Based in St Andrews, The R&A is golf's governing body and organiser of The Open Championship. The R&A is committed to working for golf and operates with the consent of 136 organisations from the amateur and professional game and on behalf of over 30 million golfers in 121 countries.
Based in St Andrews, The R&A organises The Open Championship, major amateur events and international matches. The R&A is committed to working for golf and supports the growth of the game internationally and the development and management of sustainable golf facilities. The R&A operates with the consent of 152 organisations from the amateur and professional game and on behalf of over 30 million golfers in 138 countries.RandA.org
Mary Ray has won Crufts obedience championships three times and won every major British dog agility competition. She is the leading authority on freestyle and heelwork to music and regularly appears on television. She is the author of two successful dog training books.
Francesca Riccomini is an experienced veterinarian and pet behaviour counsellor. She is a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist and a member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors and the Feline Advisory Bureau's Behaviour Expert Panel. As well as specialising in the treatment of problems related to companion animal behaviour, Francesca lectures and writes articles for a range of publications aimed at owners and those working with cats. She is the author of Know Your Cat and Cat Care Essentials for Hamlyn and co-author with Claire Arrowsmith of What if My Cat?
Dr Richard Woolfson
This book includes various contributors from the Practical Parenting expert panel:Dr Richard Woolfson, Anne Richley, Annette Maloney, Dr Rana Conway, Dr Lowri Kew, Siobhan O'Reilly, Charlotte Pearson, Ceri Roberts, Rachel Delahaye, Johanna Payton.Biographies of main contributors.Dr Richard Woolfson is a child psychologist and a regular writer for Practical Parenting. He is also the author of many books, including Bright Baby, Bright Toddler, Bright Child, Small Talk, Why do Kids Do That?, What is My Baby Thinking? and Happy Child, all published by Hamlyn.Anne Richley is a community midwife and a regular contributor to Practical Parenting. She has two children.Annette Maloney is a health visitor with over 15 years' experience, who regularly advises readers of Practical Parenting in her Questions and Answers feature.Dr Rana Conway is a registered public health nutritionist with more than 14 years' experience and is an expert on healthy eating for all the family.Dr Lowri Kew, Practical Parenting's expert doctor, has been practising for 13 years. She is mother to three boys.
Sir Richard Francis Burton
Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was an English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. His best-known achievements include travelling in disguise to Mecca, an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights, and bringing the Kama Sutra to publication in English - thereby introducing the world to what is now regarded as a standard work on human sexual behaviour. Following a career in the army of the East India Company serving in India (and later, briefly, in the Crimean War), he was engaged by the Royal Geographical Society to explore the east coast of Africa and led the expedition guided by the locals that discovered Lake Tanganyika. In later life he served as British consul in Fernando Po, Santos, Damascus and, finally, Trieste. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was awarded a knighthood in 1886.
Sara Rittershausen is the proprietor of Burnham Nurseries in Devon and writes for the National Orchid Journal and many other publications.Location: Devon, UK
Brian Rittershausen has been writing and lecturing for many years and is an active member of the Royal Horticultural Society's Orchid Committee.
Dr Roger Mugford
Dr Roger Mugford is widely acknowledged as being Britain's leading animal psychologist. He holds advanced degrees in zoology and psychology. After pioneering the practice of behavioural therapy for pets, Mugford founded the Animal Behaviour Centre in 1979, which is currently the biggest of its kind. His methodology has been embraced by veterinary surgeons throughout the UK.Roger is a frequent contributor to international symposia, books, radio and TV programs about pets. He is also responsible for the invention of numerous training accessories, including the world famous HALTI Headcollar.
Mark Rowlinson has been associated with the World Atlas of Golf since 1990, both editorially and as a contributor. He has also written A Place to Golf and The Times Guide to the Golf Courses of Great Britain and Ireland.