Welcome to John R Hudson’s website …

… which has been developed for two reasons:

Internet Explorer and CSS containers

At the outset, I took the trouble to make the website compatible with the Internet Explorer browser. However, this resulted in some compromises in the look and feel of the website and in how readable the site was for those using screenreaders.

As almost everyone now has access to an alternative to Internet Explorer and with the arrival of CSS containers which allow more subtle placing of elements on a webpage, I have decided to drop support for the Internet Explorer browser and use CSS containers to improve the look and feel of the site and make it more screenreader friendly.

Feel free to browse or to download any of the PDFs. Most material is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License Creative Commons Licence

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Some biographical notes

I decided to become a Christian at the age of 16 and much of my life has been spent in trying to work out what that involves in practice.

Though my career initially took me towards the social sciences, I have always retained an interest in the natural sciences and in the philosophy and history that I had studied at university.

Several people throughout my life have had a formative impact on my development which has involved, among other things, a deep interest in gender issues and interests in adult development, management and systems thinking. Systems thinking has informed my understanding both of the natural world and the social relationships which we have and of what it means to be a Christian.

I began to use computers in 1980 initially to produce printed material and over the years I have become an academic copyeditor and typesetter. I soon realised that I could automate a lot of routine tasks by learning scripting and programming. I started using Linux in 2000 and found it so superior to Windows 98 that I have continued to develop my computing skills primarily in this area.

I decided in 2011 that it was time to turn my attention to web publishing and this site represents one fruit of those efforts.

The pages and papers presented here are a fraction of those I have produced over my lifetime but represent my current thinking, sometimes developed many years ago or over many years.