About us

Charlotte Brewer

EOED is a research project created and led by Charlotte Brewer, who has published widely on the OED and on dictionaries more generally. Her history of the 20th-century OED, Treasure-House of the Language: the Living OED (Yale University Press) appeared in 2007. She is a fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, and Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University.

Christopher Whalen

Christopher Whalen established the project’s database and designed and set up the original website at the end of his undergraduate degree in English at Hertford College, Oxford in 2004. Since 2010 he has worked at Torchbox where he is now a Search and Analytics Consultant. He rebuilt the current website in WordPress in his spare time.

Last updated on 28 October 2019