- cognition and worldviews among pre-modern metal workers
- gas flows through bloomery furnaces
- the chemistry and classification of slags
I was Hon. Gen. Secretary of HMS from 2017 until June 2021 at which point I assumed responsibility for the HMS website. I’ve never been a practising academic but through HMS its my privilege and pleasure to meet so many with the same interests as me who are ready to share their extensive knowledge and competence.
I got my Ph.D. at Cranfield University in Innovation and Technology Assessment in the International Ecotechnology Research Centre by part time study. I also obtained a degree from the OU and then an MBA by part time study.
I spent about ten years of my working life in teaching and much of the rest of it running a company that provides services for people with learning disabilities. Circa 1981, whilst teaching history in the newly independent Zimbabwe I came across the idea (and the evidence) of bloomery iron production. That idea still grips.