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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation University teacher
Location Stockport, United Kingdom
Introduction I was born in the Welsh borderlands and grew up in Shrewsbury. Then to Aberystwyth University before working in the admin class of the civil service for a couple of unhappy years. Then got job at Manchester University which I loved. I became Director Extra-Mural Studies 1986-91 and then had a stroke while out jogging. Retired on medical grounds but still teach and write a good deal. Recently took up a part-time position in politics at Liverpool Hope University. Why Skipper? Legacy of captaining a post-graduate cricket team at university.
Interests reading, creative writing, poetry, short stories, film, theatre, walking, travel.
Favorite Movies Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, Sideways, Lost Weekend
Favorite Music Some classical but mostly modern folk a la Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, KD Lang, Blues too
Favorite Books Darkness at Noon, Brave New World, Ghostwriters, Cloud Atlas, White Teeth, Bleak House, Hard Times, Far From madding Crowd