Hugh Adlington is currently a Professor at the University of Birmingham. Before coming to Birmingham in 2007, he taught at King’s College London and at the University of Keele. He also held a visiting fellowship at the University of Cambridge in 2006. While at Birmingham he has held senior administrative positions in the School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies, as Head of Education (2011-14) and Head of Research (2016-18).

Since 2008 he has been co-convenor, first with Professor Tom Corns and latterly with Professor Sarah Knight, of the British Milton Seminar, held twice yearly in Birmingham. He is also a member of the Standing Committee of the International Milton Symposium. Between 2007 and 2012, he was the co-founder and organiser (with Dr Mary Morrissey) of the Sermons Studies Network (with over 150 scholars as members). The network held its inaugural colloquium in November 2007 on the topic of ‘Uses of Secular Language in Early Modern Preaching’, and two further one-day conferences at the Universities of Birmingham and Reading, on the subjects of ‘Regional and Parochial Preaching’ (2009), and ‘King David’ (2010).