Robin Simon, DLitt, FSA, is an art historian, critic, writer and broadcaster. His specialist areas include all aspects of the arts, including fine art, antiques and architecture and opera - past and present. Robin is also passionate about cricket and particularly the history of cricket.

He is the editor of The British Art Journal and author of the acclaimed Hogarth, France and British Art: The Rise of the Arts in Eighteenth-century Britain (2007) which has been universally acclaimed and described as 'The best book yet on Hogarth' by Brian Sewell in The Evening Standard.

Robin is the Chairman of The Courtauld Association and a Visiting Professor in English at University College London. He has been an art critic of the Daily Mail since 1987 and his art selection, along with those of the theatre, opera and music critics of the paper, appears weekly in 'The Vulture' column of the Daily Mail.

Robin is an expert in British art covering the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, Italian Old Masters (including thirteenth to fourteenth centuries) and American eighteenth and nineteenth century painting.

He has written articles on opera for the Mail on Sunday, Opera Now, and for numerous programmes for major operas; and on cricket for The Cricketer and International Cricket Quarterly (and has filled in during rain on Test Match Special).

For five years Robin wrote a monthly column for Tatler and has written many features and reviews for the Spectator, The Sunday Times, The Mail on Sunday (including The Rich Report and The Royal Rich Report), New Statesman, Apollo (of which he was editor in the 1990s) and Country Life.

Robin also creates and presents entertaining events together with singers, musicians and actors. These have been commissioned by, among others, Coram Family (2000, with Emma Kirkby, Anthony Rolfe Johnson and the Academy of St Martins-in-the-Fields), the Villa Decius, Cracow (2002, with Alison Pearce, Paul Wynne-Griffiths and Anton Dowing), the Swansea Arts Festival (with Alison Pearce, 2003), St Paul’s Covent Garden (with Alison Pearce and Benjamin Costello, 2007) and the Royal Academy of Music (with Alison Pearce and David Syrus, 2009). All are tailored to specific places or exhibitions and have included, ‘Hogarth and the Theatre’ and ‘Hogarth and Music’.