Suffolk born and bred, Grammar School educated.
Indentured apprentice in iron foundry industry – gained ONC and HNC in metallurgy.
Awarded First Class Honours Bachelor of Science degree by University of Wales.
Awarded A A Read Student Metallurgy Prize.
Senior manager in foundry industry.
Responsible for Europe’s most modern iron foundry, in Lancashire.
Regular contributor of technical papers and lectures at many national and international conferences and seminars.
Appointed to the management board of BCIRA, the iron foundry industry’s research association.
Was elected President of EEF North West, the engineering industry employers’ federation.
Was ‘head’ of the band of altar servers at Blackburn Cathedral.
Retrained as a computer scientist.
Was awarded Post Graduate Certificate in Education by the University of Huddersfield and taught at Blackburn College.
Retired to live on the Isle of Mull.
Licensed as a Lay Reader in the Scottish Episcopal Church.
Awarded Honours Bachelor of Theology Degree (2:1) as a distance learning student at the University of Aberdeen.
Awarded Doctor of Philosophy Degree as a distance learning student at the University of Glasgow after studying the life and writings of Dom Gregory Dix (1901-52).
In his book the author adds some meat to this skeletal curriculum vitae. He expands on this brief summary and entertains his putative readers with chapter and verse of his life. He claims that he has presented a ‘warts-and-all’ autobiography. But, it is for you, his readers, to decide whether or not he has been successful.