Professor Charles Oppenheim FRPSL was, until 2009, Professor of Information Science and Head of the Department of Information Science at Loughborough University before taking early retirement. Prior to Loughborough, he held posts in other academic institutions, and for twelve years worked as a senior manager in the scholarly electronic publishing industry. He is now an independent consultant as well as being a Visiting Professor at two UK Universities. He lives in Aberdeen.
Charles, like so many philatelists, started collecting stamps around the age of 11, but stopped when he went to University. He resumed collecting after visiting the London 1980 International Stamp Exhibition, having been persuaded to attend this by a work colleague who was a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society London. Charles’ primary philatelic focus is thematics. He is Membership Secretary of the British Thematic Association, is active in his local Aberdeen Philatelic Society, and is a member of the Publications Committee of the Royal Philatelic Society London.