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Ian Stone

Dr Ian Stone

Dr Ian R Stone has degrees in history, mathematics and geology. He served in the Army after first graduation and became particularly interested in the Crimean War, a much misunderstood conflict, which far from being confined to the Crimean peninsula, was a worldwide struggle. He was on the staff of the University of Kent at Canterbury for almost 20 years where he published extensively on, and lectured about, several aspects of the war. He acquired a good knowledge of, and admiration for, the Byzantines and has lectured about aspects of their history on very many trips to the Black Sea and the Aegean.

After retirement he was invited to accept an appointment at Cambridge where he is now on the staff of the Scott Polar Research Institute, reflecting another of his particular interests. He is currently Editor of Polar Record, the principal international journal of polar studies. He has travelled extensively in both Polar Regions and especially in the Baltic, Black Sea and Aegean areas.