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When I was in my late teens I was told to choose between the Arts and the Sciences.  I resolved to do both.  As a scientist I got a First and a Doctorate at Oxford, and I have published about a hundred scientific papers;  as an environmental scientist I was invited to visit some of the dirtiest places on the planet, with a view to helping clean them up; they are a little cleaner now.


In between I became Chairman of the Oxford Area Arts Council, and was instrumental in

I live in Oxfordshire with my wife Jane; we have two grown-up children and one grandson.

creating an Arts Centre and converting a derelict church into a theatre.  I have given three public recitals, and sold hundreds of my paintings.


So now I am attempting to become a photographer.  I have no idea why - I resisted the temptation for a very long time.  All I can say is that photography is now an essential part of my life, and I cannot imagine being without it.  I want and expect to take photographs every day.