About this website
This is my personal website. I have created it as a place to put some of the fruits of 47 years of work as a teacher, writer, manager and policy adviser in adult, higher and vocational education, careers and educational guidance, and in the last decade, on ageing and demographic change.
I have been prompted to create the site by people who have asked for copies of documents and reports which I have written in the past but which are no longer available online. It starts therefore as a repository of documents, published and unpublished, with a certain amount of commentary, but it also includes a blog, to provide an outlet (if only for me) for my thoughts on current issues. This is the first post of that blog.
I have worked for and with very many organisations and institutions. Four have involved the most time and effort:
- the National Institute for Adult Continuing Education (NIACE),
- the Unit for the Development of Adult Continuing Education (UDACE),
- the National Association for Educational Guidance for Adults (NAEGA),
- the National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling (NICEC).
Although much of the work has been within the UK, I have been involved in European and international activity since the early 1990s. Most recently I have been increasingly active in politics.
I hope you find something interesting and that it doesn’t look too much like an ego trip. Feel free to comment on the site, or anything in it, and suggestions for additions or improvements would be very welcome