Andy Orchard

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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.

Early life[edit]

Orchard read English at Exeter College, University of Oxford. He graduated in 1985.[1] He then took a PhD at the University of Cambridge,[2] completing it in 1990.[3]

Academic career[edit]

Orchard remained at the University of Cambridge upon completion of his post graduate degree, becoming a lecturer in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic.[2] He was a fellow of Emmanuel College,[3] and became the college's Admissions Tutor for Arts.[4] He rose to Head of the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic.[2]

In 2000, he moved to the University of Toronto where he took up the post of Professor of English and Medieval Studies.[4] In 2001, he became the Associate Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies and an Associate of Trinity College, Toronto.[3][4] He became a fellow of Trinity college in 2003,[3] and Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies in 2004.[4] He was appointed the 14th Provost of Trinity College, University of Toronto in 2007.[2]

In 2013, he moved to the University of Oxford to take up the post of Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and became a fellow of Pembroke College.[1]

Honours[edit]

Orchard was awarded the Pilkington Prize for excellence in teaching from the University of Cambridge in 1998.[2] In 2012, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Exonian to become Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon". Exeter College, Oxford. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "U of T prof to take up post once held by J.R.R. Tolkien". CBC Radio. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Announcement re: Andy Orchard, Provost and Vice-Chancellor, Trinity College". Civil and Mineral Engineering. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Professor Andrew Orchard". Institute of Continuing Education. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  5. ^ 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. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Margaret MacMillan
Provost of Trinity College, Toronto
2007–2013
Succeeded by
Michael Ratcliffe
Preceded by
Malcolm Godden
Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon
University of Oxford

2013-present
Incumbent