Education & Research

I am an investigative archival historian. My writing is based on visits to historic sites and on records I have examined in such fascinating collections as …

  • British Library (London)
  • British Library Newspapers Collection (Colindale)
  • Bundesarchiv (Berlin)
  • Bundesarchiv-Militärarchiv (Freiburg)
  • Bunkeranlagen OKH-Zossen (Wünsdorf)
  • Cambridge University Library
  • Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College (Cambridge)
  • Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (Frankfurt)
  • Deutsches Historisches Museum (Berlin)
  • Former Canaris and Heydrich residences (Berlin-Schlachtensee)
  • Former Havel-Institut (Berlin-Wannsee)
  • Gedenkstätte Theresienstadt (Pamatnik Terezin)
  • Gedenk- und Bildungsstätte Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz (Berlin-Wannsee)
  • Harry Ransom Center (Austin)
  • Imperial War Museum (London)
  • KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau
  • KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg
  • KZ-Gedenkstätte Sachsenhausen (Oranienburg)
  • Library of Congress (Washington)
  • Middle East Centre Archive, St Antony’s College (Oxford)
  • National Archives and Records Administration (Washington)
  • National Museum of American Jewish Military History (Washington)
  • Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Vienna)
  • Politisches Archiv, Auswärtiges Amt (Berlin)
  • Staatliches Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau (Panstwowe Muzeum Oswiecim)
  • The National Archives (Kew)
  • The Wellcome Collection (London)
  • Whitman College and Northwest Archives (Walla Walla)

My education has been international …

  • I was schooled at The King’s School, Canterbury (1951-58). The oldest school in Europe, possibly in the world, founded by St Augustine in 597. Then …
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in German (University College London)
  • Master of Arts in German Literature (University of Alberta)
  • Doctor of Literature and Philosophy in History (University of South Africa)
  • I have studied occasionally as a postgraduate at Cambridge, Innsbruck, and Simon Fraser universities.
  • During my undergraduate years at UCL, I also completed teacher training at St Mary’s College, Strawberry Hill (University of London Institute of Education) culminating in a Teacher’s Certificate (Secondary Level) and UK Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

I currently hold/have held the following fellowships in learned societies …

  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society — Current
  • Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland — Current
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (1966–2011)
  • Fellow of the College of Preceptors (1993–1999)

I currently maintain the following active memberships …

  • Member of the North American Society for Intelligence History (NASIH)
  • Member of the Old King’s Scholars (OKS) Association
  • Member of the UCL Alumni Network
  • Member of the University of Alberta Alumni Association
  • Member of the Association of Retired NAIT Staff (ARNS)
  • Affiliate Member of Modern Church
  • Friend of Canterbury Cathedral

If you wish to know more about my work as a historian, please browse through this website, where you will find a handy CONTACT form if you wish to message me.