Samuel Hughes

Senior Fellow


Samuel Hughes is a Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange and a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.  He took two degrees at Oxford and a PhD at Cambridge, and has spent time as a visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo, the Humboldt University of Berlin, and the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame.  He was the research assistant of the chairs of the Building Beautiful Commission, Sir Roger Scruton and Nicholas Boys Smith. Samuel’s focus at Policy Exchange is on understanding why the quantity and quality of new homes and neighbourhoods is so inadequate, and on developing policy instruments to improve them.

Samuel Hughes

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Place Matters

Place Matters

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