Category Archives: Papers

Brexit

The referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union took place in June 2016. This paper explains my views on why we should leave. It is not associated with any of the official campaign groups. It remains relevant during … Continue reading

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Grading Systems

Whilst we may not always approve of them, we all use grading systems in our daily lives. But what do they actually mean? Can you get ‘third degree’ burns from sunbathing? To find out download the PDF: Grading systems

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The Dance of Shiva

Many have sought the link between particle physics and the ancient writings of the Hindu Vedas. This is my version which includes an explanation for the mechanism of time: The Dance of Shiva v5

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The Gospel According to Noah

Following unprecedented rainfall, much of Southern England has been flooded. Contrast the lack of preparedness of individuals in the Thames Valley with the phlegmatic attitude which pervades in Worcester. It’s all about expectation and planning. This paper seeks to help … Continue reading

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A Strategy for the Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels are a unique area in South-West England which have been seriously flooded in 2012/13 and early 2014. A drainage strategy is urgently required to alleviate the situation and provide a permanent solution: A Strategy for the Somerset … Continue reading

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A Short Course in Asset Management

How many teaching establishment include even the shortest module on asset management? Shouldn’t every university include at least the basics in their undergraduate courses in engineering, architecture and building? I can’t see any evidence on-line of it so decided to … Continue reading

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Criticality

Whilst risk management has been around since the 1990s and found its way into asset management through the concept of ‘criticality’, there is little consistency in its application. This paper provides a basis for development and discussion: Criticality For more … Continue reading

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