Morna Ramday discovered the joys of academia rather late in life. A native Scot, she spent 20 years living overseas with her husband and rearing three children. She returned to Scotland where she re-entered education, signing up for the alternate-access Evening Degree at the University of St Andrews. The resultant enthusiasm led to academic progression through an MA to an MLitt in Women, Writing and Gender and, finally, to a successful PhD focusing on masculinities. Morna currently teaches secondary English – a role which she managed to maintain throughout her studies in order to finance them. She now looks forward to researching and writing further articles and books on masculinities within the Victorian era.