What do you do in your spare time?
One of my main hobbies is football. I'm a big supporter of Coventry City (well somebody has to be!), though I play a lot as well. I once held the FA Cup. That was in 1987 after Coventry had won it. I also played badminton for the University of St Andrews badminton team.
Once, at a conference in Greece, I was encouraged to try my hand at Greek Dancing (yes that's me!). Later, as a joke, I was awarded a certificate proclaiming me the 'Best non-Greek dancer'.
Have you ever met anybody famous?
I'm a big fan of the Harry Potter books. I once met J. K. Rowling. It was at my graduation, when she received an honorary degree.
I also like to do a bit of hiking in Scotland. Here's a photo of me at summit of Meall a' Choire Leith.