Alastair F. Brown (Al Brown) Home Page

Updated Sun Jun 25 22:54:14 BST 2017

About The Alastair F. Brown (Al Brown) Web Site

This web site covers various topics related to my work in Computing and Biology, formerly with the Medical Research Council (MRC), and to my other interests including Luthiery.

The web site is hosted on my network, BrownNet, which is maintained by me along with a variety of other private and public network services including the Glasgow Perthshire Charitable Society web site.

Who This Alastair Brown is

Alastair Brown is not an unusual name around the world, despite variations in spelling, and there are many who live in Scotland with a significant number in the Edinburgh area. Check my C.V. to see more about me and to determine if I am the one you are after. I almost always use my middle initial or name (F. or Fergus) to help distinguish me from the masses.

Who This Alastair Brown is not

I am not...

  • ...any spelling of the name that is not ALASTAIR
  • ...one of the Brown's who used to live at the same house number and very similar street name in Edinburgh as me. Banks and other organisations should really read the full address from their databases before contacting people.
  • ...the Al Brown who works/worked at a university in north-east Scotland.
  • ...one of the numerous A. Brown's in Edinburgh listed by many on-line sites. Many of these sites claim to use the Electoral Role, but most are very outdated and somewhat unreliable. Even when they do have the correct address etc. they have the wrong information about who else lives with me - and they have the cheek to charge for such information.

News and Alerts

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According to G**gle I am aged between 25 and 34 - ain't profiling marvelous!


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Some more pictures of the classical guitar in construction stage - Classical Guitar

Words of Wisdom

"In any bureaucracy, paper work increases as you spend more and more time reporting on the less and less you are doing." Anon


The above WoW changes every 60s - reload the page in your browser to see the current WoW. (I know, I could refresh the page for you, but that could be annoying).