Martin Biddle is an Emeritus Fellow of Hertford College and Honorary Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is Chairman of the Fabric Advisory Committee (FAC) for Winchester Cathedral, Archaeological Consultant for St Albans Cathedral, and former Archaeological Consultant for Canterbury Cathedral.
He was the first Lecturer in Medieval Archaeology in England, at the University of Exeter (1963-67), Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford (1967-68), Founder and Director of the Winchester Research Unit since 1968, Director of the University Museum, and Professor of Anthropology and History of Art, University of Pennsylvania (1977-81) and Lecturer at Christ Church, Oxford (1983-86). He joined Hertford College as Astor Senior Research Fellow in Medieval Archaeology in 1989, later becoming Professor of Medieval Archaeology.
Martin was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1985 and was appointed OBE in 1997. In May 2010 he was made Honorary Freeman of Winchester. In June 2014, Martin was awarded a CBE for ‘services to archaeology’.