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1950 - 1955 King Edward's School, Birmingham, U.K.
King Edward's Scholarship
1957 - 1963 St. John's College, Oxford
Birmingham City Scholarship
1956 Certificate "Radio Engineering", City & Guilds
1961 B.A. Chemistry (Hons, 1st Class)
"Some Chemical Applications of Magnetic Resonance".
1963 D. Phil. by thesis entitled
1984 - 1990 Diploma in Dance Education
Sydney Dance Development Centre.
2003 Entomology 1, University of Sydney
2008 Coaching-0, DanceSport Australia
2010 Coaching-1, International Latin American, DanceSport Australia
2012 Coaching-1, International Standard Ballroom, DanceSport Australia
English, Latin, French (High School level)
HTML, C, C++, Pascal, Fortran, Basic, Cobol, Algol
1955 - 1957 Royal Air Force (National Service)
For this period, I worked as an Air Wireless Fitter, doing repair and
maintenance on electronic devices in a variety of aircraft, as well
as spending some time as an instructor.
1963 - 1967 Senior Research Fellow, Civil Service,
My main activity in this job was the design of microwave systems for
both passive and active satellite communications. This involved the
application of electromagnetic theory to a variety of situations and
components, and substantial computer programming for the evaluation
of complex integrals and various types of Bessel functions.
Satellite Microwave Communications Group.
Signals Research & Development Establishment,
1967 - 1971 Post Doctoral Research Fellow,
This work involved the use of the Stellar Interferometer located at
Narrabri, NSW. I was also responsible in part for its maintenance.
In addition, I worked on the interpretation of the observations made
on binary stars, involving considerable programming by computer of
problems in celestial mechanics, multiparameter minimisation, and
Astronomy Department, University of Sydney,
1971 - 1990 Lecturer (1981: Senior Lecturer)
During this period, I taught courses and supervised projects at
undergraduate, Honours, and postgraduate levels, on a
variety of computer science topics.
Basser Department of Computer Science, University of Sydney
2008-2013 Assistant Teacher
During this period, I taught Standard Ballroom,
Latin-American, New Vogue, and Wedding Waltz.
Byrnes Dance Image, Granville
88 Published articles,
48 Technical Reports.
1984 "Nuclear Threat" SDDC Seymour Centre, Sydney
1985 "Nuclear Threat" SDDC Michael Fowler Theatre, Wellington
1987 "Walking & Falling" Freelance Dance Company Broadwalk Theatre, Sydney
1987 "Prompt Side" Freelance Dance Company Civic Theatre, Orange
1987 "Celebrations" SDDC Opera House, Sydney
1988 "Recital" SDDC Greenhalgh Theatre, Sydney
1990 "Petite Performance" SDDC Greenhalgh Theatre, Sydney
2005 "Ballroom and Latin" Christmas in July Concord RSL
"The Haunted Ballroom"
1987 Standard Ballroom Bronze, Silver
1987 Latin American Bronze, Silver
1987 New Vogue Bronze, Silver
1 May 1988 New Vogue Gold
25 Jun 1989 Standard Ballroom Gold
17 Nov 1991 Latin American Gold
5 Apr 1998 Exhibition Ballroom Silver
23 Nov 2004 Exhibition Ballroom Gold
Latin American Gold
Standard Modern Ballroom Gold
1978 "Computers for Dance", 10x2 hours,
Australian College of Physical Education
1971-89 "Computers and Dance", Honours and Post-Graduate Project Supervision, University of Sydney
1999 "Dance and Notation", Occasional Lecture,
Dance Degree Course, Australian College of Physical Education
2000 "Dance and Technology", Presentation to "Stamping Ground", Dance Camp, Bellingen
MAJOR DANCE PRIZES:
1988 1st: Bundaberg Sugar Coast Festival: Senior Open (Standard Ballroom)
1988 1st: Bundaberg Sugar Coast Festival: Senior Open (Latin-American)
1989 1st: Goulburn Dance Festival: Senior 15 dance (3 styles)
1989 1st: Diamant Dance Titles, Gosford : Over 50 (3 Styles)
1990 1st: Steel City Titles, Newcastle : Senior Open (Latin-American)
1992 1st: Hunter Valley Festival, Maitland : Heritage Senior Trophy (3 styles)
1996 1st: Coffs Harbour Festival: Senior Trophy (3 styles)
1998 1st: Taree Dance Titles: Senior Trophy (3 styles)
1999 Gold: New Zealand Masters Games, Wanganui : DanceSport section (Showdance)
1999 1st: Novocastrian Titles: Senior Trophy (3 styles)
2000 Gold: New Zealand Masters Games, Dunedin : DanceSport section (Showdance)
2000 1st: ANDA Summer Festival: Senior Trophy (3 styles)
2000 1st: Novocastrian Titles: Senior Trophy (3 styles)
2002 1st: Bundaberg Coral Coast Classic: Argentine Tango
2002 1st: FATD Championships: Masters II Open (Latin-American)
Fellow, Australian Computer Society,
Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society,
Fellow, Royal Society for Chemistry.
1971-2006 Collecting, rearing, photographing Australian Caterpillars;
Donated many photographs, specimens and records to the
Macleay Museum, University of Sydney.
presented Pas-de-Deux between a live and a computed dancer
for Closing Ceremony, 10th Australian Computer Conference,
Concert Hall, Melbourne
1989 "Dance Gallery"
designed and operated lighting for
Children's Recital, SDDC, Greenhalgh Theatre, Kuring-gai College.
"The Butterfly Man"
6 minute documentary directed by Samantha Rebillet
60 minute ABC radio interview by Richard Fidler
(updated 28 July 2021)