Dr Mike Hinton
Former reader in Veterinary Public Health
Following graduation in Veterinary Science from Bristol University in 1966, Dr Mike Hinton spent forty years working principally as an academic and a civil servant, retiring in 2006.
His fascination in the Crimean campaign was kindled during the 1990s when he discovered that one of his 2x great grandfathers served though out the war. Dr Hinton was a Reader in Veterinary Public Health at the time and his principal research interest was infectious diseases and, clearly, this category of disease shaped the course of the campaign.
After retirement, he studied for a second PhD degree under Professor Andrew Lambert at King’s College London and the resulting thesis formed the basis of a book entitled Victory over Disease: Resolving the Medical Crisis in the Crimean War, 1854–1856.
Dr Hinton is a member of the Crimean War Research Society, Victorian Military Society, Society of Genealogists, Veterinary History Society, and the Royal Society of Medicine. He has published over sixty articles on various aspects of the Crimean War in the journals of these, and other societies. His personal research now concentrates more on the family relationships of participants and the memorials, surviving or otherwise, in churches, cemeteries and public places.