I’m a Whovian and political geek based in Manchester, UK. You might know me from:
- Currybeer, a monthly social which I organise. Unsurprisingly we eat curry and drink beer.
- Geek Walks, another monthly social I organise. Again the clue is in the name.
- UKUUG / FLOSS UK, where I served six years on Council (four as chairman) and still attend conferences.
- Manchester Linux Users’ Group, which I’ve been attending since 2003. I’m also a regular speaker at the group.
- Manchester Classical Association, because of my interest in classics and ancient history. I also look after the hosting of the group’s website and served as treasurer for several years.
- Warrington U3A, where I occasionally give lectures on ancient history.
- MadLab, a co-working and events space which I used to work from and hosts several of the groups I attend.
- School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, where I completed two degrees (BSc, MPhil) and worked as a member of staff.
- Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Manchester, where I completed a postgraduate degree (MA).
- Twitter, where I tweet about technology, trains and politics.
My interests are fairly diverse and range from computing to ancient history, with a bit of politics, economics and law thrown in.