A website can be many things — a showcase, news-outlet, bookshop and more. This website is a kind of autobiography. But it is less of a curriculum vitae and more of a library and gallery illustrating my activities and interests. I have put it together for my own amusement and convenience at a time in life when I want to gather together the different things I have written, done and made.
The impulse for its creation was to draw attention to what I have published. I never saw myself as a ‘writer’ or ‘author’ but my professional life as a doctor involved a lot of writing – medical, scientific, technical and historical. As well as a few books, I have written many chapters for textbooks and multi-author volumes, and published dozens of articles in medical, scientific and academic journals.
Having constructed this website I am taking the opportunity of displaying images of lettering I have cut in stone and wood, an absorbing counterbalance to words on paper or the screen. There is also some poetry, and some journeys . . . Make what you wish of what you find here. This website is work in progress – provisional, piecemeal – and just like reading a book or visiting an exhibition, you can dip in or wander about wherever you want.