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In the Pyrenees



                           Medieval Towns and Villages South West France

Scenes in Scotland

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Blackness Castle

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Linn of Quoich


Caledonian Forest



University of Nottingham – First degree (1969 – 72), University of Durham – PhD (1972 – 77), University of Toulouse – Post Doc (1977 – 78)


Environmental Consultant in own business – active interest in sustainability, social responsibility, protection of the environment, biodiversity enhancement, climate change



Married with two children and three grandchildren; living in Northumberland

Big Likes

Travel and Walking (with the family)

Some favourite places: 

South West France and the Pyrenees (mountains, forests and medieval towns, villages and castles)

Scotland (hills, mountains, lochs, coasts, Caledonian forest, medieval castles)

Natural History

Birds, animals, wild flowers, trees and fungi

All help with creative processes!

Music - Contemporary

Favourite artists:    Pink Floyd (my Number 1 band), Hawkwind, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Deep Purple, Cream, Tangerine Dream, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, ELP, Roxy Music, Fairport Convention, London Grammar

Music – Classic

Favourite composers:  Vaughan Williams, Delius, Barber, Tippet, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Prokoviev

Music – tootling on my synthesizer, piano, and guitars

Favourite album of all time:  Dark Side of the Moon


See my Blog for how music has influenced me



Favourite Books: Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien), Titus Groan Trilogy (Mervyn Peake),  Middlemarch (George Eliot), Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) 

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