Julian is the Yorkshire Author of this website, who writes and publishes a range of books on Yorkshire themes, including Nostalgia Puzzles, the Yorkshire Puzzles series and Sonnets of Yorkshire Stars. He was born in the West Riding, brought up in the East Riding and is currently living in North Yorkshire. Julian served for over 30 years as a teacher of Classics in various schools in the UK and in Karlsruhe, Germany, where he also became Head of the English Section. He has now stepped down from working in classrooms but is still happy to give talks or teach various subjects to various private pupils on request.
Julian's work was featured in the Yorkshire Post in February 2019. You can also read a recent article from the Old Pocklingtonians on Julian here and see Julian's Interview on #comfortclassics here.
Julian is a member of the O Tempora! crossword setting team for The Times newspaper and the puzzle master for ARGO magazine. Julian has also served as puzzle master for the Dalesman and Cumbria magazines. His books and apps for lovers of the classical world are published by J-PROGS and include Latin puzzle books, ancient Greek puzzle books, Classical Puzzles and Roman Britain Puzzles.
Julian's Imperium Latin course is used in schools across the world and can be downloaded free of charge. In 2003 he became the UK partner of the EU's Comenius funded CIRCE Project and directed the course which won a European Commission silver award for Lifelong Learning under the banner "Quality in Mobility".
All of his most recent publications are available from this website or its links and include:
- Charles Dickens Puzzles
- Nostalgia Puzzles
- Yorkshire Puzzles
- City of York Puzzles
- World of James Herriot Puzzles
- Sonnets for Yorkshire Stars
- A ghost in the house
- Easy Latin Puzzles and Tricky Latin Puzzles
- QUARE ID FACIAM
- Easy Greek Puzzles and Tricky Greek Puzzles
- Classical Puzzles
- Roman Britain Puzzles