1932 – Bradbury was born in Sheffield on September 7, 1932.
1943 – Bradbury attended West Bridgford Grammar School.
1950-1953 – Attended University College, Leicester, getting a first-class degree in English.
1953-1955 – Bradbury continued his at Queen Mary College, where he gained his master’s degree.
1955-1958 – Bradbury was able to teach in University of Manchester and Indiana University in the USA. Returned to England for a major heart operation.
1959 – Bradbury married Elizabeth Salt, who works as a librarian from Nottinghamshire County Library. Armed with a first class degree, he began his first full-time job at Hull University.
1961-1965 – Bradbury got a teaching post at the University of Birmingham. He completed his Manchester University Ph.D. in American studies.
1970 – Moving to University of East Anglia, where became Professor of American Studies. His students Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro both attended his M.A. in Creative Writing course.
1975 – Bradbury’s best known novel, The History Man, is a dark satire of academic life in the universities.
1982 – Although his novel Rates of Exchange was nominated for the Booker Prize, Bradbury became the
chairman of the judges for the prize for the year 1983.
1986 – Bradbury wrote a short humorous book titled "Why Come to Slaka?".
1995 – Bradbury retired from teaching and diverted his attention to write.
2000 – Died on November 27, 2000.