HISTORY PUBLICATIONS 2014 ‒ present
Troy House: a Tudor estate across time. (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2017). Released on 15 March 2017.
A History of Coton Manor and its Garden. (Hertford: Berforts Information Press, 2015).
A Brief Memorial of my Voyage into France 1673-74, Charles Lord Herbert. (Badminton: His Grace, the Duke of Beaufort, 2014).
Benson, A. ‘Dissolution and Cambridge college gardens’ for Garden History. This is the draft title of a paper in production for the journal of The Garden’s Trust.
Benson, A. ‘Emmanuel College, Cambridge: the evidence for a monastic fish house’ in production for Antiquaries Journal, the journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
Benson, A. ‘Bramshill: the mystery of its botanical paintings’, Garden History, in production for 2020 publication.
Benson, A. and Bridge, M., ‘£200 for crumbling pile with royal ties’ in The Times, 19 May 2020, p.14.
Benson, A. ‘The Troy House Estate’s inventory of 1557: wealth, power and echoes of a royal visit', The Monmouthshire Antiquary, XXXIV (2018), pp. 75 ‒ 92.
Benson, A., ‘From 1698, Troy House became largely frozen in time’, The Architectural Historian, Issue 5, August 2017, pp. 22‒24.
Benson, A., ‘Raglan Castle: the Wider Landscape’, WHGT Bulletin, Issue 72, Autumn 2016, pp. 1‒5.
Benson, A., ‘A Family Affair: Coton Manor Garden’, The Gardens Trust News, 96 (2015), 28-9.
Benson, A., ‘The Evidence for an Extant Conduit House on the Troy Estate’, The Monmouthshire Antiquary, XXX (2014), 39‒56.
Benson, A., ‘A History of Coton Manor Garden: Explaining the Inexplicable’, Gardens Trust Journal, 04 (2014), 3‒7.
Benson, A., ‘The Ownership History of Troy House’. Paper on the web site of Monmouthshire Antiquarian Association, www.monmouthshireantiquarianassociation.org Posted August 2014.
Benson, A., ‘Charles, Lord Herbert’, Biographical entry amendment for the Royal Society, London (2014).
Benson, A. The discovery of bee boles at Rhual Hall, Mold and Llanrothal Court, Monmouthshire and the writing and registration of their entries for the International Bee Association and The International Bee Register, June 2014.
CONFERENCE PAPERS and KEY PRESENTATIONS, 2014 ‒ 2018
‘Using Prints and Drawings to Research an Estate’s History’, Post-Graduate Open Day, The Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, London, 19 October 2018.
‘The Forgotten Welsh Estate of the Herberts and Somersets’, Council for Independent Archaeology Annual Conference, Swadlincote, 22 October 2017.
‘Using Prints and Drawings to Research an Estate’s History’, Post-Graduate Open Day, The Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, London, 20 October 2017.
‘Troy House: a Tudor estate across time’, Gwent County History Association AGM, Abergavenny, June 2017.
‘Early seventeenth-century buildings as garden entrances’, Inaugural Workshop, Society of the Architectural Historians of Great Britain, London, May 2017.
‘The Forgotten Welsh Estate of the Dukes of Beaufort’, New Insights on Architectural History conference, Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, at the Society of Antiquaries, London, 21 January 2017.
‘Late Seventeenth-century Gardens’. Gwent National Trust, Usk, March 2016.
‘Garden historian as polymath: discovering the lost gardens of the dukes of Beaufort’. The Medieval and Early Modern Garden: Enclosure and Transformation. Symposium, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research, University of Swansea, 4-5 June 2015.
‘Troy House, Monmouth: a Tudor estate across time’. University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies seminar series, National Library of Wales. Aberystwyth, 23 April 2015.
‘Troy House: unlocking its secrets’. Gwent National Trust, January 2015.
‘The lost Welsh estate of the dukes of Beaufort’. Monmouthshire Antiquarian Association, Raglan, July 2014.
‘Garden historian as polymath: discovering the lost gardens of the dukes of Beaufort’. 4th Graduate Symposium, The Garden History Society (now the Gardens Trust). Cardiff, June 2014.
‘Researching the Troy House Estate’. Monmouthshire Historic Gardens Trust AGM. Monmouth, March 2014.
In addition, presentations on designed landscape, architectural and social history for numerous history groups and the Arts Society.
ASSESSMENT, LEARNING AND SCIENCE EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
During my earlier career as a science educationist I published widely.
A SAMPLE of these publications is offered here.
Benson, A., A Model for the Moderation of Public Service Assessment (London: Centre for Assessment / Cabinet Office, 2002).
Maxwell, G., Benson, A., Biggs, N. and Cooper, M., Assessment in Senior Secondary School Chemistry: Comparing the Principles and Practices of Teachers in Queensland and England (Brisbane: University of Queensland, 2001).
Benson, A. and Doherty, A., The Recruitment of Secondary Science Teachers: Emergent Trends (London: Royal Society of Chemistry, Chemical Education Research Group, 1999).
Benson, A. ‘Initial Teacher Education: Education Reforms in England and Wales’ in A Briefing Commentary for DfID (London: Department for International Development, 1998).
Benson, A. and Selinger, M., ‘Exploring Student Teachers' Perceptions of the Science/Mathematics Relationship using Electronic Conferencing’, Teacher Development, 2/1 (1998), 123-149. This was also an ECER (European Conference for Educational Research) conference paper, Seville, 1996.
Benson, A., Differential Examination Performance in GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics, (European Science Education Research Association ((ESERA)) Conference Proceedings, Rome, 1997).
Allsop, T. and Benson, A., Mentoring for Science Teachers (Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1997).
Benson, A. and Arthur, L ‘Teacher Education: Education Reforms in England and Wales’ in A Briefing Commentary for DfID (London: Department for International Development, 1997).
Benson, A., Charter Mark assessment reports on some one hundred public services (London: Cabinet Office, 1997-2001).
Benson, A., (1996) 'Mind the Gap' in Times Educational Supplement, 18 October 1996, p.11.
Benson, A., 'Getting to Know ...', Science Teacher Education, (May 1996), 10.
Benson, A., Key Stages 3 and 4: Tests and Examinations (Milton Keynes: The Open University, 1996).
Benson, A., Assessment in Science (Milton Keynes: The Open University, 1996).
Benson, A., You Want to Teach Science? (Milton Keynes: The Open University, 1996).
Benson, A. and Parkinson, J., Post-16 Science Qualifications (Milton Keynes: The Open University, 1996).
Benson, A. and Hayward, G., Post-16 Qualifications (Milton Keynes: The Open University, 1995).
Benson, A., The Open University Secondary Science PGCE Course Materials - Revision to incorporate Dearing's Review (Milton Keynes: The Open University, 1995).
Benson, A., 'Teacher Education' in Implications for Developing and Central and Eastern European Countries of UK Education System Reforms (London: Overseas Development Administration ((ODA)), 1995).
Benson, A., PGCE Science Journal (Oxford: University of Oxford Department of Educational Studies, 1994).
Benson, A., IBO: Applied Chemistry Subject Guide (Cardiff: International Baccalaureate Organisation, 1993).