I grew up in West London, and studied Classics and Philosophy at Cambridge. I taught in a Sussex comprehensive for five years before becoming Head of English at a sixth-form college. Now I co-ordinate the IB Diploma Programme there. I did my postgraduate degrees part-time: an MA at Sussex then a PhD on Ben Jonson's middle comedies with Kiernan Ryan at Royal Holloway. For the last fifteen years I've also done university teaching at Sussex, on the Shakespeare MA at Royal Holloway, and now at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.
Education
MA Philosophy, Christ's College Cambridge, 1981
PhD English, Royal Holloway, 2003
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Shakespeare, Jonson and early modern theatre in general. Postwar English theatre; contemporary poetry; Greek drama.
Personal Interests
I go the theatre as often as I can and I also enjoy watching football and cricket, though my playing days seem to be over. I like discovering interesting old pubs, especially in London.