Name: Dale Aden Tatham James
Age/Birthday: 27 / 10th August 1989 (Berlin, Germany)
Residence: Blenheim, New Zealand
Occupation: Museum & Records Technician – Marlborough Museum
Assistant Archivist – Marlborough Museum
Assistant Curator & Tour Guide – Omaka Aviation Center
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts with Honors in History – University of Exeter
Master of Arts: History – University of Exeter
Hometown: Wherever my immediate family happens to be at the time.
Favorite Films: Die Hard (1988) / Blade Runner (1982) / Aliens (1986) / Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) / District 9 (2009)
Favorite Games: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) / Final Fantasy IX (2000) / Deus Ex: Human Revolution (2011) / The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (2012)
Favorite Books: The Hobbit (J. R.R. Tolkien, 1937) / The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown, 2009) / Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J. K. Rowling, 2007) / Dreams and Shadows (C. Robert Cargill, 2013) / Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert Heinlein, 1961)
Favorite Songs: Fire in the Sky (Ozzy Osbourne) / Bittersweet Symphony (Verve) / Weather With You (Crowded House) / Dusk (Anathema) / Hurt (Johnny Cash) /
I’m a 27 year old guy who loves his films, his games, his stories, his history, but above all his family. I’ve traveled a lot so far and intend to keep on travelling to places I’ve yet to experience. I’ve recently graduated with honors from the University of Exeter, located in the south-western region of England, and am on something of a working gap year. I chose to study history because I feel it encompasses all aspects of life, it’s the study of evolution, of society, and of humanity. That and it helps me better understand the places I visit and plan on visiting doesn’t hurt either.
I am in the relative closing months of my Master of Arts degree in History, which I returned to the UK to complete. Following my diagnosis of High-Functioning Autism (HFA) last year I became inspired to write my postgraduate dissertation on the concept of Neurodiversity and how said concept has evolved through the centuries. I upload all of the coursework I complete for you all to read and I am hoping to return to writing about current events and media in the near future, preferably when my schedule loosens up.