The Author's Academic Qualifications


GCE O level passes
Art, Biology, Chemistry with Physics, English Language, Mathematics 1957
(King Edward VI Grammar School, Bury St Edmunds)

GCE O level passes Chemistry, Physics 1958 (Ipswich Civic College)

BTec Ordinary National Certificate in Metallurgy (ONC) 1960 (Ipswich Civic College)

BTec Higher National Certificate in Metallurgy (HNC) 1962 (Ipswich Civic College)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Metallurgy (B Sc) 1966 (University College, Cardiff, University of Wales)

Awarded the A A Read Student Metallurgy Prize 1966 (University of Wales)

BTec Higher National Certificate in Business Computing (HNC) 1994 (Blackburn College)

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) 1995 (University of Huddersfield)

Bachelor of Theology (Honours) (B Th) 2009 (University of Aberdeen)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) 2014 (University of Glasgow)


In the years between 1970 and 1992 David was a Member of the Institution of Metallurgists (MIM),
a Member of the Institute of British Foundrymen (MIBF) and a Member of the Institute of Metal Finishing (MIMF).
In 1978 he was granted Chartered Engineer status (C Eng).


David is a Licensed Lay Reader in the Scottish Episcopal Church, Diocese of Argyll and The Isles.


B Sc (Hons) University of Wales 1966
B Th (Hons) University of Aberdeen 2009
Ph D University of Glasgow 2014
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