After teaching History for twenty or so years I decided to change course and enjoyed studying for my PhD at Birmingham University. I am now an independent scholar and author. My main writing focus is on army chaplaincy in both world wars, and my main historical interests lie in 20th century military, social and religious history but I have also a keen interest in the history of polar exploration. I enjoy travelling at home and abroad to present papers at conferences on a variety of topics related to my writing interests. My hobbies include walking, preferably in cold places, and one of my ambitions is to travel to Antarctica.
I am a member of the Royal Historical Society and the Western Front Association, the American Commission for Military History and the Society for Military History. In addition I am a trustee of the Toc H movement and convenor of Toc H Wessex.
I am also a co-founder of the
British Modern Military History Society
BMMHS was formed in early 2019, and we organise monthly talks for anyone interested in military history over the last 200 years from Nelson’s times to the present day.
BMMHS has a full schedule of monthly talks scheduled throughout 2020 and most of 2021 on El Alamein, the Cold War, the Falklands, the Spanish Civil War and the Battle of the Atlantic and much more.