- Multiple degrees and fellowships from both Cambridge and Oxford
- University-level teaching at Oxbridge, Russell Group and Post-92 institutions
- BBC broadcaster on both radio and TV
- Book Beyond the Northlands chosen as one of the top 20 History books of all-time by The Daily Mail
- Awarded the top mark in the UK for her English A Level
After leaving Cambridge with a double first undergraduate degree, a masters with distinction, and a PhD, I took up a postdoctoral fellowship in the English Faculty at Oxford, where I taught and researched for two years. Here, I also was in the English admissions team at one of the Oxford colleges, selecting and interviewing undergraduate candidates.