Graduate, Aldenham School, Elstree, England, 1948; student, University Western Ontario, Canada, 1948-1951.
Managing director, Burland Estates, Ltd., Gosling Estates, Ltd.
1st vice president, G.H. Burland & Limited company, 1951-1956;
associate editor, Bermudian Magazine, 1957;
lecturer, American School, London, 1974;
lecturer, Washington and Lee University, Virginia, 1973;
writer in residence, Southern Seminary, Virginia, 1973;
writer in residence, Bermuda Writers Conference, 1978;
writer in residence, U. Hartford, Connecticut, 1981-1982;
guest fellow, Yale University, 1982-1983;
visiting professor, Connecticut College, 1986-1987;
judge, P.E.N. Syndicated Fiction Project, 1985. Narrator stories and poems British Broadcasting Corporation, since 1968. Conductor poetry and fiction readings Yale University, Washington and Lee University, U. Hartford, U. Massachusetts, Amherst, Arts Council Princeton, 1990-1993.
Founder Princeton Writers Group, 1990,91, 92, Poetry Arts Council at Princeton, 1990-1991, Fiction and Film, Arts Council at Princeton, 1990-1902. Writer, painter-in-residence Melville College, 1992, Shotts (Scotland) Prison. Lecturer Bermuda College, 1995-1996.
Member Princeton Arts council Served with British Merchant Service, 1944. Fellow Royal Society Literature, Academy American Poets. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Poetry Society of America, Authors Guild, American Center Society, Princeton Writers Group (founder), Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Chelsea Arts Club (London).
Married Charlotte Ann Taylor, 1952 (divorced 1957). Children: Susan, Anne, William. Married Edwina Ann Trentham, 1962 (divorced 1979).
1 child, Benjamin; married Isabella Petrie, 1990 (divorced 1999).