Robert Cliff has lived in South East London for most of his life and, since 1982, in Chislehurst and Bickley. He worked in the telecommunications industry and technology consultancy for over 35 years before training as a physics teacher in his mid 50’s. He taught at St Dunstan’s College and St Olaves Grammar School for 8 years before retiring last year. He has been married for over 40 years and has three grown up children all of whom were educated in Bromley State schools. He is former President of Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC, and is currently their Manager of Winter Athletics.