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Universities


Physics with electronics, Nottingham University; MSc and PhD in materials science, Bristol University

Languages


Lifelong interest in languages


Informatics


Designed/administered web sites for the United Nations; University of Padua, Italy; Oxford Italian Assoc.; Abingdon Naturalists Soc.; Tenby Arts Club; Tenby Friendship Club

Education


Degrees

1971BSc Physics Hons IIi, Nottingham Univ.
1972MSc Physics of Materials, Bristol Univ.
1975PhD Physics of Materials, Bristol Univ.

Languages

ItalianFluent (lived in Italy ca 20 years);
IOP Profess. Develop. Certs in Italian (max. scores) (1996-2000)

FrenchGood for reading, basic for speaking
GermanBasic for reading and speaking
OtherWelsh, Russian, Swedish, Latin ... some knowledge

ICT

National Council for Further Education (national awarding body) Level 2 Cert in Telematics (2005)
IOP Profess. Develop. Certificates in IT skills (max. scores) (1996-2000)
PC/Mac, web design/editing, ...

Membership of professional bodies and other activities

Royal Society of Literature, member
Welsh Academy, associate member
Italian Cultural Institute, member
Institute of Physics (IOP, UK), member
Authors' Licensing & Collecting Soc. (UK), member

Former membership, societies, boards, etc.

2005-2012 Oxford Italian Association (webmaster, committee 2010-12)
2003-2010 Abingdon Naturalists Soc. (webmaster, committee 2005-7)
1996-2012 Translators Association (UK), member
1996-2012 Society of Authors (UK), member
1992-1995 Globo (Scientific Inform.) Assoc. (Trieste) (partner)
1992-1994 UNESCO Reg. Office S&T Editorial Board (Venice)
1991-1997 National Union of Journalists (UK)
1985-1989 Honorary Fellow, Physics Dept, Bristol Univ.
1981-1987 Royal Soc. Chem. Molten Salts (treasurer, committee 1981-5)


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