After a successful career as a technologist and entrepreneur, I studied English at the Oxford Department of Continuing Education and in 2007 was accepted to Regent’s Park to read for an MA in English Language and Literature. I graduated in 2010 and went on to study for an MA (Res) in Medieval Studies at the University of Reading and a PhD at the University of Cambridge (completed January 2020). I was elected to College Council in 2011 and as Honorary Treasurer in 2014 following Cliff Royal. As well as my charity trustee work for Regent’s I am also an angel investor with an extensive investment portfolio, and a non-executive director on the board of various start-up companies and not for profit organisations. Academically, my research interests cover Old English Language and Literature, Anglo-Latin Literature, the science of computus (the calculation of the date of Easter), and the use of sciences to assist the interpretation of early texts. With a background as a computer scientist I am also very interested in the Digital Humanities. I have two grown up children and live some thirty minutes away from College in Newbury in West Berkshire.
I hold degrees in English Language and Literature from Oxford (MA, 2010), Medieval Studies from Reading (MA RES, 2012), and a PhD from Cambridge (PhD, 2021). In my formative years I studied Computer Science at Oxford Brookes University. I am also currently a Graduate Research Assistant on the Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry (CLASP) project at Oxford.
My role in College
As Honorary Treasurer I have oversight responsibility of the College’s financial affairs including money in, money out, and the investment portfolios. I chair the Finance Committee which is a subcommittee of Governing Body with delegated responsibility for finance and investments. I also report to Governing Body and College Council on financial matters.