6 August 1962: Born Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire, UK.

May 1978: Finished Compulsory School with Nine GCE O Levels: English Langauge, English Literature, Mathematics, Geography, History, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Religious Studies. Also with one CSE Grade One in Arithmetic.

May 1979: Completed Lower Sixth Form with a GCE O Level in Electronics.

May 1980: Finished Sixth Form with Two GCE A Levels: Chemistry and Physics.