Seb undertook his BA and MPhil degrees at the Cambridge Classics Faculty where he specialised in classical reception in nineteenth-century British art, before working for a year as an art market researcher. In 2024 he completed his PhD at Cambridge, supervised by the Classics Faculty and Art History Department, which examined representations of Greek and Anatolian landscapes in Victorian illustrated travelogues. As the William St Clair Fellow, his project explores the institutions known as ‘garrison libraries’ which were situated in military bases throughout the British colonies in the nineteenth century. With a particular focus on the British Garrisons at Gibraltar, Malta, and Corfu, he seeks to compare the collections of these imperial libraries and explore their function as stopping points for travellers en route to sites of historical and archaeological interest around the Mediterranean.