Bachelor of Science, Nottingham (England) University, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, Reading (England) University, 1961.
Research fellow Reading University, 1961-1965. Lecturer Lancaster (England) University, 1965-1977, professor, since 1977, provost of science, 1994-1997. Governor Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, 1989-1997, Institute Grasslands and Environmental Research, Aberyswyth, Wales, 1993-1996.
Member Agricultural and Food Council, London, 1989-1993.
The relationship with God in Covenant is like a marriage between human beings – both as a community and as individuals – on the one side and God in Christ on the other.
God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.
Fellow Royal Society (council member 1990-1992), Institute of Biology. Member Society for Experimental Biology, British Ecological Society.
Married Margaret Mary James, July 31, 1963. Children: Timothy, Peter.