Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford

Simon Horobin is Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Magdalen College. He is the author of The English Language: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2018), How English Became English (OUP, 2016), and Does Spelling Matter? (OUP, 2013). His latest book Bagels, Bumf, and Buses: A Day in the Life of the English Language will be published in November 2019. He has appeared as an English language expert on radio and television programmes such as Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show and Radio 4's Stephen Fry's English Delight.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford

Publications

  • 2019
    Bagels, Bumf, and Buses: A Day in the Life of the English Language, Oxford University Press
  • 2018
    The English Language: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press
  • 2016
    How English Became English, Oxford University Press
  • 2013
    Does Spelling Matter?, Oxford University Press