Jim Schofield is a retired Professor, Theoretical Physicist and devoted polymath with very diverse interests, from Computer Science and Sculpture, to Dance and Mathematics. He has been writing critically on the Philosophy of Science for many decades, and began publishing his extensive research in this area online, after establishing SHAPE Journal with Dr. Peter Mothersole and his son Mick Schofield, in 2009.
Before taking early retirement in the 1990s due to ill health, Schofield was Director of Information Technology at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Prior to that post he worked in computer-aided research in many different fields including Mathematics, Biology, Engineering and Dance Education.
For many years Jim Schofield was active in left-wing politics, a former member of the Labour Party and Young Socialists, and later the Workers Revolutionary Party. While critical of the movement he continues to be a committed Marxist, and it is from this philosophical standpoint, and his many decades of experience as a researcher and teacher, that his profound criticism of contemporary science stems.