Robin Miller

Robin Miller

Robin Miller

  • Robin is a Chartered Surveyor and has been a SPAB member since the early 1990s.
  • Previous work includes repairs for The National Trust at Dunster Castle and repairs of scheduled ancient monuments for Exmoor National Park Authority on Exmoor.
  • My chief interests are historic plain glass, traditional carpentry repairs, limestone conservation and lime burning in South West England.

Having lived in Somerset for the last few years I have recently emigrated to New Zealand with my family to start work in a conservation practice on South Island.

Why do I want to raise money for the Trust?

Robin goes for a dip!

Robin goes for a dip!

Simply put, I see the scholarship as the single greatest opportunity available to building professionals to learn in nine months substantially more about the care of historic buildings than most will learn in a lifetime.  To anyone with a passion and enthusiasm for the conservation of our cultural heritage a place on the scholarship has no equal.

The biggest regret of my professional life is that I let the opportunity pass me by!

However, I hope that I can help the future funding of the scholarship and encourage others to make the most of their love of historic buildings.

What I am aiming to do

I intend to compete in a minimum of four events between 2008 and the end of 2011.  I have completed the following running events

  • Robin running along the cliffs

    Robin running along the cliffs

    The Gower Peninsular Coastal Trail Marathon on 06 December 2008.

  • The Portland Bill Coastal Trail Marathon on 31 January 2009.
  • The Bath Half-Marathon (13.1 mile run) in March 2009.

Once we are settled in New Zealand I will think about entering:

  • The Challenge Wanaka Triathlon in 2011.
  • Speight’s Coast to Coast in 2011.

All the this depends upon my entries being accepted – if not, I will aim to find substitutes.

Robin has set up a sponsorship page on