Richard Swan is an ex-secondary school teacher, now operating as a freelance writer, lecturer and academic. By training and inclination a medievalist, he has organised and participated in a wide range of talks and debates including extra-terrestrial intelligence, animal cognition, Mervyn Peake, T.S.Eliot and Lana Del Rey. He is also partial to Classed Growth claret, if anyone’s offering.
"No word was untested, no argument taken for granted, no opinion dismissed without argument nor accepted without argument."
David Jones, professor of bioethics, St Mary's University College