Christopher Stray is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Classics, University of Wales Swansea, since 1989. In 1996-8 he was a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, supported by a grant from the Spencer Foundation, Chicago.
His main scholarly interests include history and sociology of classical teaching and scholarship; history of textbooks; slangs, family languages, and idiolects.
Christopher Stray is the author of The Living Word. W.H.D. Rouse and the crisis of Classics in Edwardian England, BCP/Duckworth, 1992; Grinders and grammars: a Victorian controversy. [The Latin Primer controversy in the columns of The Times in 1866. The texts, with introduction and notes.] The Textbook Colloquium, Reading, 1992; Classics Transformed: Schools, Universities and Society in England 1830-1960. OUP, 1998; The Mushri-English Pronouncing Dictionary. A chapter in 19th-century public-school lexicography,Reading, 1996; Winchester Notions: the dialect of Winchester College, edited with an introductory essay, Athlone Press, 1998.