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WORK: Chris Deuchar's work pages 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 tuition with

PUBLICATIONS AND PROJECTS: Whilst at the University of Nottingham, I was involved in various research projects and contributed to RESEARCH PAPERS and  WORK PROJECTS.
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

HOBBIES: I have other web pages for my principal hobbies which revolve around :-

INLAND WATERWAYS - 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 HERE.
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 hunting.....
MOTORCYCLING - 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, "The Undercovers" (currently in limbo) was another Black Pig spinoff. I am now bass player for Cottonmouth - 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 or this generic MORRIS DANCING link.

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, Jacob, is a professional event photographer. Go to JACOB'S WEBSITE  or click:

to access his franchise site and order prints online. Visit his DE Photo facebook page here!
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 Rare Ltd in Birmingham, UK - a Microsoft subsidiary. This was after being made redundant a couple of years before by Monumental Games 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.
DEUCHARS ALES: the family link  - click the link or logo to find out more.

Chris Deuchar's contact email address for non-work purposes is sorry, you will need to manually copy this address
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