After a career in the education sector I switched to a role in HR working in the NHS for 10 years focusing primarily on Training and HR strategy. Subsequently, worked as a freelance Career Consultant working in seven UK universities, one in Israel and four in Lithuania.
Now semi-retired I still visit Lithuania about three times a year to work with students at Vilnius University as well as doing some work at Bradford University in a voluntary capacity. With more time on my hands I can now indulge my other real love which is photography, and I spend many days out photographing the local countryside and industrial heritage of West Yorkshire (particularly the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park).
My other real interest is music, from avant-garde jazz to the symphonic repertoire of such heavyweights as Bruckner, Mahler and Shostakovich. I also take a great interest in the role of women in classical music, hence you will see postings about female orchestral conductors and the appalling discrimination perpetrated against them.
I am also an ardent “Northern Soul” fan and spent a part of my youth at Wigan Casino but this was just prior to when northern soul became a “cult” in the early 1970s.
As you will see from the strap line on my blogs I place a great deal on individual freedom and refuse to be put in boxes so beloved of psychologists, hence the quote from the cult 1960s series “The Prisoner” of which I was a great fan.