I work at R&D/ILRT, IT Services, University of Bristol. Information about my current work can be found here.
I live in Bath, Somerset. In my spare time, I do a lot of singing in various choirs (soprano). I have an ambition to sing in every Cathedral in England and to date have managed forty-one (that is, all except Bradford). Since 2003 I have written a blog about my singing and concert-going and more recently an occasional one with book reviews.
I'm on Facebook. I'm an occasional contributor to Geograph. I tweet a little, though mostly only to announce new blog posts. I lurk on and occasionally write to the Radio 3 Forum: The Choir.On June 22nd 1996 I married Dr (now Prof) Gregory Sankaran in Little St Mary's Church, Cambridge. We are the parents of Naomi, born 1999, Alban, born 2001 and Magnus, born 2005. Recent photographs of the family are available as Facebook albums; if you are not one of my Facebook 'friends' and would like to see them, ask me for a public link.
I did an undergraduate degree in Classics at Merton College,Oxford (1982-6), then a Ph.D at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (1986-90) about Apollonius of Rhodes. After working for a couple of years at the Cambridge Group for the History of Population, I moved to Manchester in 1992, where until the end of August 1996, I worked as Census Information Officer at Manchester Computing, within what is now MIMAS.I grew up near Reading, and attended the Highlands School, Tilehurst (which sadly closed in July 2011). I mention this because I'm in touch with almost no one from my time there and it would be good to hear from some of my contemporaries.
virginia dot knight at bristol dot ac dot uk
Last updated (apart from blog links) November 22nd 2012.