Andrew Betts joined Lancing College to teach French and German in September 1990. He was Housemaster of Sanderson’s, which became School House, from 1998 to 2010 and was also Head of French. He has been Registrar since September 2015.
He holds a BA in English Language with Medieval Literature from Durham University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Linguistics from UCL, a Postgraduate Diploma in French translation from the Institute of Linguists and a PhD in German Linguistics from UCL. He lectured part-time in Historical Linguistics and Communications Studies at the Polytechnic of Central London and at Goldsmiths College London and then became Research Officer at the University of Essex working on the EUROTRA Machine Translation project from 1986 to 1990. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists.