Andrew 'Andy' Orchard, FRSC is a British academic and a leading expert in Old English, Norse and Celtic literature. He is Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford. He was previously Provost of Trinity College, University of Toronto from 2007 to 2013.
Orchard read English at Exeter College, University of Oxford. He graduated in 1985 Bachelor of Arts (BA), which was later promoted to Master of Arts (MA). He then took a PhD at the University of Cambridge, completing it in 1990.
Orchard remained at the University of Cambridge upon completion of his postgraduate degree, becoming a lecturer in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic. He was a fellow of Emmanuel College, and became the college's Admissions Tutor for Arts. He rose to Head of the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic.
In 2000, he moved to the University of Toronto where he took up the post of Professor of English and Medieval Studies. In 2001, he became the Associate Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies and an Associate of Trinity College, Toronto. He became a fellow of Trinity college in 2003, and Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies in 2004. He was appointed the 14th Provost of Trinity College, University of Toronto in 2007.
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- "U of T prof to take up post once held by J.R.R. Tolkien". CBC Radio. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- "Announcement re: Andy Orchard, Provost and Vice-Chancellor, Trinity College". Civil and Mineral Engineering. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- "Professor Andrew Orchard". Institute of Continuing Education. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- "Appointments - 30 May 2013". Times Higher Education. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
- "Trinity College's Andy Orchard bound for Oxford". University of Toronto. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
- Bredin, Simon (1 April 2013). "Trinity provost departs for prestigious Oxford post". The Varsity. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
- Pickavé, Martin (11 September 2012). "Andy Orchard and Alison Keith New Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada". Centre for Medieval Studies. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
|Provost of Trinity College, Toronto
|Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon
University of Oxford