item 3 of 7Thomas Davison Hall12 February 1946For Associateship
Item 4 of 7John Holt20 July 1936For Associateship
Item 5 of 7Kenneth Hall Murta7 December 1954for Associateship
Item 6 of 7Guy Barrie Oddie1946for Associateship
Item 7 of 7Peter Willis5 January 1960For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2RIBA JournalJune 1964 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp287 Obituary
Item 2 of 2The TimesMay 1964  Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Peter WillisInformation sent to Yvonne Hillyard Sent January 2013