John Field is Emeritus Professor in the University of Stirling, Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick, and Gastprofessor at the Universität zu Köln. His research focuses on the history of adult education and training; he has written about the influence of behaviourism on education and training, inter-organisational conflicts and settlements in wartime adult education, adult education and active citizenship, the educational ideas and practices of utopian movements, and the relationship between skills, work, and masculinities. Recent publications include Working Men’s Bodies: Work Camps in Britain 1880-1940(Manchester University Press, 2013). He is currently studying the International Voluntary Service for Peace in Britain and Germany after WW2.