Master of Arts, Edinburgh (Scotland) University, 1961. Master of Science, Edinburgh (Scotland) University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge (England) University, 1964.
Instructor Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1964-1966. Research fellow Christ's College Cambridge (England) University, 1966-1967. Lecturer Imperial College University London, 1967-1975, reader, 1975-1990, professor, 1990-1992, University College Swansea, Wales, since 1992.
Chairman theory committee Science & Engineering Research Council, 1987-1991. Chief Executive Officer Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council, since 1998.
Fellow Institute Physics.
Married Ellenor Gardiner Hervey Wilson, June 28, 1965. Children: Robert Alan, Katrina Ellenor.