McCord Centre for Landscape

About Us

About Us

We explore both the physical and intangible aspects of urban, rural and maritime landscapes.

The McCord Centre is an interdisciplinary research centre based in at Newcastle University. We're housed in The Armstrong Building, in the centre of campus.

We are uniquely placed to cut across traditional subjects and time periods. We're developing new methods for analysing both the physical and intangible aspects of landscape. Learn more about our expertise.

Our mission is to deliver:

  • collaborative projects
  • applied landscape research
  • consultancy work with professional partners
  • engagements between specialists and stakeholders through practical landscape projects
  • training and opportunities for postgraduates
  • opportunities for early career researchers

The Centre is named after Emeritus Professor Norman McCord. Professor McCord was Professor of History at Newcastle University. His interests encompassed social and economic history. He was also a pioneer of aerial photography in north-east England. Part of his archive of air photographs has been made available via the SINE project.