Dr Lawrence Goldman, tutorial fellow in modern history at St Peter's College, Oxford, became editor of the Oxford DNB on 1 October 2004. He combines his editorship with continuing teaching and research in his college and university roles. Born in London, Lawrence read history at Jesus College, Cambridge, and then went to Yale University. His first teaching position was in Oxford's department for continuing education. Dr Goldman is primarily a historian of modern Britain, but he has also published on American and transatlantic history. In addition to articles and essays in journals and collections, he is the author of Dons and Workers: Oxford and Adult Education since 1850 (OUP, 1995) and Science, Reform, and Politics in Victorian Britain: the Social Science Association, 1857-1886 (CUP, 2002). He is also co-editor of a volume of essays in memory of Colin Matthew, first editor of the Oxford DNB, entitled The Political Culture of Victorian Britain. He is married and has three children.