Welcome! This is very much a work in progress so please bear with me if there are glitches or incomplete pages. The site is designed as a glorified blog: an incomplete record of my work and my thoughts. As such, may well be disparate and disjointed.

Since leaving university, I have been trying to write more regularly. This has mainly taken the form of political comment pieces and reviews for various publications including Demos, New StatesmanProgress Online, Future Foreign PolicyLabourList, and The Church Times. These articles and reviews, along with additional blog posts, can be found (unsurprisingly) in the Writing section of this site.

Photography is primarily a hobby (and a means of recording my travels) but I keep meaning to make a bit more of an effort to sell some of the pictures! They are all available to purchase as prints. My other major hobby is singing. I started as a chorister in the choir of St Mary Redcliffe, in Bristol before moving house, joining the Berkshire Youth Choir under Gillian Dibden and becoming a bass. Until recently I was singing with the Oriel Chapel Choir in Oxford and the choir of St Peter’s Caversham. I have recently accepted a choral scholarship for the year 2013-4 at St Mary’s Battersea.

I am currently working for a major London transport infrastructure project. Until recently, I was working for a Labour peer in the House of Lords. However, I am involved with various Projects outside of this. The vast majority of these are related to China in some way; the most significant of which is the China-Britain Youth Association. In 2008 I spent six weeks in Shanghai with the British Council. That trip ignited a fascination with this complex country and I have sought in various ways to deepen my understanding. I have been lucky enough to visit regularly ever since.

It’s always great to hear from people interested in being involved in these projects so please don’t hesitate to Contact Me about these or anything else on this site.