Peter specialises in the history of anarchist and libertarian ideas. He is retired from the University of Hull's Centre for Lifelong Learning after teaching for more than thirty years in adult and community education in Manchester, Derbyshire, North Yorkshire and Humberside. He is now an independent researcher and writer. Peter is the author of Making another World Possible: Anarchism, Anti-Capitalism and Ecology in Late 19th and Early 20th Century Britain (Bloomsbury, 2013). He has also contributed a chapter on Kropotkin to Anarchism 1914-1918: Internationalism, Militarism and War, edited by Matthew Adams & Ruth Kinna (Manchester: Manchester University Press, forthcoming) and has published on adult education. His main research lies in 19th century radical British ideas and he is particularly interested in individualism and the individualist anarchist, Henry Seymour.