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  • Meteorologist Royal Air Force 1944 – 48
  • Farnham School of Art 1948 – 52
  • Sheffield College of Art 1952 – 53 and followed a career in Art and Design and Environmental Education
  • Made fellow of National Society for Art Education FSAE 1964
  • Head of Visual Studies and Principal Lecturer, Gloucester College of Art 1958 – 78
  • Elected associate of the Royal West of England Academy ARWA 1977
  • M.Litt. in Architecture (University of Bristol) 1978
  • Elected Academician of the Royal West of England Academy RWA 1983
  • Ph.D. (University of Keele) 1985
  • Honorary Registrar of Research for the Garden History Society 1983 onwards
  • Companion of the Guild of St. George 1988
  • Council Member of Garden History Society
  • Founder Member Gloucestershire Gardens Trust
  • Member Cheltenham Group of Artists
  • Member National Association of Decorative & Fine Art Societies NADFAS
  • Member of Georgian Group, Vernacular Architecture Group, Cheltenham Civic Society and Farnham Society
  • Road Scholar guide and speaker

A gifted photographer Temple’s own photographs of designed landscapes, townscapes, buildings interior and exterior and historic gardens have been used worldwide for illustrations in books, newspapers and other publications up to the present day; Country Life, Looking at Things, Vogue, Garden Styles, Good Housekeeping, Vivre, The Times