The Deuchars - Web Page Portal
(Current update: Tuesday, February 03, 2015)
are now at
but to summarise:-
After 28 years in academia, following redundancy
I decided to go it alone with a mixture of consultancy, private science
tutition and, in the absence of anything else, lorry driving. As it turns out
lorry driving is pretty good and low stress. :-)
See Dr Pig's Trucking Blog here
and my new 'road issues' reporting site at
In 2003 I founded the
Waterways Science Group
to tie in a long-standing interest in navigable waterways.
I have also made some use of my original teaching certificate through private
PUBLICATIONS AND PROJECTS:
Whilst at the University of Nottingham, I was involved in various research
projects and contributed to
On a personal and private basis, I have written non-academic books and designed
badges and logos, on a
non-profit making stance, for the various organisations I have belonged to.
PERSONAL PUBLICATIONS HERE
I have other web pages for
my principal hobbies which revolve around :-
- click on the link for more, as there is stuff in there about living on
boats, historic stuff and more links than below...
SALES PAGE!!!: Boating stuff, Bike Bits, Books and Bric-a-Brac
Historic Inland Working Boats
and HIWB mailing list
Inland Waterways Association
- the primary organisation for the waterways.
Waterways Science Group
- my own special interst group.
BORDER MORRIS Dancing
- pretty indescribable really. Black Pig Border do so much apart from the
dancing. There are
music sessions, the large number of events we join in with, the bands, the
mummers plays, the motor biking, the
Isle of Man
, the camping, the beer
- started as a teenager as soon as I could get my licence. Then got married,
boat, car, divorced, another boat, remarried, another car, another boat,
children, and four more bikes, 2 of which
I still have. Follow the links for more...
Oh, and did I mention the
Isle of Man
MUSIC - from spontaneous folk and acoustic sessions to classic rock music.
Gradually I am putting
my whole music career
here, including an appearance at the Royal Festival Hall...
The rock band,
(currently in limbo)
was another Black Pig spinoff. I am now bass player for
- an Americana oriented band.
Either follow my "personal interest" links above
or, for more general information at other sites, start with this
generic WATERWAY link
generic MORRIS DANCING link.
FAMILY & STUFF:
My wife, Jan,
shares many of these interests - and is also an accomplished signwriter and
canal boat decorator.
Go to JAN'S PAGES from here
if you have an interest in these english, inland waterway, crafts.
Our son, Joseph,
is a 'Technical Artist', working in computer game design. Go to
JOSEPH'S WEBSITE here
Most recently he has moved to be a Technical Artist in Malta. Initially with
TRC Family Entertainment
he then moved to 'Playmagic' and is now involved in a new company setup -
still in Malta.
Before then he was on a series of a short contracts with
in Birmingham, UK - a Microsoft subsidiary. This was after being made
redundant a couple of years before by
of Nottingham, UK - who latterly went into administration...
My mother, Mary Ellis,
was an accomplished, and recognised WATERCOLOUR artist and I
am maintaining an on-line GALLERY of her work at
Here you can also purchase some of the many watercolour paintings for sale.
There are many more in stock besides these as I still haven't had time to
catalogue everything. Please ask if you are looking for something in particular.
Chris Deuchar's contact email address for non-work purposes is
(sorry, you will need to manually copy this address as it is a graphic to
reduce the risk of spam)