About

MeWelcome to my website. Hamish McClelland Cavaye. British, prematurely bald, and too lazy to shave very often.

This site is just my way of keeping in touch and sharing stuff I find interesting. The blog section gets out of date quickly I’m afraid. Many of the photos and other links are here for nostalgia, so if you’ve known me for a few years then I hope you enjoy reminiscing.

I’m many things; computer enthusiast (gamer nerd), amateur astronomer, chemist (more detail here), brewer of beer, grower of chillies. I’m a graduate of the University of Oxford having read Chemistry there between 2003-2007 . I then moved out to sunny Australia to study for a PhD in chemistry at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. After moving back to England I spent just over 3 years as a developer of stage pyrotechnics for Le Maitre Ltd in Peterborough and now I’ve moved back into academia as a research fellow at Cranfield University working on binders for energetic materials.

If you are a Cavaye or relative and have come here looking for information on the family name and history then I’m afraid that’s not really what this site is about. However, take a look here and here for more information on the Cavaye family itself and how to contact those more knowledgeable than me.