Michael Lawrence Dockrill was appointed to a lectureship in War Studies at King's College, London, in January 1971, having been awarded a Ph.D from the London School of Economics on Sir Edward Grey's foreign policy 1908-1912 in 1969. He had previously taught history at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and Portsmouth Polytechnic. He retired from King's College as Professor of Diplomatic History in September 1971, and was then granted the title of Emeritus Professor. He has published books, edited works and articles dealing with Grey's Foreign Policy, the Paris Peace Conferences 1919-1923, British Defence since 1945 British Establishment Perspectives on France 1936-40, and the Korean War and the First Taiwan Crisis, 1954-55. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and King's College, London.