I was born in Egypt of Missionary parents, but was educated mainly in the UK. I qualified as a Medical Practitioner in 1955 and, after a 3-year Short Service Commission in the RAF, I worked in various hospital posts (including 3 years in Dublin and 2 years in Uganda) before being appointed as a Consultant Physician at Musgrove Hospital, here in Taunton, in 1970. I was Licensed as a Reader in the same year and also served as a Director of Somerset Care for 3 years in the early 1990's.
I met Margaret at University and we were married a year after graduating. We have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.