Curriculum Vitae


2015 Green Party parliamentary candidate for South East Cambridgeshire.

2007 Retired!

1998-2007 Senior Technical Author, ARM, Cambridge. Mainly documenting the instruction set and assembly language of the ARM computer chips. [4*]§

1998 Journals Manager, British Psychological Society, Leicester. [− 4*]

1992-97 DTP Editor, The Physiological Society, Cambridge. Setting up and managing an in-house pre-press operation for their academic journals.[3*]

1991-92 Director of Information Technology, Highgate School, London. Teaching computing and mathematics; introducing the use of computers in the teaching of other subjects.[− 3*]

1989-91 Senior Project Officer, Scottish Schools Equipment Research Centre, Edinburgh.* Investigating the availability and suitability of equipment for use in schools. Developing practical projects for use in schools. Training teachers in presenting such projects. (Also a member of the Electronics Working Group of the Scottish Central Council on the Curriculum.) [7*]

1987-89 Depute† Coordinator, Western Isles Technical and Vocational Education Initiative.* [4*]

1986-87 Lecturer in Computing, Lews Castle College, Stornoway, Western Isles. [4*]

1985-86 Deputy Manager, Durham ITeC. Training young adults in IT and electronics.* [3*]

1983-85 Went to India, made myself useful fixing things in rural mission hospitals. [5*]

1971-83 All sorts of different temporary contracts, mostly just a few months here and there, including: technician, research assistant, draughtsman, electronic engineer, typesetter, programmer, supply teacher and lecturer. Several organizations employed me repeatedly‡, others I only worked for on one contract. Voluntary weekend work: typesetting for Peace News. [− 3 - +5*]


This is what John Richardson, Director of the Scottish Schools’ Equipment Research Centre, wrote in the SSERC Bulletin when I left: Cheerio, Clive!.

* Temporary contracts funded by the Manpower Services Commission / Training Agency.

† No, that isn’t a typo! It’s Scots.

‡ Microvitec; University of Bradford; Bradford Technical College; Shipley College.

§ 4* on a scale from 0* to 5* – now I’m thoroughly retired, I don’t care who knows what I think of their jobs!