|Born||27 November 1939|
|Died||6 June 2013
Cause of death
|Alma mater||St David’s College, Lampeter
Brasenose College, Oxford
|Occupation||Academic and archaeologist|
|Years active||1963 - 2000|
|Employer||University of Nottingham (1965-1979)
University of Exeter (1979-1996)
University of Durham (1996-2000)
|Title||Principal of Trevelyan College|
|Awards||Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA)|
Todd was born on 27 November 1939 in Durham, England, to Wilfrid Todd, a miner, and his wife Rose Evelyn Todd. He was educated at Henry Smith School, a grammar school in Hartlepool, County Durham.
He then read classics at the St David’s College, Lampeter, part of the University of Wales. He graduated in 1960 Bachelor of Arts (BA). He then attended Brasenose College, Oxford where he studied under Ian Richmond for a diploma in classical archaeology (DipArchaeol). He achieved a distinction.
In 1963, Todd went to work at the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn in Germany as a research assistant. He stayed there for two years. In 1965, he became a lecturer at the University of Nottingham. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1974 and to Reader in Archaeology in 1977. While at Nottingham, he undertook excavations of Roman Ancaster, East Bridgford and medieval Newark.
He left the University of Nottingham in 1979 to take up the position of Professor of Archaeology at the University of Exeter. He was the first person to hold that chair. Excavations undertaken while at Exeter include Hembury, Bury Barton, and Charterhouse-on-Mendip. He was Visiting Professor at New York University in 1979, Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford in 1984, and Visiting Fellow a Brasenose College, Oxford in 1990 to 1991. He was a Senior Research Fellow at the British Academy from 1990 to 1991.
In February 1996, he was selected as the next Principal of Trevelyan College, University of Durham. In September 1996, he became principal. He was concurrently Professor of Archaeology, spending half his time at the university's Department of Archaeology and half his time dealing with college matters. From 1996 to 2000, he was an archaeological consultant to Durham Cathedral which is located close to the university. He retired in 2000.
Outside of his academic posts, he served on the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England from 1986 to 1992 and on the Council of the National Trust from 1987 to 1991.
- Everyday Life of the Barbarians: Goths, Franks and Vandals. London, 1972
- The Coritani. London, 1973
- The Northern Barbarians: 100 BC - AD 300. London, 1975 (Rev. ed. Oxford, 1987)
- The Walls of Rome. London, 1978
- Roman Britain 55 BC - AD 400: the province beyond ocean. Brighton, 1985
- The South West to AD 1000. London, 1987 (with a contribution by Andrew Fleming)
- The Early Germans. Oxford, 1992
- Migrants & Invaders: the movement of peoples in the ancient world. Stroud, 2001
- A Companion to Roman Britain. Malden, Mass., Blackwell, 2004 (editor)
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- Martin, Susan (2006). Trevs : a celebration of 40 years. Durham: Roundtuit. p. 170. ISBN 1-904499-07-4.
- Martin, Susan (2006). Trevs : a celebration of 40 years. Durham: Roundtuit. p. 177. ISBN 1-904499-07-4.
- "TODD". Telegraph Announcements. The Telegraph. June 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
|Principal of Trevelyan College, Durham