How would you define yourself?
Master of the Guild of St George; Emeritus Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge; poet; Ruskin enthusiast
Please describe yourself and your areas of interest.
I am first of all a literary man: poet, critic and teacher of English literature. I share Ruskin's concerns in the fields of art, architecture, nature and social justice.
Why did you become a Companion of the Guild?
I believe in the relevance of Ruskin's teachings to the world we live in today and wanted to do something useful with that belief.