Benjamin is a 45 year old professor of magical history, focusing on the traditions and skills of British witches in the Anglo-Saxon period, such as the village witch. He also enjoy punk rock and postmodernism. He began his career at Slough where he was considered one of the up-and-coming stars of a growing magical history field (corresponding with the resurgance in traditional magic). However, his first (and only) major work was discredited by the Slough elite upon its publication as unscientific and unhelpful. He rather publicly spiralled out of control and after about a year of drunkenly crashing lectures and giving harrowing, incoherent speeches at Boggy functions, he just…sort of…disappeared.
That was ten years ago.