Simon Gregor


After a 15 years working for the UK government, Simon gave up his job to pursue his passions of history and literature! He has worked since as a lecturer, tutor and tour guide; and has degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Wolverhampton in the UK.

Hi there, my name is Dr Simon Gregor!

I am really looking forward to sharing my passion for history and literature with you! I spent the first 15 years or so of my working life as a government communications director, before quitting the UK civil service to work as a tour guide and tutor.

I took my undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Cambridge; and then my PhD in history at the University of Wolverhampton.

My interest has always been in bringing history and literature to life – they should not be something to scare us with numerous dates or technical terms! In particular, I am fascinated by the historical experience of real people, and the connections we can make through literature with those who lived ostensibly very different lives!

I look forward to meeting with you and learning from you.

My Education

University of Cambridge
English Literature BA Hons (1996)
University of Wolverhampton
History PhD (2021)

My Experience

Various goverment organisations
Director of Communications (to 2011)
Self - employed
Lecturer, tutor and tour guide (since 2011)