Writing, editing and photography by Ralph Mills 



An introduction to Ralph Mills

Background:

Beginning as a schoolboy volunteer in the 1960s, my field archaeological career spanned some 20 years and included supervisory positions on mostly resucue excavations from Dover to Hadrian's Wall. At the same time I began writing and editing, in roles that varied from assistant to Big Chief I-SPY to editing corporate communications at a major London PR agency.

In the 1990s I worked in Vancouver, Canada, promoting and selling an advanced educational software system.

Recently I followed a freelance path, interrupted by a few years as marketing manager of a PC hardware manufacturer.

During 2009-10 I studied for an MA in historical archaeology at the University of Leicester.

At present I live in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and am studying for a PhD at Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD).

For more detail, see my personal web site, At Large (at present being updated).

Education:

My first degree was a BSc (Hons) ARCS in zoology from Imperial College, University of London.

I earned an MA (with distinction) in Historical Archaeology from the University of Leicester.

Interests:

Apart from historical archaeology, photography and writing, my passions include rambling and cycling, and performing classical and folk music.