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Outside Interests

Senior Treasurer, Cambridge University Tiddlywinks Club (CUTwC), 1971-77

Member of the St John's Tiddlywinks team that won Cuppers three years in a row (1966,1967,1968)
Many times player for CUTwC, 1965-77, including First Team often, and Dodos (first mat) regularly against Oxford. Honorary Quarter Blue.

As a student I rowed for Lady Margaret Boat Club, both in ``gentlemen's'' and club crews, and also coached for LMBC.

Music, especially opera and music drama (formerly Friend of ENON, and Friend of Welsh National Opera) and contemporary (classical, art, avant garde) music (Member of The Society for the Promotion of New Music -- SPNM; member of the International Computer Music Association -- ICMA). I also compose (performances in Hong Kong 1996, and Bath 1999, Cuba 2001, Göteborg 2002, Germany and Ireland 2005, Ireland 2007, Germany 2008, Bath 2009; Boston 2010 and less formal performances in USA including a radio broadcast, and as a ballet). I have been attempting to learn to play the tabla (Indian drums) under my guru, Tapan Roy from Calcutta.

Theatre going. (Especially Shakespeare, Greek Tragedy, Chekhov, ...)

Cycling for pleasure (Member of CTC) and for transport. Although I have a driving licence I no longer own a car by choice. Founder Member of the Bath Car Share Club.

Astronomy (I own a 10" Newtonian reflector).

T'ai Chi Chuan (Lee Family style); Member of Taoist Arts Organisation.

Vice-Chairman, Senior Common Room, University of Bath, 2005-2007

Chairman, Senior Common Room, University of Bath, 2007-2009

Departmental representative on AUT (and later UCU) local committee 2001-2011


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