About

Lets get a few things clear… this is not a blog with an especial purpose, message, or criterion. It’s no more poetical, political, humorous, or religious than I am; I would like to share with you when I find interesting, amusing, and the little snippets of trivia and factoids that I stumble upon.

A little about me… a couple of years ago I completed my Doctorate at Oxford University. My research focused on Anglo-Indian-Tibetan relations during the Great Game, and how these have impacted our understanding of the region today.

I  work for Oxford Risk Analysis and Research. We are an Oxford University spin out company, and provide consultancy to various Government Departments and sectors of the Financial Services Industry both in the UK and worldwide. You can find my contact details in the QR code here.

I live and work in Oxford, and enjoy running (as much as anyone can!), reading travel books, and listening to 80’s rock music. I love books… and I confess to still getting a thrill from opening them. Even in my early thirties. I am trying to teach myself to play the ukelele… much to the annoyance of my neighbours.

I count myself lucky that I have good friends with open, agile, and inquisitive minds. I love spending time with them.

I’m no oil painting I know, but this is a painting of me, done by a good friend of mine, David Cooke.

5 responses to “About

  1. Tan

    I love your painting posted here. It looks like 18th century 🙂

  2. Nice mess kit – your cap badge is too small for me to decipher your regiment… tanks?

    • I was never in the Army! The painting was for a friend who was applying to Art School at the time, and wanted to paint something/one in this style… the cap belonged to my father (who was also never in the Army!) and I don’t recall the regiment. I still have the coat however, and adore it… so warm!

  3. Have looked again… no spurs, or is that just cavalry ( my father was a cavalryman) ?

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