chapter  23
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Looking Back

In 1980 Ruth and I left Cambridge, moving to a smaller house in the village of Aspley Guise near Woburn. We did this to be near my daughter Alice, her husband Michael Crampin and their three children; he is a professor of mathematics in the Open University. I retained a room in the Cavendish, spending one or two days a week there, continuing to work on the problems that have occupied me for the last twenty years and discussing them with colleagues. I was appointed Adrian Fellow at the University of Leicester, so that I might visit Ted Davis, the co-author of my major book, now professor of physics there. I travelled a lot, to Israel to a conference arranged by Moshe Kaveh, to the USA and to Rome for the conference on amorphous semiconductors in 1985.