Photo of Ross Burgess in his studys

Ross Burgess — Publications

Author of:

UNIX Systems for Microcomputers, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1988; 2nd impression with update, 1990. ISBN 0-632-02036-9.

Joint author of three books (with Joseph St John Bate):

The Automated Office, Collins, 1985. ISBN 0-00-383008-X; also translated into Italian and Spanish.

Office automation using the IBM personal computer systems, Collins, 1986. ISBN 0-0-383104-3.

The Amstrad PC 1512 — a user guide, Collins, 1987; 2nd Edition Blackwell, 1989. ISBN 0-632-02399-6.

Short stories

'Friday Night' and 'The Reunion'. Both included in A Boxful of Ideas, edited by John Dixon and Jeffrey Doorn (Paradise Press, 2016. ISBN 978-1-904585-86-2) for which Ross did the typographical layout.

Editor of:

IBM, small and medium systems (Pergamon Infotech State of the Art Report, 1986). ISBN 0-08-034-0903.

Diverse Performances — Masculinities and the Victorian Stage by the late David Haldane Lawrence (Paradise Press, 2014). ISBN 978-1-904585-74-9

Amiable Warriors — a history of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality and its times by Peter Scott-Presland (Paradise Press, Volume One published 2015: ISBN 978-1-904585-75-6). Volume Two in preparation.

Falkland and its People 1901—1913  Research by Thomas Playfair (The Falkland Society, 2020). ISBN 978-1-9161504-0-9.

Copy editor and contributor to:

Out of the Shadows — a History of the pioneering London Gay Groups and Organisations 1967–2000, Bona Street Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9566091-0-6.

Academic paper:

Past Caring: Creating an archive for LGBT history. The Third ‘What is & How to Do LGBT History?’ Conference, Manchester, February 2016.


  • CHE (Campaign for Homosexual Equality)
  • CHERT (CHE Research Trust)
  • SLG (South London Gays)

For a longer list of websites maintained by Ross and Foxearth IT Solutions, see

Regular contributor to:

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