I have taught the following papers in the Oxford undergraduate English Tripos:

  • Early Medieval Literature, c.650-1350 (Prelims Paper 2)
  • Literature in English 1350-1550 (Finals Paper 2)
  • Medieval English and Related Literatures 1066-1550 (Course II special topic: Medieval Romance)

...and the following papers in the Cambridge undergraduate English Tripos:

  • Old English (Part I)
  • Early Middle English and its Contexts, 1066-1350 (Part I)
  • English Literature and its Contexts, 1300-1550 (Part I)
  • Shakespeare (Part I)
  • Chaucer (Part II)
  • Medieval Dreams and Visions (Part II)
  • Tragedy (Part II)
  • Lyric (Part II)
  • Practical Criticism and Critical Practice (Parts I & II)

Qualifications and roles

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, certified through the Oxford Learning Institute's Teaching Fellowship Preparation Programme (March 2017). I have directed studies at Merton, Oxford, for English Language and Literature Course II (Earlier Literature and the History of English). I supervise dissertation students on any aspect of medieval literature.


Have a look at What Not to Say in a Medieval Exam, put together with some help from fellow medievalists; you're welcome to use and share it.

I have also contributed to a virtual classroom by Pembroke College English fellows, for prospective applicants considering the Cambridge English course.