James Holloway

James Holloway

Dr James Holloway has been writing about games, geek culture and whisky since 1995. A former editor of "Archaeological Review from Cambridge," he has also written for Fortean Times, Fantasy Flight Games and The Unspeakable Oath. A graduate of Cambridge University, Holloway runs the blog Gonzo History Gaming.

Published Work


How to start a charity in the UK

Thousands of charitable causes worldwide rely on the hard work and generosity of donors and volunteers to do their good work. If you have an issue that you feel needs to be addressed, you can organise your own charity. In order to qualify as a charity… More »

The consequences of the first offence of petty theft in the UK

Although the term "petty theft" is commonly used in conversation, it is not a term with any meaning in either English and Welsh or Scottish law. The distinction between petty theft and grand theft exists in American law, but does not exist in… More »

How to get money back when overcharged on debit card in the UK

Being overcharged on your debit card can come as a nasty surprise. You may have accidentally been charged more than once for the same purchase. Alternatively, you may feel you have been overcharged in a situation where you gave your card details in advance,… More »

Training for a flight engineer in the UK

Flight engineers are among the best-paid workers in the UK, and no wonder; the job requires extensive training, both academic education and practical work, and mistakes can cost huge sums of money or even lead to injuries or deaths. Flight engineering… More »

How to find time of birth in the UK

If you want to know the exact time of your own birth or someone else's, there are a number of ways to find out. However, none of them are completely reliable. The most easily available records don't always provide the needed information. You may have… More »