|Activity||Educated at Lower School of John Lyon, Harrow; University of London (King's College and University College); British School at Rome. Assistant, English Department, and Tutor to Students for Diploma in Humanities, King's College, London, 1938-1940; British Council Lecturer, British Institute, Rome, and Institute of English Studies, Athens, 1939-1941. Served War, 1941-1946 (despatches): Cyprus Regt. and Royal Pioneer Corps; commissioned 1941; Maj. 1943; acting Lt.-Col. 1945. Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer in English 1946-1955, and Adviser to Postgraduate Students, 1949-1953, University College, London; Professor of English, Queen's University, Belfast, 1955-1958. Hon. Sec., The Shakespeare Association, 1950-; Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Birmingham, 1958-; Director of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, 1961-1978. Married Katherine|
Margaret Walpole, 1948.