A. J. Polyzoides

A.J. Polyzoides was born in Alexandria, Egypt, of Greek Macedonian parents. As a youth he walked the city’s avenues and coastal promenade searching for remains of the Greek Ptolemaic city, the absence of which sparked a life-long interest in ancient Alexandria. After the military revolution, the Suez Canal War and the exodus of the foreign […]

Dr Athol Yates

Dr Athol Yates teaches at the Institute for International and Civil Security, Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, which offers a Masters Degree for Emirati security professionals. He teaches civil security, covering professional security practice, internal security and disaster management. His current research is on the security services of the UAE and former Trucial States, including […]

Dr Sarah Younie

Dr Sarah Younie is a Reader in Education, Innovation and Technology in the School of Applied Social Sciences, De Montfort University and the Co-director for the Institute for Education Futures at the University. She has taught in secondary schools and universities for over 25 years.Since obtaining a PhD in Education, she has undertaken international and […]

Dr Katie Laird

Dr Katie Laird is a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology in the School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University. She has a BSc (Hons) in Biology and obtained a PhD in applied microbiology in 2008. She is currently Head of the Infectious Disease Research group at DMU, and has a team of seven researchers working on various […]

Dr Hans-Peter Uerpmann

Dr Hans-Peter Uerpmann

Dr Hans-Peter Uerpmann was Professor of Archaeobiology at the Institute of Scientific Archaeology of the University of Tübingen, where he first worked for the interdisciplinary project The Tübingen Atlas of the Near and Middle East. His main topics were prehistoric subsistence economy in general and the ancient history of domestic animals in particular. This work […]

Dr Margarethe Rose Uerpmann

Dr Margarethe Rose Uerpmann

Dr Margarethe Rose Uerpmann has been working as an archaeologist and archaeozoologist in the Near and Middle East for more than 30 years. She is affiliated to the Institutes of Early Prehistory and Scientific Archaeology at the University of Tübingen (Germany). A major focus of her research has been on south-east Arabia where she worked […]

Sabah Jasim

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Sabah Jasim obtained his BA and MA from the University of Baghdad, and his PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1985. He has worked extensively in Iraqi archaeology, including fieldwork at Nineveh, Hatra and Babylon, and at Tell Abada, Tell Rashid and Abu Khazaf in the Hamrin region. He participated in the British […]

Patrick Morel

Patrick Morel

PATRICK MOREL is renowned worldwide as a falconer Master. He has an innate sense of hunting, is a modest expert on ‘grande quête’ pointing dogs (particularly English pointers) and is himself a fine shot. He is the former President of the Belgian Falconers Association (Club Marie de Bourgogne), and was previously President of the International […]

Rachael Dixey

Rachael and Irene met in 1980, when Irene was a bubbly, funny and warm-hearted young teacher and Rachael, seven years her junior, a budding academic specialising in health and development. The realisation of their love for each other came simultaneously and suddenly and led to a partnership that lasted half a lifetime. With a shared […]

John Pinfold

John Pinfold

After more than 30 years working in higher education, first at the London of School of Economics and then at Rhodes House, Oxford, John Pinfold is now an independent historian based in Oxford. Brought up in Liverpool, he saw his first Grand National in 1967, and has witnessed at first hand all but two of […]