I have made academic or professional visits to more than 70 countries, and private visits that have provided material for subsequent research to more than 30 additional countries and territories, on all seven continents. I have also travelled for the British government (the Foreign Office and the British Council).
Invited lectures and keynote lectures outside Britain have included Ahvaz University, Aligarh Muslim University, American University of Beirut, Association Française des Amis de Newman (Paris), Aoyama Gakuin University, Baylor University, El Beida University, Benghazi University, Bible Lands Museum (Jerusalem), Bilgi University, Bucharest University, Calvin College, Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance (Tours), Cluj University, Eötvös Loránd University, Florida State University, Fort Myer (Arlington, VA), Fondazione Carical (Matera), Gharyan University, Harvard Club (New York City), Hebrew University (Jerusalem), Iaşi University, Isfahan Central Library, Istanbul University, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, King Abdulaziz University, King Faisal University, King Khalid University, King Saud University, Lebanese American University, Le Moyne College, Misratah University, The Mount (Edith Wharton’s house), Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma State University, Philadelphia Free Library, Pierpont Morgan Library, Plovdiv University, Pontifical Biblical Institute (Vatican), Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton University, Pretoria University, Purdue University, St Louis University, Sebha University, Sofia University, Le Studium (Orléans), Timişoara University, Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Boylston MA), Tripoli University, Tromsø University, Universidad de Alcalá, Universidad de Las Palmas, Universidad de Zaragoza , Universitat de Lleida, Université de Fribourg, Université de Lausanne, Université de Strasbourg, Université Grenoble Alpes, University of Calgary, University of Cape Town, University of Colorado, University of Iowa, University of Oslo, University of the Bosphorus, University of Southern Mississippi, University of the Western Cape, University of Waterloo, Witwatersrand University, William Carey University, and Zawia University.
2011 was the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Version of the Bible. Since then I have given more than 100 talks on the KJV in Belgium, Britain, Bulgaria, Canada, France, India, Ireland, Israel, Romania, Switzerland, the United States and the Vatican. Venues have included cathedrals (Bristol, Ely, Exeter, Leicester, Lichfield, Norwich, Sheffield and Winchester), churches (Anglican/ Episcopal, Catholic, Methodist, United Reform), clubs (including the Athenaeum in London and the Harvard Club in New York), exhibitions (including Atlanta, Charlotte NC, Colorado Springs, Edinburgh, Jerusalem, Oklahoma City, Santa Clarita CA, and Springfield MO), libraries (including the Philadelphia Free Library), the Inns of Court (Gray's Inn), learned societies (including the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow), literary festivals (Althorp, Belfast, Bloxham) and universities. I have also contributed to BBC radio and television programmes on the KJV. I published a monograph on the history of the King James Bible and an old-spelling edition of the 1611 text. The British government bought 21,144 copies of my edition of the Bible, and presented a copy to every primary and secondary school in England. In 2023 this edition was reworked as the Coronation Bible, which was printed in 12 specially bound copies, on the first of which King Charles III took his coronation oath.