<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /> <title>Note: Control - Theo Todman's Personal Page (Theo Todman's Web Page)</title> </head><body> <a name="Top"></a> <h2>Theo Todman's Personal Page</h2><hr><p class = "Centered">(Text as at 31/08/2017 19:35:02)<br><br>(For earlier versions of this Note, <a href="#TableOfPreviousVersions">see the table at the end</a>)</p><hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><ul type="disc"><li>I was educated at the Crypt School Gloucester (<a name="W2855W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.cryptschool.org/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>, 1965-1972), and at King's College Cambridge</A> (<a name="W2856W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>, 1973-6), where I substantially wasted my opportunities studying a subject (mathematics) for which I was ill-suited, but where I thoroughly enjoyed myself rowing, playing bridge and socializing. I was briefly a <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_5/Notes_561.htm">Carthusian</A><SUP>1</SUP> monk, and was subsequently, until the mid 1990's, an evangelical, fundamentalist, dispensationalist <a name="2"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_11/Notes_1157.htm">Christian</A><SUP>2</SUP>. Now, I aim to be a philosopher. For a long time I was an enthusiast for Hi-Q societies - mainly Mensa (<a name="W3029W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.mensa.org.uk/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>) and ISPE (<a name="W232W"></a><A HREF = "https://www.thethousand.com/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>). After a decade away, I've recently (as of April 2011) rejoined these organisations. I enjoy a (somewhat irregular) work-out at the gym and am occasionally persuaded to play the oboe extremely badly, somewhat improved by lessons which are currently in abeyance. I've also started to learn the piano. I used to enjoy playing chess and bridge, to the latter of which I <a name="3"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_11/Notes_1146.htm">returned</A><SUP>3</SUP> at the end of 2007. As of the end of October 2010 I retired from a career in the central IT function at HSBC (<a name="W2857W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.hsbc.com/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>). As for family, follow this this <a name="4"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_11/Notes_1150.htm">link</A><SUP>4</SUP>. <BR></li><li>From October 2000 to June 2004, I studied for a BA in Philosophy at <a name="5"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_11/Notes_1158.htm">Birkbeck</A><SUP>5</SUP> College, University of London. This was a part-time course involving 2 or 3 evenings a week (together with all the outside study). I seem to be more fitted to philosophy than mathematics, and graduated with first class honours. I also expended quite a lot of energy running the Birkbeck Philosophy <a name="6"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_11/Notes_1156.htm">Society</A><SUP>6</SUP>for a couple of years, thereby meeting a lot of interesting philosophers. <BR></li><li>I started the Master in Philosophical Studies (MPhil Stud) degree at Birkbeck in October 2005, but intermitted in the following spring after my wife Julie had a nasty car accident that debilitated her for 6 months. She is now fully recovered, and I recommenced formal study for a PhD at Birkbeck in October 2007. My area of research was <a name="7"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_0/Notes_1.htm">Personal_Identity</A><SUP>7</SUP>. Unfortunately, I found it difficult combining research with my work commitments and other interests, so this is also in abeyance. See my <a name="8"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Philosophy_Page</A><SUP>8</SUP> for the current status.<BR></li><li>From late September to end December 2010, I was at Heythrop College (<a name="W235W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>) studying for an MA in <em>Philosophy and Religion</em>. The document controlling these activities is <a name="9"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_9/Notes_944.htm">here</A><SUP>9</SUP>. Unfortunately, I've continued my career as a serial academic drop-out, and dropped out. Basically, I've moved on psychologically from taught to research degrees, and don't like having to write superficial tripe to aggressive timeframes. <BR></li><li>So, the grand plan from now on is to write much more than is strictly required for a PhD under my own steam, and then see if I can get the work critiqued at a University. <BR></li><li>For the latest status report on my various projects, follow this <a name="10"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_5/Notes_512.htm">link</A><SUP>10</SUP>. <BR></li><li>In lieu of completed structures on which to hang my pearls of wisdom, I've created an "Animadversions" notes-database for depositing thoughts pending the creation of the appropriate peg. If I find myself lying awake at night thinking about this or that, the remedy is to leap out of bed and blog it (but not in the official <a name="11"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_2/Notes_268.htm">blog</A><SUP>11</SUP>. For the Jump Table to the various thoughts, follow <A Href="../Notes_Jump_8.htm">this link</A>. <BR></li><li>Finally, I did make a start on an <a name="12"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_1/Notes_126.htm">autobiography</A><SUP>12</SUP>, but this has stalled. You will be able to see this developing (if it ever does) by following the link. <BR></li><li>All my Notes can be accessed via the following the <A HREF="../Notes_Jump_Changed_0.htm" TARGET = "_top">jump-table</A>. </li></ul></P> <br><hr><h3 class = "Left">Printable Version:</h3> <UL><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_1148_0_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 0.</li></UL> <a name="TableOfPreviousVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Previous Version of this Note:</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">19/06/2014</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3624</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_1148_41809000.htm">Theo Todman's Personal Page</A></TD></TR> </TABLE> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%">Note last updated</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Reference for this Topic</TH> <TH WIDTH="25%">Parent Topic</TH></TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="25%">31/08/2017 19:35:02</TD> <TD WIDTH="50%">1148 (Theo Todman's Personal Page)</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%">None</TD></TR> </TABLE></center> <hr><h3>Summary of Note Links from this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <td bgcolor="#b3ffb3" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_5/Notes_561.htm"><span title="High Quality">Carthusians - Main Text</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#b3ffb3" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_944.htm"><span title="High Quality">Heythrop - MA Philosophy and Religion</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#ffff4d" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_1.htm"><span title="Medium Quality">Research - Proposal</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#b3ffb3" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_5/Notes_512.htm"><span title="High Quality">Status: Summary (2018 - June)</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#ffcccc" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1158.htm"><span title="Low Quality">Theo Todman's Birkbeck Philosophy Page</span></A></TD> </TR> <TR> <td bgcolor="#ffff4d" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1156.htm"><span title="Medium Quality">Theo Todman's Birkbeck Philosophy Society Page</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#b3ffb3" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_2/Notes_268.htm"><span title="High Quality">Theo Todman's Blog</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#b3ffb3" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1146.htm"><span title="High Quality">Theo Todman's Bridge Page</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#ffcccc" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1157.htm"><span title="Low Quality">Theo Todman's Christian Page</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#ffcccc" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1150.htm"><span title="Low Quality">Theo Todman's Family Page</span></A></TD> </TR> <TR> <td bgcolor="#ffff4d" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm"><span title="Medium Quality">Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</span></A></TD> <td bgcolor="#ffff4d" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_126.htm"><span title="Medium Quality">Theo's Autobiography</span></A></TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P class = "Centered">To access information, click on one of the links in the table above.</P> <a name="ColourConventions"></a><br><hr><br><h3 class = "Left">Text Colour Conventions</h3><OL TYPE="1"><li><FONT COLOR = "000000">Black</FONT>: Printable Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><li><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li></OL><BR> <center><BR><HR><BR><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD><TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD><TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-01T04:45" pubdate>01/08/2018 04:45:23</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR><TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD><TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD><TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD></TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR></BODY></HTML>