Matthew Nicholls is a historian of ancient Rome at the University of Reading, UK. He's been a devotee of SketchUp since 2005, using it to build a huge, detailed digital model of ancient Rome which he uses for research and innovative teaching, bringing the ancient world to life for students from school to postgraduate level. His innovative use of digital modelling in teaching has been recognised by a national teaching excellence award and a 'Rising Star' award form the British Academy. Matthew has spoken about his work at three SketchUp Basecamp events, talked on 3D visualisation and VR for education at international events in London and Berlin, and is in demand for illustrations, presentations, workshops and industry events. He loves bringing his work to a wide audience, and sharing the addictive and educational fun of recreating lost worlds in 3D.