A recent photo
Blossfeldia minima, a cactus
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|Status||Ralph retired in April 2017, and is an Emeritus Professor of Cardiff University.
He regrets that he is no longer able to take on any academic related tasks.
|Address||Ralph currently lives in North Wales. Please email me for further details.|
|Cacti and Succulents||Ralph grows cacti and succulents as a hobby, and is a member of the British Cactus and Succulent Society. Here are some details, including photos of plants, and lists of plants for sale and of journals for sale. He is responsible for the well-known cactus and succulent field number database, and a related database of collectors acronyms. Searches can also be made for field numbers corresponding to a given species or locality.|
|British Bryological Society||Ralph is a member of the British Bryological Society and the Border Bryologists.|
|Harpsichord Music||Ralph is keen on harpsichord music. Here are some pieces you can listen to: by Couperin: La Diligente, Les Tricoteuses, Le Reveille-Matin; by Scarlatti: Sonata in D.|
|Friendship Award||In 2014, Ralph was awarded the Friendship Award, China's highest award for foreign nationals.|
|SMA Pioneer Award||In 2016, Ralph was awarded the title of Solid Modeling Pioneer by the Solid Modeling Associtaion.|
|Editorship||Ralph is Associate Editor-in-Chief of Computational Visual Media.|