Classics Lecturer at the University of London for 35 years. He has published three books on the epigrammatist Martial and is working on a book on the history of the Triumphal Arch. He has a particular interest in 19th century architectural history, and has published mainly on church architecture. He has been member of the Victorian Society for 55 years, and its Chairman for six years. He has an honorary doctorate for the University of Uppsala.