I won’t back down.

These pages describe a series of times, events and incidents that, as far as I am concerned, have been instrumental in making me the person that I have become. I am not sure how this will develop or how interesting it might be for other people. The title of this page obviously references a Tom Petty song, Petty is one of my wife’s favourite singers, but it also seems to reflect a feature of my life in academic leadership positions. I do try to do what I believe to be the right thing and perhaps persist in that for longer than is healthy for myself.