Prior to the time he spent in West Africa as an education management advisor Patrick had a long career in education in the UK – mainly in the Further Education sector – initially as a teacher/lecturer and subsequently as a senior manager. Since his retirement from education he has established himself as a dealer in rare books. He was born in South Yorkshire but grew up in Norfolk and has also lived in Canada. He graduated in Philosophy, has three daughters and lived in London. Patrick sadly died on 15 November 2021, having approved the published version the Friday before.