Currently Hon. Treasurer of the Alister Hardy Trust, having been involved with the organisation since 2002 when I was appointed Administrator. At this time, I was also a part-time lecturer (Lampeter University – now University of Wales Trinity Saint David) specialising in Religion and Science. From 1995-2012, with my wife I ran a small holding in Wales with cattle, ponies and sheep run on organic principles. Prior to 1992 I was employed by the Government’s Property Services Agency, initially as a Chartered Engineer, then Project Manager concluding my career as an Assistant Director responsible for the Crown Court Building programme in the Midlands. Throughout, I have been interested in environmental matters being on the Council of the Soil Association for a period in the 1980s. I have read theology since the 1970s, eventually gaining an Oxford University degree in the subject in 1998 and qualifying as a minister (licensed Reader) in 1994. From this date to the present day I have administered services in the Diocese of Hereford, and the Church in Wales, currently holding a certificate of permission to officiate in the Diocese of Exeter. Having only recently entered the Academic world, I have not published papers in academic journals, but in the past have contributed articles to the Soil Association Journal describing farm visits with one academic article on Acid Rain. In addition I have contributed as a reviewer to Weather (publication of the Royal Meteorological Society) and Signs of the Times (Publication of Modern Church – used to be called Modern Churchpeoples Union). I have also written articles and reviews for De Numine the Journal of the Soil Association. During my time researching my PhD, I contributed papers on transcendence in art to informal seminars held at the University of Aberystwyth.
Nikolay Petrov2020-05-27T16:33:48+00:00February 26th, 2019|