At 60, after a career as a mathematician and a senior manager in some of the UK's top universities I decided that it was time to follow my passions, make way for others, and do my bit for my community and the future. These days I pursue my zest of adventures from sewing, and trail running to climbing and mountaineering. I chair of a local community group, Southampton Common Forum, that works to improve the wonderful Common for all the people of the City. Follow my sewing adventures on Instagram @theseamstersapprentice