I am editor of a number of commercial editions of the works of Anthony Trollope and A-Level literary guides, have worked as an Oxford tutor for nearly forty years, publishing on ghost stories, Wilkie Collins and Kingsley Amis.  I am currently working on Walter Scott, as well as being a Senior Examiner at A-Level and university.  I keep fish, love cricket, walking and garden railways.

I have taken BA (1979), MPhil (1981), MA (1983) and DPhil (1991) degrees in English Language and Literature from Hertford College, Oxford.

My role in College

I take overall responsibility for undergraduate studies in English Language and Literature, and the annual round of admissions interviews for the College.  I also teach a range of papers on the undergraduate syllabuses, including English 1760-1830, 1830-1910 and 1910-Present Day, Issues in Theology (Literary Topics), and dissertation supervision (1760-present day), as well as teaching for the College’s vibrant Visiting Student Programme.

Selected Quote

“That passed away, so may this.” From the Old English poem, Deor.
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