A Life in Steel 1973 – 2016

Taking an extended Christmas break in December.
Back in January 2017.

This is the story of my life from the moment I decided to study metallurgy at the Rijksuniversiteit Gent until the moment I retired from Tata Steel in Port Talbot.

The blogs are supposed to cover various musings across that period, with emphasis on how little detailed planning was involved, and how it was more a matter of adapting to the circumstances than a meticulous career plan executed with military precision.

Let’s see if I can continue these musings for any length of time and still remain interesting.

[addition 31 March 2017] This was the last regular post I intend to make on this blog – from time to time there may be the occasional additions, but from now on they will be the exception rather than the rule. After all, I don’t want to bore my audience (and, what’s more important, myself) to death.


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Note: Most of the blogs have been written from memory only (where available assisted by publicly available resources, or on occasion from notes available to me). It is entirely possible that I misremember certain aspects of the events described in my blogs, but I hope these are minor and relatively small in number. If anyone finds anything that is clearly wrong, feel free to contact me, and I’ll see what I can do.

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