Charles left Cambridge in 1973 with a BA in Moral Sciences and History and a doctorate on Anglo-Argentine commercial relations. He later took an MA in Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Reader in International Relations successively at Warwick and Cambridge, he has been a member of SLAS, BISA, the ISA, and the PSA. He served for several years as Director of the University’s Centre of Latin American Studies.
Charles was briefly SPS DoS at Wolfson, sings with the college choir and chamber singers, and is currently Secretary of the Society of Emeritus Fellows. He is an active researcher, working on Victorian radical feminism and, in collaboration with Canning House, on the material and cultural vestiges of the UK’s past relations with Latin America.